|Hawthorne Racecourse results (4/26/03)
Sixty Sails Handicap Recap
The highly-touted Bare Necessities certainly lived up to expectations. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, this talented 4-year-old filly, owned by Iron County Farms Inc and trained by Wallace Dollase, with jockey Rene Douglas in the irons, was content to track the early pace. But when a hole opened along the rail, Douglas sent her through and grabbed the lead entering the stretch. They drew off to a two and a half length victory.
"I rode a race earlier," said Douglas in a post race interview, "and it seemed like the rail was a little tiring. I was concerned but I had no choice. I was inside in contention early and when I asked her she responded. I didn't really want to move at that point but when a lane opened I had to take it. Once I got there I gave it all I had. She's a nice filly."
Longshot Jaramar Rain, sent off at 29-1, grabbed the lead quickly and was left pretty much alone through honest early fractions. She appeared to have everything her own way until Bare Necessities found the spot to slip through.
Chris DeCarlo, rider of second-place finisher Jaramar Rain had this to say, "This track is a tiring racetrack. This horse isn't usually used to running on a stretch that long. Horses get tired running that long. My filly ran a great race. This was her second race after a layoff. It was a strong effort. So far I like it here but I would have liked it better if we would have won."
Lakenheath, fifth choice at 17-1, applied intermittent pressure throughout the race but was unable to ever seriously challenge for the lead. However, she never gave way and finished third, only a neck behind Jaramar Rain.
Said Chris Emigh, rider of Lakenheath, "She ran a much better race than what she did in the Lady Hallie. That day she almost seemed like she was out for a two minute clip and today she had her head much more into it. I thought we might have the race in the stretch, but the winner (Bare Necessities) was able to sneak through on the inside and we couldn't get her. Still, she ran a very nice race."
Amy Dollase, daughter of trainer Wallace Dollase, saddled Bare Necessities. "She's a very good shipper," she said. "We've always done well with her wherever she travels, but we've had good success her shipping into the Kirby Barn. We brought her up on Wednesday and she was able to gallop the next three days. She did what we expected and I'm very happy with this race."
They covered the mile and an eighth distance in 1:52.84 after fractions of 24.52; 49.16; 1:14.18; and 1:39.76.
Bare Necessities paid $3.20, $2.80, and $2.40. Jaramar Rain paid $12.20 and $6.20. Lakenheath brought back $6.20 to show. The $2 2-5 Exacta paid $55.00. The $2 2-5-7 Trifecta paid $411.40. The $2 2-5-7-6 Superfecta paid $1,320.80.