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Idyllic Favoured In $292,350 Jugette

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Published: September 16, 2011 3:37 pm ET

Last Comment: September 18, 2011 12:35 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Idyllic, who ended See You At Peelers’ 22-race winning streak on August 29, has been installed as the early 9-5 favourite for the $292,350 Jugette for three-year-old pacing fillies which will be contested Wednesday, September 21 at the Delaware Ohio County Fairgrounds.

Idyllic, who is trained by Casie Coleman, snapped 'Peelers' win streak when she captured the $150,193 Nadia Lobell in a career best 1:50.

The 41st Jugette drew 11 starters and will be raced in two eliminations.

Idyllic, the O'Brien Award winner who was second to See You At Peelers in the 2010 voting for two-year-filly champion in the U.S., has had plenty of other big moments during her career. In two seasons, she has 11 victories, career winnings of $1,177,204, and victories as a two-year-old in the Three Diamonds Stakes and Shes A Great Lady Stakes. She also finished third in last year’s Breeders Crown.

David Miller will drive the daughter of American Ideal from Post 4 in the first of the Jugette's first-heat eliminations. There will be two $58,470 first-heat eliminations. The top-four finishers from each first-heat elimination will return later in the Wednesday program to contest the $175,410 final.

Myluvmylife, who has been gauged at odds of 3-1 on the morning line, could also loom large in the first elimination. Trained by Ron Burke, the Rocknroll Hanover filly has $362,062 in winnings. She will be driven by Brian Sears.

Strike An Attitude, a multiple Pennsylvania Sires Stakes winner, is the 2-1 favourite in the second elimination and Pretty Katherine has been assessed as the second early choice at odds of 5-2.

Strike An Attitude comes into the Jugette with $731,394 in earnings. She is trained by Robert McIntosh and will be driven by Dave Palone.

Pretty Katherine is a stablemate of Idyllic trained by Casie Coleman and will be driven by George Brennan.

The second (and final) heat will carry a purse of $175,410. This is the first year that the winner of the second heat will be declared the Jugette champion. In previous years, a filly had to win separate heats to be Jugette champion.

$292,350 Jugette

First Heat
Elimination No. 1 ($58,470)
Post Position - Horse - Driver Morning Line Odds
1 - Tu Sei Bella - David Miller - 8-1
2 - Myluvmylife - Brian Sears - 3-1
3 - Whats New Pussycat - David Miller - 5-1
4 - Idyllic - David Miller - 9-5
5 - Latin Lyric - Tim Tetrick - 6-1

First Heat
Elimination No. 2 ($58,470)
Post Position - Horse - Driver Morning Line Odds
1 - Rocklamation - Yannick Gingras - 8-1
2 - Musette Mindale - Greg Grismore - 7-2
3 - Pretty Katherine - George Brennan - 5-2
4 - Strike An Attitude - Dave Palone - 2-1
5 - Swinging Beauty - Douglas McNair - 6-1
6 - Rockratese - Tim Tetrick - 10-1

Delaware County Fair Joins Strategic Wagering Program

The Little Brown Jug has joined forces with the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering program.

The USTA Strategic Wagering program is designed to provide value to horseplayers by guaranteeing the size of designated wagering pools. The Delaware County Fair will have five multi-race guaranteed pools on its Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday cards. Thursday’s $20,000 Pick 3 will feature the eliminations of the 66th Little Brown Jug.

“The Jug is pleased to be part of the USTA’s Strategic Wagering Program,” Delaware County Fair General Manager Phil Terry said. “We have been fortunate to have large mutuel handles in the past and the guaranteed pools will be very popular for the serious bettor and the novice alike.”

Particulars regarding the guaranteed pools appear below.

• Race Date
• Type of Wager - Amount of Guaranteed Pool

• Tuesday, September 20
• Pick 4 - $5,000 Guaranteed Pool

• Wednesday, September 21
• Pick 4 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pool

• Thursday, September 22
• Pick 3 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pool
• Pick 4 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pool
• Pick 4 - $40,000 Guaranteed Pool

(With files from the LBJ)

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