-photo courtesy Lone Star Park
|Seacrettina Goes Gate to Wire to
Win $75,000 Silver Spur Stakes at LSP
Texas (Saturday, July 26, 2008) - Baccari Racing Stable LLC's
Seacrettina, trained by Joe Petalino, was a sharp gate-to-finish
winner of the 12th running of the $75,000 Silver Spur Stakes for
two-year-old fillies going six furlongs over a fast track at Lone
Star Park on Saturday.
Ridden by Ken Tohill, Seacrettina was able to make the early lead
without being asked and cruised through opening fractions of :22.47
and 45.67. When challenged by runner-up finisher Time Well Spent
at the top of the stretch, Seacrettina responded with a powerful
stretch run to stop the timer in 1:10.49. It was six-and-a-quarter
lengths back to Time Well Spent in second and race favorite Bridesmaid
finished six lengths that in third.
"I actually got to put her to sleep on the lead. She's so
much horse. It was fairly effortless for her today," said winning
rider Ken Tohill. "She's a very impressive filly. She was so
relaxed, just galloping out there. All I had to do was kick her
in gear. She's the real deal."
With the win, Seacrettina improved her record to two-for-two, and
increased her career earnings to $59,280.
Seacrettina paid $8.00, $4.20, $2.80, runner-up Time Well Spent
returned $3.80, $2.80, and Bridesmaid paid $2.20 for show. Peach
Brew, Monica's Skirmish, Naughty N Pg, and Mary's Place completed
the order of finish.