|Arlington Park Stakes results
NICOLE'S DREAM WIRES LASER SHOW RIVALS
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Sept. 26, 2003) -- Nicole's Dream, a recent purchase by the Dare To Dream Stable #4, remained perfect for her new connections with a front-stepping 1½ length victory in the $47,400 Laser Show Stakes on Friday at Arlington Park. E. T. Baird was aboard the Larry Rivelli-trained daughter of Northern Trend who navigated the "about" five furlongs over yielding turf in 58.43 seconds.
Bought for an undisclosed sum following her third-place finish in the Trenton Stakes at Monmouth Park, the 3-year-old filly quickly paid dividends with a gate-to-wire score in an optional claiming/allowance race on Sept. 4. She returned 11 days later with a track record-setting performance in a starter allowance race at the "about" five-furlong grass distance.
The Laser Show winner's share of $28,440 boosted her bankroll to $161,743. Her record stands at 10 wins from 20 starts and she is five for eight over the turf. Sent off as the overwhelming choice of the public, Nicole Dream's paid $3.40, $2.80 and $2.40.
California invader Magarita Midnight rallied from fifth at the top of the stretch to get up for the place, paying $4.60 and $4.40. It was three-quarters of a length back to third-place finisher Beat Your Feet, who returned $3.60.
Cauy, Galatea Cat, Paul's Dream, Paige's Boo and Thehoneymoonsover completed the order of finish.
Arlington Park -- host to the record-breaking 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships and the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- runs a 104-day meet in 2003 through Saturday, Sept. 27. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates seven off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside Waukegan and Longshots featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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