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More 'Peelers'/LBJ Talk From Takter


Published: June 13, 2011 5:04 pm ET

Last Comment: June 13, 2011 7:21 pm ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Before See You At Peelers defeated the boys in the Art Rooney Pace, trainer Jimmy Takter went on the record saying that if the daughter of Bettors Delight heads to the Delaware Ohio County Fair she will face the males in the Little Brown Jug.

Takter reaffirmed those plans in an interview with the Woodbine Entertainment Group this past Saturday night after See You At Peelers ' 1:50.3 victory during her elimination for the Fan Hanover Stakes. The filly will start from Post 4 in the $601,000 Fan Hanover on Saturday, June 18 at Mohawk Racetrack. The Fan Hanover will be just a part of the stunning card which will be headlined by the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup.

Fan Hanover Stakes (Eliminations) - See You At Peelers - 1:50.3

In regard to facing the nation's top three-year-old pacing colts in a setting like the Pepsi North America Cup, Takter said that it would be a tall task for any filly.

"Boys are a little tougher --- especially on the big track," he said. "She would definitely be a contender; she's just that type of filly. It looks like the colts are a wide open game; there is a different winner every week. She's a female and she's just a three-year-old, so it would be difficult, probably."

In terms of a test against the boys in the Little Brown Jug, Takter essentially said she'll only go if she has a date with the boys. "Well, I've said it all along, if she's up to it and we decide that she's going to go to Delaware, I don't think I want to go out to the Jug just to race against the fillies. It's too tough for, basically, very little money," Takter said. "It's hard on them to possibly race three times on the day. If she is going to go, she is going to go against the colts, otherwise I will stay in New York and she will have a couple of good New York Sire Stakes races at that time."

Takter also said that the filly's 17-race unbeaten streak has been quite a ride, but he doesn't expect the lass to go undefeated for her career.

"In today's racing world, it's just so hard racing, so you never really think that a horse is going to go 17 straight," he said. "It's a lot tougher to do that in these years than maybe in the past. The winning streak is something you would like to continue, but I know that she's going to get beat one day. Some day she is maybe not going to have a perfect day. The horse's come up with small viruses and stuff like that. That's part of the game."

When asked if See You At Peelers has any negative aspects, Takter didn't list any. "No, not so far," he said. "She eats well. She's a good shipper. She's just a fantastic animal. I've been fortunate to be around some great horses. She's climbing up every day on that list. I'm just fortunate to be owner and part trainer of her.

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