|Hawthorne Racecourse - Glassy Dip Recap
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Dinstinctive Mr. B wins Glassy Dip
There were quite a few scenarios predicted for the running of Saturday's Glassy Dip Stakes. Few of them suggested that Distinctive Mr. B, who finished second in last year's Glassy Dip, would be on the lead in this race from flagfall to finish. Somebody believed, however.
Jockey Ramsey Zimmerman was supremely confident going into the race. "I wasn't surprised at all. I knew that he would dust those horses at five eighths. He just glides from the gate and if you give him a breather on the turn it's over."
He was right. They were able to put away sprinter supreme Tic N Tin, then hold off the late run of Aloha Bold, the 6-5 favorite in the race, who had raced in close contention from the start.
Eusebio Razo, Jr., the jockey of Aloha Bold, had this to say: "He really didn't seem to have his head in it today. He broke ok from the gate and got caught wide into the turn, but overall he didn't run as I would have expected. Second isn't bad, but he should have been better."
Grey Cart, the longest shot on the board at almost 40-1, came flying late to finish third,
One of the more interesting runners in the field was Fan Club's Mister. This multiple graded stakes winner was trying a turf sprint for the first time. He ran a bit late but could only manage a fifth-place finish.
Frank Lovato Jr., the jockey of Fan Club's Mister, explained why his mount was in this race. "It was hard to know what he was going to do. You can't change a horse's style of running. His is usually forward, but going around two turns, not one turn going five eighths. They were all professional sprinters, which is not his thing. Not that it couldn't be, it's just that today it wasn't. Everybody was aware of that.
"It was a chance but it was also something to try and maybe find out something more about the horse for the future. They have a race picked out for him. I'm not sure where it is but this was a good stepping stone. This was just an opportunity for him to run and see where he was. It wouldn't have surprised me if he had won today but this wasn't his Breeders' Cup."
They covered the five furlongs in 57.66.
Distinctive Mr. B paid $38.00, $10.60, and $5.40; Aloha Bold $2.60, $2.40; and Grey Cart $5.40.
The $2 Exacta (4-9) paid $71.60. The $2 Trifecta (4-9-3) paid $2,617.00. The $2 Superfecta (4-9-3-2) paid $4,466.80.