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Ubettorbeturlife Scores Upset Win

Published: March 13, 2018 1:30 pm ET

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On the heels of a 13-1 longshot – Dees Rocketman – winning the Fred Monteleone Memorial on Sunday night at Pompano Park, yet another 13-1 proposition captured the Monday night (March 12) feature at the south Florida oval.

Ubettorbeturlife, handled by Mike Simons, won the feature like any 1-5 shot should – by open lengths – but, instead of being 1-5, the seven-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight paid $28.20 to her faithful after scoring a handy win in 1:52.1 which measured five and a half lengths over All Charged Up, driven by John MacDonald. Galarina, with Andy Santeramo in her sulky, closed to finish third, while Wild Wanda was fourth. Carol's Z Tam finished fifth.

All Charged (Post 6), left with her usual alacrity and took command through the opening panel (:27.1) Wild Wanda (Post 5) was in the garden spot. Ubettorbeturlife (Post 1) was a cozy third.

Shortly after the opening stanza, Wild Wanda left the pocket, assumed command and took the field halfway home in :56.2.

Three-eighths from home, Simons asked Ubettorbeturlife by tilting her to the outside and she responded with a burst that took her to the top past the third station in 1:24.

From there, she widened her margin with every stride. She utilized a :28.1 final panel to score the handy win.

After the victory, driver Mike Simons related, "Trent (trainer Stohler) said not to be timid with her and, instead, to be aggressive. She was coming off a qualifier and, since this was the first time I drove her, I really didn't know what to expect. I didn't have to ask her too much, that's for sure. One chirp and she was on her way."

For Ubettorbeturlife, her 2018 consistency shows with a 4-1-2 scorecard from seven starts, good for $24,390 for the Trent Stohler Stable and Dolne Stable. Lifetime, the classy mare has banked $329,090 to go along with her Hoosier Park mark of 1:49.4.

Racing continues on Tuesday night with the Dash-for-the-Cash Trot featuring world record holder Sooo Handosme, who will match strides with Prayer Session, BJAnthiny, William Star, Thundercrest and Legend Field the five-eighths mile sprint.

With a large carryover of $6,224 in the Pick-5, Pompano Park is offering a $40,000 guaranteed pool on that wager, which begins with Race 1.

Post time is set for 7:20 p.m.

(With files from Pompano Park)


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