|To Dream On equals stakes record in Crown final |
October 27, 2012
To Dream On & Yannick Gingras
To Dream On, driven by Yannick Gingras, equalled the stakes record with a 1:54.4 score in the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot on Saturday night at Woodbine.
The Jimmy Takter trainee followed behind splits of :28.1 put up by Cupcake (Ron Pierce), and :57.3 clocked by Royal Assets (Tim Tetrick). To Dream On then advanced first-up from fourth where she easily took command.
The trotting lass then opened up on the field and marched past the three-quarters in 1:25.3, before scoring a three and a half length win over Time To Kill (John Campbell). Bee A Magician (Rick Zeron) got up for third.
To Dream On equalled the stakes record, which set by Check Me Out in 2011 at Woodbine.
“She’s got a quarter of a mile where she can go as fast as any pacer,” said Gingras. “I was coming first up just sitting there and she kind of wanted to take off on me. I just turned her loose and she opened up 10 lengths in a matter of strides. She definitely has pacer like speed, there’s no doubt about that.”
The daughter of Credit Winner-Satin Pillows has a record of 8-1-0 from nine starts.
With the win, the black filly lifted her earnings to $719,377 for owners Marvin Katz and Al J Libfeld.
To Dream On returned $5.30, $4 and $2.70, combining with Time To Kill ($12.40, $5.40) for a $73 (8-7) exactor. A 8-7-6 (Bee A Magician, $2.50 to show) triactor was worth $154.40, while a $1 superfecta [8-7-6-2 (Royal Assets)] paid $829.30.