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Gallie Bythe Beach Remains Perfect

Published: July 21, 2013 3:44 am ET

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Saturday’s Delvin Miller Adios eliminations card at The Meadows also featured three stakes — worth more than $550,000 combined — for young fillies trying to establish their credentials and earn points in Pennsylvania-sired events. None of the youngsters was more persuasive than Gallie Bythe Beach, who remained unbeaten despite the most miserable trip of her four-race career.

Her challenge came in a Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman filly pacers known as the Sand Tart, where she hunted early position for John Campbell, but had to settle in sixth. Gallie Bythe Beach was out early yet still trailing by seven and a half lengths at the half. She turned on the juice around the far turn and held off the late charge of Also Encouraging to defeat her by a nose in 1:53.3. Southwind Silence was third.

“She’s pretty special,” said Jim Campbell, who trains the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Galleria for Fashion Farms. “She’s a well-built filly with a real nice gait to her, no wasted motion. She has a couple weeks off now. She’s staked right up through the rest of the year, but we’ll take it a race at a time.”

In another Sand Tart split, Beach Body raced aggressively for Jim Morrill Jr., refusing to turn Hunger Games and Dave Palone loose at the three-eighths. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Silky rolled on to a comfortable victory in a career-best 1:53.1, two and a half lengths better than Very Loudly, with Tyra third.

“I was getting everything so cheap that I knew I just had to go on a little bit to get Dave in behind me,” Morrill said. “She’s a big strong filly, and I didn’t see any reason to stop her. She did all the work tonight and lived to tell about it. She obviously has some guts”

Chris Oakes trains Beach Body for Purple Haze Stables and Conrad Zurich.

Talkative captured the other Sand Tart division.

Romola Hanover, Three-Year-Old Filly Pacers

Charisma Hanover was sharp on the front end for Palone, capturing her third PASS split this year in 1:51.1, a lifetime mark. Ron Burke trains the daughter of Dragon Again-Caught The Bouquet, who boasts career earnings exceeding $261,000, for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.

“She was shut down and came home in :27.1. How many times can you say that?” Palone said. “She’s one of the best fillies I’ve ever drive. She’s so versatile, and she gives you such a good try.”

Palone and Burke also teamed for a Romola Hanover victory with Carols Desire, who made up three lengths in a Lightning Lane charge to triumph in 1:51.1. Novascotia Hanover was second, half a length back, while Handsoffmycupcake earned show. Since adding Lasix four back, the daughter of Real Desire-Carolache has three wins and a place for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Randy Ringer and Phillip Collura.

“I thought I might get some room because we hadn’t done much racing, and I was behind the fillies I wanted to follow,” Palone said. “I knew I had two handfuls; it was just a matter of getting some room.”

Native Dream also notched a Romola Hanover win.

PA Stallion Series, Three-Year-Old Filly Pacers

Hobe Sound found herself seventh down the backside with excessive cover before her. But the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Animated Art was fast and wide in the lane, triumphing in 1:53.2 for Cory Callahan and shedding 2.1 seconds from her lifetime mark. American Ginger was second, a neck behind, with Beautiful Artist third.

“I was following live cover and I was happy with where I was,” Callahan said. “I was just letting her do what she wanted, playing it by ear.”

Linda Toscano trains Hobe Sound for Stake Your Claim Stable, Radio Racing Stable, Little E Inc. and Daniel Baer.

Icommandmyspirit and Juice Hanover also collected stallion series wins.

(The Meadows)


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