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Grand Slam For Pink Magic In PASS

Published: July 12, 2011 7:57 pm ET

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Pink Magic assumed the lead with a quarter-pole move and paced easily away to her fourth straight victory in a division of Tuesday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows.

The stake for three-year-old fillies was conducted over three divisions, with Macapelo Rose and Hot List taking the other $20,000 splits. In a statistical oddity, all three divisions went in 1:53.3.

Hammered down to 3-10 after her three consecutive wins — including a Stallion Series leg at Harrah’s Chester — Pink Magic asserted her dominance by moving to the front for Dave Palone and defeating early leader Cinderosa by a comfortable 3-1/2 lengths. Nutmegs Yankee was third.

“We prepped her a little early for the Courageous Lady, and I don’t think she responded well to it,” said Danny Collins, who trains the daughter of The Panderosa-LTs Magic — a $1,300 weanling acquisition — for In The Pink Racing. “I think she was tying up a little, and we didn’t notice it. Ever since that scratch, we got her blood levels perfect, and she’s just taken off. We want to make sure that we’re locked in for the final of the Stallion Series. If we are, we may give her a shot in the next leg of the sires stakes.”

Macapelo Rose was sitting fifth and facing a 5-1/2-length deficit when Dick Stillings sent her on an uncovered backside move after the leader, Whatrugonnado. The daughter of Mcardle-Capelo Rose got back to the pylons briefly before continuing her assault and nailing Whatrugonnado by a neck. Blissful Artist completed the ticket.

“I let her go down the backside on her own,” Stillings said. “Coming out of the last turn, I knew we were all tired. I didn’t know if I could reach or not. She didn’t come out of her last stake well, didn’t have a lot of go. But she trained well for this stake, and it made a big difference.”

Dane Snyder conditions Macapelo Rose, a two-time Stallion Series winner who lowered her lifetime mark a tick, for Stake Your Claim Stable.

Hot List notched a front-end victory for owner/trainer/driver Chris Ryder, but it wasn’t clear which member of the team worked harder.

“She had a tough first quarter, and she was tired late,” said a hoarse Ryder after the race. “I was yelling at her — rather do that than use the whip — but it’s tough to yell for that long. I’m surprised the judges didn’t fine me for noise pollution.”

Quik Pulse Daisy was a neck back in the Lightning Lane with Black Magic Eyes a rallying third. As the other divisional winners, Hot List, a daughter of Mcardle-Only Gossip, has a pair of Stallion Series victories this year.

In the $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, Jans Luck sustained an uncovered bid that looked as though it would fall short. But when Star Keeper made an unforced break on the lead in the lane, Jans Luck ground out a gritty victory in 1:51.4, 2 lengths ahead of her arch rival, Spring Break. Lorrie Please shot the Lightning Lane for show.

Palone drove Jans Luck, a seven-year-old daughter of Camluck-Jans Scooter who soared past $920,000 in career earnings, for trainer Ron Burke and Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, JJK Stables and M1 Stable.

Wednesday’s program features two divisions of the $206,710 Romola Hanover, a Pennsylvania Sires Stake for three-year-old filly pacers. First post is 6:55 p.m. Throughout July, the track is offering $5,000-guaranteed pools for its Monday and Tuesday Pick 4 wagers.

(The Meadows)


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