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Takter: 'Peelers' Just Snapped Back


Published: July 27, 2011 3:13 pm ET

Last Comment: July 28, 2011 8:16 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Although See You At Peelers' trainer Jimmy Takter went on the record as saying that his superstar filly wasn't herself after her recent victory in the Tarport Hap, he has now been quoted as saying that she is back on the ball.

See You at Peelers will put her perfect record on the line Thursday, July 28 when she visits Yonkers Raceway for the $232,330 New York Sire Stakes Rye Pace for three-year-old fillies.

'Peelers,' who is 20-for-20 lifetime and seven-for-seven this season, landed outside of her five rivals (after one inside scratch) in $46,826 fifth Rye division, which has been carded as Race 10 (10:00 p.m.). She has been installed as the 4-5 morning-line favourite.

The daughter of Bettors Delight will return to Yonkers for the first time since defeating her male counterparts in June's $307,734 Art Rooney Pace. It's her first downstate sires stakes appearance of the season, and her first start since winning the $127,000 Tarport Hap at the Meadowlands.

2011 Tarport Hap (division) - See You At Peelers - 1:51

"After the race at the Meadowlands, she just wasn't herself," Jimmy Takter said. "She wasn't acting the way she usually does, but when I trained her this past Saturday, she just snapped back. I wish I could explain it, but I guess it's like all great athletes. She knows what she's supposed to do, and just goes out and does it.

"We're looking forward to (Thursday). She's a once-in-a-lifetime horse, and every one always takes their best shot at trying to beat her."

Among those looking to take Peelers' tiara is JK Owhatanite (PP3, Ti. Tetrick), an open-stakes (Lismore Pace) winner in her own right. The homebred (3 Brothers Stables) daughter of Bettors Delight has rolled to six victories in her last seven tries, including last week's down-the-road, sires stakes event at Yonkers.

Tea Party Princess (PP5, B. Sears) has won both of her sires stakes starts since arriving south of the border. The Art Major miss, trained by Ron Burke, was a first-up, 1:54.1 winner at Yonkers last week, despite drifting out badly in the lane. New Album (PP2, G. Brennan) was second in that same race, and, like Tea Party Princess, has four wins and nine on-the-board finishes from 10 seasonal starts. Alexachase (PP1, D. Dube) won her NYSS event at Yonkers one week ago.

On another note, horsepeople are advised that there are no Friday qualifiers on August 5, as Yonkers will be making accommodations for that night's fifth and final round of the World Driving Championship. This is the only exception to the regular Friday qualifying schedule.

(With files from Yonkers)

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You can see at the 3/4 mark when the horse gets up to peelers she still wanted to pace on the front like a champ but they tried to keep a hold on her, just thinking maybe a little sour could have rolled on to win by open lengths What a great filly someone should make a movie about her.

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