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Asailortorember advances in $65,000 John Wayne following disqualification


May 21, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

Prairie Meadows, May 20 - Undefeated with three wins going into Saturday’s $65,000 John Wayne Stakes at Prairie Meadows, Iowa Thoroughbred B B Wolf suffered a disappointing setback to his win streak.

The 5-year-old grey gelding from the barn of trainer Terrell Hemmer had convincingly earned his state-bred maiden and allowance victories back in September 2005 and, the end of April, returned from a seven month layoff to win a $32,000 state-bred allowance by four lengths.

In tonight’s race, the son of Wolf Power (SAF) charted the early fractions at six furlongs until Wild Wild West and jockey Terry Thompson charged up to collar him at the top of the stretch.
Nearing the sixteenth-pole, misfortune set in. B B Wolf and his rider, Glenn Corbett, drifted out in front of the path of the Peruvian gelding, Just Add Water, and rider David Essman moments before the finish line in 1:10.26.

For the infraction, racing officials disqualified B B Wolf from first place to last. Just heads apart a length behind B B Wolf were Asailortorember, Wild Wild West, and Roarofvictory. That group advanced to the top three spots on the results board.

Ray Tracy, Jr. trains Asailortorember for owner Lloyd DeBruycker. He acquired the charge back on April 15 from Jim McCoy in a $25,000 claiming race at Hawthorne in Illinois. Carlos Montalvo rode the 6-year-old son of Sail Me Again. The horse added $39,000 from tonight’s winnings to his previous earnings of $44,715. Barbara Oakson is the horse’s breeder.

Final order of finish following the disqualification: Asailortorember, Wild Wild West, Roarofvictory, Take Me Up, Just Add Water, B B Wolf [DQ].

Payoffs: Asailortorember-$19.80, $7.20, $5.00. Wild Wild West-$2.80, $2.40. Roarofvictory-$5.00.

Earlier in the evening in Race 6, Carlos Montalvo rode maiden Stormin Chelsie to a 7-1/4 length margin for Red Dog Stables Foxtrot and trainer Tim Gleason.

Apprentice rider Beverly Burress continues to ignite the jockey win column in her first season here.

Going into Saturday’s races, Burress had 15 wins in sixth place and she advanced to fifth in the standings with a riding triple.

Burress rode Fastcut, a 5-year-old Iowa-bred going off at 32-1 odds in an open field of claimers. The gelding rallied from third to get up by a head in 1:13.08 for trainer Kim Ewing and Mohawk Stable.
Burress also rode Moneyrun Up to his fourth claiming victory around six furlongs in 1:11.46 for owner and trainer Ronnie Morse. The jockey scored her third win of the evening in Race 7 aboard Kiss for Julie [1:11.40] on behalf of trainer Clinton Stuart and owner Marty Hughes.

Trusting Scout notched her second claiming victory of 2006 after she blew past Giovanina’s Jewel and Musicdemi following 1:42.52 for the mile. Perry Compton had the winning ride for trainer Cliff Balcom, who owns the horse in partnership with Shelly Jurjens.
Apache Babe stalked Cooper’s Song in $12,000 claiming condition, collared her at the top of the stretch, and drew away by 3 ¼ lengths. Luis Ranilla had the winning call in 1:11.29 for trainer Suzanne Evans and American Thoroughbred Stable, LLC (Colleen Pagano).

Ranilla scored the riding double aboard tenth race winner Mercedes Dream for Karen McKibben and trainer Roger McKibben, Jr.