Chicago Barn to Wire BRIS
Home | News | Bloggers | Forums | Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Contact Us | Search


September 21, 2014, 07:21:46 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: If you don't remember your password, email me.

New  registration procedures -- Some ISPs have been bouncing the verification emails.  Please email me to be activated or if you have any problems.  Click Contact Us above.
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Cuz She Can prevails in Betsy Ross  (Read 519 times)
jrstark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 6133



« on: July 04, 2010, 09:47:23 PM »

Cuz She Can prevails in Betsy Ross
from Harrah's Chester publicity department

If "home track advantage" exists in harness racing, Bulletproof Enterprises' Cuz She Can ($8.60) put it to fine use in Sunday (July 4) afternoon's 3rd edition of the $100,000 Betsy Ross at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack.  Cuz She Can, who has raced almost exclusively at Chester since the meet began, was a winner in four of her last six against distaff company and second in her other two efforts.  But today, she saw noticeably tougher company with millionaires Tug River Princess and Chancey Lady in town.

Noting her willingness to be more responsive late in the race when involved early, Ron Pierce looked to position Cuz She Can as near the front as possible early.  "I wanted to get her out of there [at the start]," Pierce quipped.  "She's a tough mare.  If you get her involved early, she tries harder late in the race.  I got her out of there, but a few others had the same idea, so we got away in the four-hole."  Symphony in Motion (Brian Sears) and Laughandbehappy (Tim Tetrick) were the first pair to show, lining up at the front of the field into the first turn before Chancey Lady (George Brennan) worked her way to the front.  All the while, Cuz She Can stalked from midfield after floating toward the front, allowing Symphony in Motion to set a :26.0 first quarter before being pressed and overtaken by Chancey Lady.

Moving for the bridge turn, Cuz She Can was in a bit of a precarious position, forced to go first-over into Chancey Lady in what amounted to a fast :54.1 half mile.  But the pace wasn't Pierce's main concern.  "The concern I had was Tug River Princess being on my back," Pierce continued.  "I felt she was the horse to beat.  I was concerned I was going to give her my second-over trip, so I never really went for the lead."  Instead, Pierce rated Cuz She Can off the flank of Chancey Lady through a 1:22.0 three-quarter split, only cutting the five-year-old Cambest mare loose on the far turn.  "We just took our time around the second turn and up the backstretch.  To my surprise, Tug River Princess pulled off my back going into the last turn, and I figured Gee, we can beat her now.  You can go three-wide on a lot of tracks with no problem, but because the turns at Chester are so flat, you lose a lot of ground going three-wide."

A combination of a hot pace and pressure from Cuz She Can led to Chancey Lady relinquishing the lead at head-stretch, and as she faded, Cuz She Can and Tug River Princess (John Campbell) pulled away from the field, neither mare holding anything back in the final yards.  Despite an all-out effort from the 2008 Valley Forge winner, it was Cuz She Can who prevailed by a neck, taking the Betsy Ross in 1:49.4.  Shanghai Lil (David Miller) rallied from the back of the pack to claim third, while Symphony in Motion salvaged fourth up the open stretch.

"She dug in all the way to the finish; she fought her off," concluded Pierce.  "The other mare paced right up to her, but Cuz She Can paced all that and more.  It was a giant effort."

Photo credit World Wide Racing Photos -- Cuz She Can (inside) parries the challenge of Tug River Princess


Report to moderator   Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.109 seconds with 18 queries.

Home
Upcoming events
Arlington Million
Horse slaughter in IL
Racing TV schedule
News Updates
Legislation

Galloping Out

Previous stories

Arlington
Balmoral
Hawthorne
Maywood
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Blood-Horse
Daily Racing Form
Thoroughbred Times
Harness Link
Illinois Racing Board

 

2014

Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

2013

Breeders' Cup
Hawthorne Gold Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

2012

Breeders' Cup
Hawthorne Gold Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

More ebay items

 

Home | News Updates | Bloggers | Forums | Search
Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Advertising | Contact Us

Copyright © 2000-2014 Chicago Barn to Wire. All rights reserved.
Privacy policy