Balmoral Park (9/14/13)
Contact: Tom Kelley
THESLEAZYPRINCESS SHINES IN FILLY ORANGE & BLUE
Taking advantage of a perfect two-hole trip Engel Stable’s Thesleazyprincess pounced on the heavily favored My Little Bit in the lane, zipping right by the pace setter in the final sixteenth of a mile to record a three-length victory in the $200,000 Filly Orange & Blue. The final time was 1:54.4.
|Mike Oosting picked up his second Super Night victory guiding Thesleazyprincess to a three-length victory championship in the Filly Orange & Blue.|
Using the inside starting spot to perfection, driver Mike Oosting positioned the daughter of Sagebrush-Da Sleazy One in the pocket as My Little Bit led the field of eight ladies through splits of 28.1, 57.1 and 1:25.3.
“I was more than happy to let Marcus go early on,” said Balmoral’s leading reinsman. “I figured those two horses of the De Long’s (Party Hangover Two and Kiwi Party) would be coming at some point in the mile so I figured I would let those three battle it out while I stayed covered up with my filly.”
Executing that plan to perfection, the Nelson Willis trainee was full of pace while the battle on the far turn began to take a toll on My Little Bit as the field moved through the stretch.
Moving into the passing lane with a sixteenth of a mile to go Thesleazyprincess responded beautifully, blowing right by her rivals and drawing clear in the shadow of the wire for her third win in nine lifetime starts. Fox Valley Amanda (Dale Hiteman) rallied from far back to be the bridesmaid while My Little Bit held on for third.
After the win Oosting was full of praise for the Engel homebred.
“She was really good tonight and that’s a tribute to the job Nelson Willis has done with her,” said a beaming Oosting. “She relaxed perfectly when she needed to and then she kicked it into gear again once she secured the room she needed. She was really a professional out there tonight.”
Sent off as the 7-2 second choice in the wagering Thesleazyprincess returned $9.60, $5.00 and $2.80. The winner’s share of $94,000 moves the filly's bankroll to $152,452 on the strength of a 3-3-3 record in nine lifetime starts.
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About Balmoral Park: Located in Crete, IL just 12 miles south of 80/94; Balmoral Park has been one of the nation's premier horse racing facilities since 1926. Balmoral Park features live racing every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking is always free.