-photos courtesy Lone Star Park
|Rousing Stretch Run Propels Annie
Savoy Heads to Victory in JEH Stallion Station Stakes at LSP
Grand Prairie, Texas (Saturday, April 18, 2009) - Hal Browning’s
6-year-old mare Annie Savoy, trained by Kari Craddock, was a determined
winner in the 13th running of the 6 ½-furlong, $50,000 JEH
Stallion Station Stakes, for accredited Texas-bred fillies and mares,
three-year-olds and upward, over a muddy main track at Lone Star
Park on Saturday.
With jockey Chris Landeros in the irons, Annie Savoy showed a
quick first step out of the gate before easing back to settle into
fifth through the opening stages. After sitting behind early fractions
of 22.45 and 45.43, the bay daughter of Langfuhr encountered traffic
with a quarter-mile to run. Patiently handled, Annie Savoy found
an opening just before the eighth-pole, and once she was given direction
to the outside, rallied resolutely to stop the teletimer in 1:17.85.
Dixie Dust finished second, a head behind the winner, and it was
another 4 3/4 lengths back to Wrenice in third.
“She was packed in traffic approaching the stretch and I
had a lot of horse, so instead of going five-to-six wide, I decided
to wait for a hole to open and when it did, she dug for it,”
With the win, Annie Savoy improved her career record to 10 wins
from 31 starts, and the $30,000 winner’s share of the purse
increased her career earnings to $299,209.
Annie Savoy paid $5.00, $3.40 and $2.60, Dixie Dust returned $7.60
and $4.60, and Wrenice paid $3.20 for show. Formal Flyer, Honor
Jones, and Moneyinmywranglers completed the order of finish.