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Put On A Show Dazzles In NJSS


Published: May 15, 2010 12:29 am ET

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2009 O’Brien Award nominee Put On A Show kicked off her sophomore campaign in style winning the fastest of two $36,800 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for filly pacers Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

In the second division, She Just Rocks (George Brennan) was the fastest off the gate from Post 6 putting up a :27.1 opening quarter, but she gave way to Naughtytiltheend (Dave Miller) en route to the half in :55.4. From there, Tim Tetrick sent Put On A Show after the leader from fourth and she assumed command before the 1:24.2 third quarter mark. The 2-5 favourite opened up three lengths on the field in the stretch and hit the wire in a life’s-best 1:51.2. The time of the mile is also the fastest this season in North America for three-year-old pacing fillies over an one-mile track. She Just Rocks (George Brennan) and Full Picture (Richard Silverman) finished second and third.

Put On A Show is trained by Chris Ryder for Craig Henderson of Chicago, Illinois and Richard and Joanne Young of Coconut Creek, Florida. The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Stienams Place, whose biggest win came in the Shes A Great Lady Stake last September at Mohawk Racetrack, put together a record of 7-2-0 in nine starts earning $776,498 as a freshman.

A placing in the first NJSS division bumped Rock N Soul to the top spot for Tetrick and trainer Mark Harder, who shares ownership with the Sibling Stable of Dix Hills and the Stable 45 of Hauppauge, New York.

After Court Stenographer (George Brennan) fired off a :26.4 first quarter, Rock N Soul advanced from fourth under the guidance of Tetrick and challenged the pacesetter through middle panels of :55.4 and 1:23.4. As Court Stenographer pressed on and began to drift out in the stretch, Tetrick dropped the Rock N Soul down along the pylons and she fell just a head short at the wire, but Court Stenographer was placed third for causing interference to I Lady (John Campbell) when she drifted out in the stretch. Rock N Soul, the 3-1 third choice, inherited the win in 1:52.3 with I Lady (John Campbell) bumped from third to second.

The winning daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Artchitecture scored her first win in two starts this year. As a freshman, Rock N Soul won two of her 10 starts including her Countess Adios division at the Meadowlands and earned $65,947.

In other action, On The Glass, a winner of two Blue Chip Matchmaker legs last month at Yonkers Raceway, took a new lifetime mark in this week’s $32,000 Mares Invitational Pace.

Laughandbehappy (John Campbell) put up the first quarter in :26.4, but Sportsfancy (Brian Sears) rolled up from third to claim the lead in the backstretch with On The Glass (Yannick Gingras) hot on her heels. On The Glass swooped to command and hit the half in :55 followed by three-quarters in 1:22.1. The 4-1 second choice used a :26.4 final kicker to get her to the wire first in 1:49 flat. The time of the mile is currently the fastest in North America this season for an aged pacing mare on an one-mile track. Laughandbehappy closed well for second, finishing 1-1/4 length behind, with Sportsfancy rounding out the top three.

On The Glass, a four-year-old daughter of Art Major-Abbey Won, is trained by Ron Burke for owners Joseph Di Scala and Cynthia Massari of Katonah, New York. The win was her eighth of the season in 15 tries and the lion’s share of the purse pushed her earnings to $170,660.

To view Friday's results, click here.

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