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Top Prize in Alysheba Stakes at LSP
(June 28, 2008)
- Real Appeal, owned by Roulette Racing LLC and trained by Thomas
Amoss, rallied from last-to-first to beat his six rivals in the
12th running of the $75,000 Alysheba Stakes for three-year-olds
at Lone Star Park on Saturday.
Ridden by Cliff Berry, Real Appeal trailed behind slow early fractions
of 25.08 and 49.09. He moved himself into contention after three
quarters of a mile in 113.23, and then pulled away from the field
to stop the timer in 139.13 for the one-mile journey. Turnleftatthelight
finished one-and-a-half lengths back in second, and it was three-quarters
of a length back to Numismatist in third.
"My horse always comes from way behind and I broke real sharp,"
said winning rider Cliff Berry. "I was a little worried, but
he came back to me. I had a lot of horse. If you're patient and
you make the right decisions, you're okay. If you have a lot of
horse, I guess it doesn't matter. I had plenty of horse."
With the win, Real Appeal improved his record to three wins from
nine starts and the $45,000 winner's share increased his career
earnings to $132,482.
Real Appeal paid $4.60, $2.80, $2.40, runner-up Turnleftatthelight
returned $14.00, $5.40, and Numismatist paid $5.60 for show. King
Darius, Poni Colada, Cape Time and Crook's Bodgit completed the
order of finish.