Eye Caughtcha Peekin Overcomes Rough Start to Win $20,000 Kool Kue Baby Handicap by a Neck

(Friday, October 10, 2008) - Randy Fagan’s Eye Caughtcha Peekin, trained by C. Dwayne Gilbreath and ridden by Jose Amodor Alvarez, overcame bumping at the start to win by a neck in the 10th running of the $20,000 Kool Kue Baby Handicap for fillies and mares, three years old and up, at Lone Star Park on Friday night.

After the rough start, Eye Caughtcha Peekin overtook leader Eyesa Jumpn, then held off the strong finish of that rival to cover the three hundred and fifty yards in 17.694, earning a speed index of 95. Eyesa Country Miss finished third, three-quarters-of-a-length behind the runner up.

“We had her laid off for quite a while, but she had a great workout here about three weeks ago, just awesome, and she ran a big race here tonight,” said winning trainer Dwayne Gilbreath. “That Eyesa Country Miss is a tough little old mare. She usually gets away from there smoking. Sometimes we get her caught and sometimes we can’t.”

“She was quick out of the gate and she finished really strong,” added winning jockey Jose Alvarez.

With the win, Eye Caughtcha Peekin improved her lifetime record to nine wins from 19 starts and the $11,000 winner’s share increased her career earnings to $176,827.

Eye Caughtcha Peekin paid $10.80, $4.80 and $3.40, runner up Eyesa Jumpn returned $4.20 and $3.40, and Eyesa Country Miss paid $3.80 to show. Bridled Lightnin, Anna Pavlova, Miss Shivers, Megas Way, Very Dashin 123, Callies First Effort and Truly Finishes First completed the order of finish.

Lone Star Park’s 31-day, 2008 Quarter Horse Fall Meeting of Champions will be held from September 26 to November 29. After the opening weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, racing will be held every Thursday through Saturday in October and each Wednesday through Saturday in November, except Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 26-27 when there will be no live racing due to the Thanksgiving holiday. First post time for all dates will be 6:35 p.m. For more information, visit the track’s Web site at www.lonestarpark.com.

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