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One Fast Trick adds Fall Derby to resume

November 22, 2005     E-mail this page to a friend!

One Fast Trick with Twyla Beckner aboad and owner/trainer Ron Raley
(photo by courtesy Portland Meadows)
By Patrick Kerrison
PORTLAND, OR – One Fast Trick added the Portland Meadows Fall Derby Final to her impressive resume Sunday afternoon, November 20, at the Delta Park oval.

Racing out of the five hole in a seven horse field, the 3-year-old filly by Dash Ta Fame out of Lht Dashing Easy (Dashing Val) broke to the inside out of the gate then was quickly straightened out by rider Twyla Beckner.

“She had her head turned in when we were in the gate,” Beckner said. “When she broke, she broke in hard.”

When Beckner had straightened her out she took off like a shot and was never headed at any point in the 400 yard test.

“She’s quick,” Beckner continued. “She does everything fast.”
Racing outside the multiple stakes winning filly were Miss Tax Cash and Hannibal Lector (no.’s six and seven respectively).

“When I heard the six and seven whipping and hollering on the outside of us I got into her a little more. I always felt like I had a little more horse under me at all times.

“Any time we get past 350 yards I’m always praying for the wire to come but today she had some air left in her. She’s such a nice filly.”

Bred, owned and trained by Ron Raley, One Fast Trick returned $3.60, $2.10 and $2.20.

Her career record improved to 10-3-1 from 15 lifetime starts and increased her earnings total to $80,101. Racing only at Portland Meadows, One Fast Trick has compiled a 8-1-0 record from nine starts with $53,937 earned. Beckner was aboard her for all of her races sans two held in Lethbridge.

One Fast Trick has won the Portland Meadows Futurity, the Firecracker Futurity, the Memorial Stakes and the Portland Meadow Derby (spring 2005).

“I might try her in Kennewick this spring in a trial they have there,” said owner and trainer Ron Raley. “I am not certain what is next for her or where we’ll go. We’ll play it all by ear.”

Hannibal Lector, who went off as the public’s second choice, hesitated at the start and quickly recovered. Chasing One Fast Trick throughout the dash, the son of Fastnfierce finished second and returned $2.20 and $2.20.

Miss Tax Cash, who broke out at the start but didn’t interfere with Hannibal Lector due to his hesitation, raced well for third to return $2.60.

· Jockey Javier Ortega added three more wins on Sunday after capturing both the Janet Wineberg Stakes and Bill Wineberg Stakes on Saturday afternoon. He has 22 for the meet through 14 days. Jose L. Zunino is one behind with 21 wins.