|Longshot Bridled Lightnin Captures the $15,000 Bluebonnet Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park
(Monday, September 3, 2007) - A heavy downpour hit northwest
Houston on Labor Day, but the soggy conditions did not diminish
the winning performance of Bridled Lightnin in the $15,000 Bluebonnet
Stakes. The stakes for 3-year-old fillies drew a talented, full
field, but none could stay with Bridled Lightnin as she drew clear
by 1 3/4 lengths. Thefinal time of the 400-yard stakes, run over
a sloppy track, was 19.785 seconds.
The bay filly is bred and owned by Warner Croft of Austin, Texas
and trained by Bobby Moore, Jr. She showed tremendous promise last
year, running second in the Sam Houston Futurity (G1). She ran four
races this year with mixed results, but Moore kept digging for answers.
She was diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and has responded well to
treatment. Today, she rewarded Moore and regular rider, Jeff Jerman
with a standout performance.
“I was more nervous today than she was,” admitted
Jerman. “She stood perfectly in the gates and it was amazing
the way she drew off in the end.”
Streakin Amber, one of four fillies trainer by Heath Taylor, broke
through the gate, but ran well after being reloaded and finished
second under Russel Hadley.
“She was a little excited and broke through the gate,”
said Hadley. “Usually the horse doesn't do good after a gate
issue but she still managed to shoot out and run a solid race.”
Southern La Jolla ran third followed by Mayor Mae, Very Dashing
Chick, Red Hot Lass, Goinbye, Quickid Perry, Our Miss Perry, Streakin
Patch and Look and Runaway.
Sent off at 15-1, Bridled Lightnin returned $32.20, $10.20 and
$5.80 across the board. She earned $20,500 for today’s win,
increasing her lifetime earnings to $146,765
Bridled Lightnin will ship to Lone Star Park and will be pointed
to the Dash for Cash Derby.