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Sunday, October 24, 2010 |
You Go West Girl blew past the entire field in the stretch to score a two-length victory in the $125,000 Ticonderoga S. on the New York showcase day Oct. 23 at Belmont Park. The 6-year-old mare by Mr. Greeley won going away despite the slow pace in the nine furlong grass race.
Through pedestrian opening fractions of :25.15 and :49.64 on the inner turf course, jockey Jose Lezcano had You Go West Girl well-held in ninth. As the field turned for home, he guided the Tom Proctor trainee to the outside for running room, and she kicked in quickly to roll by the field. Owned by Craig Bernick, You Go West Girl completed the race in 1:49.32.
“We’ve kept her pretty much in the New York-bred program all year, with the exception of a race or two,” Proctor said. “We were hoping she’d give a good account of herself, and if she did, we knew she’d be right there. I was a little nervous with 70 yards left!”
The dark bay/brown mare was bred in New York by Gallaghers Stud Inc. This was her second win in the Ticonderoga, and fourth stakes victory of her career. In 28 lifetime starts, she has amassed $621,193, posting an excellent 9-7-5 record. She is one of five winners out of Careless Heiress, who won five stakes including the Boiling Springs and Beaugay, both Grade 3 events.
Bernick bought You Go West Girl as a 2-year-old at the OBS Spring sale, paying $145,000.
Mr. Greeley now has seven stakes winners in 2010, including Irish Group 2 winner Laughing Lashes, and Mr. Gruff, winner of the Grade 3 San Simeon.