Personal Style strong in Matron Personal Style turned in a dazzling 1:53.2 track record performance for three-year-old trotting fillies in the next $149,400 Matron while defeating slight favourite Win Missy B in rein to David Miller...
RACE 6 - Dover Downs - DE - November 18, 2012
Conditions: MATRON STAKES 3 Year Old Fillies Final
Gait: Trot Purse: $149,400 Class: 3YrFMatron Distance: 1 Mile Planned Post Time: 7:10 PM
N:r Plac. Häst Härstamning Kusk Tränare Tid Dist. Odds Pris
1 1 Personal Style Yankee Glide - Foxy Victory David Miller Richard Norman 1:53.2 1609 22 74 700
6 2 Win Missy B Conway Hall - Winning Missbrenda Ron Pierce Charlie Norris 1:53.4 1609 19 37 350
3 3 Cowgirl Hall Cash Hall - Centerfold Hall Tim Tetrick Gates Brunet 1:54.1 1609 134 17 928
2 4 Mystical Escapade Valley Victor - Armbro Orbital Ricky Macomber J:r Bobby Brower 1:55.2 1609 185 11 952
8 5 Kristins Victory Cash Hall - Treasured Victory Steve Smith Karen Garland 1:56.0 1609 1088 7 470
7 0 Superstar Hanover Cantab Hall - Star Hanover Jimmy Takter J:r Jimmy Takter 1:56.1 1609 179
4 0 Blue Yonder Tagliabue - Purple Haze Yannick Gingras Jonas Czernyson 1:59.4 1609 549
5 d D'orsay Yankee Glide - Danae Corey Callahan Jonas Czernyson dg 1609 263
1st Personal Style (3, M Yankee Glide - Foxy Victory - Mr Vic)
Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Brittany Farms - KY, Melvin Hartman - ON
Breeder(s): Kentuckiana Farms Gen Par - KY
2nd Win Missy B (3, M Conway Hall - Winning Missbrenda - American Winner)
Registered Owner(s): Robert Key - PA
Breeder(s): Robert Key - PA
3rd Cowgirl Hall (3, M Cash Hall - Centerfold Hall - Garland Lobell)
Registered Owner(s): Theodore Gewertz - NY, Michael Rosenthal - NV, Y Brunet - ON, Deborah Brunet - NY
Breeder(s): Walnut Hall Limited - KY, Lucky Shamrock Stable - NY
Personal Style won the Matron 3-year-old filly trot in a stakes-record 1:53.2.
Personal Style strong in Matron Personal Style turned in a dazzling 1:53.2 track record performance for three-year-old trotting fillies in the next $149,400 Matron while defeating slight favourite Win Missy B in rein to David Miller.
With the inner advantage, Cowgirl Hall (Tim Tetrick) pressed on to take the lead while Blue Yonder (Yannick Gingras) settled into second and the three-high Dorsay (Corey Callahan) broke stride early on. However, the parked out Win Missy B (Ron Pierce) rolled up to take over command at the :27.3 opening quarter mark while Superstar Hanover (Jimmy Takter Jr.) was left first over with Personal Style following her cover.
Win Missy B led the field to the half in :55.4 and three-quarters in 1:24.2 while Personal Style rallied three-wide and confronted the leader into the final turn. The 6-5 second choice wore down the popular pacesetter into the stretch and then opened up a pair of lengths while shaving two-fifths of a second off the divisional track record. Win Missy B settled for second-place honours while Cowgirl Hall rounded out the top three finishers.
Personal Style paid $4.40 to win.
"Last week she was wound up and got a little jammed up, that's why she made the break [in the Matron elimination] and she got right back into it," explained Miller in a post-race interview. "She raced real good last week and she had a good week. We were pretty positive going into the race. Win Missy B is a great filly. Our filly has battled with all of them all year and she deserves a win like this."
The Yankee Glide-Foxy Victory miss is trained by Richard 'Nifty' Norman for owner Brittany Farms of Versailles, Kentucky and Melvin Hartman of Ottawa, Ont.
"Well Mel Hartman and 'Nifty' deserve all the credit on this filly," noted Brittany Farms' Myron Bell after the victory. "They came to us and they loved her. She had a great pedigree and Kentuckiana Farms bred her. She was a nice filly and here she is.
"This is a very good year for everybody that is connected to Brittany Farms so we're excited," he added.
This year's Hambletonian Oaks upsetter notched her fourth win of the season in 19 starts and pushed her bankroll to nearly $640,000.