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Showherthemoney Earns Jugette Crown


Published: September 23, 2009 2:34 pm ET

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After a thrilling recovery in the opening heat of the Jugette, Showherthemoney minded her manners in the second heat and was crowned 2009 Jugette champion after making things look easy in 1:53.

The Jugette, for three-year-old pacing fillies, was contested in a pair of heats during the afternoon of Wednesday, September 23 at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio over a track rated 'good.'

After proving her mettle in her opening heat elimination, Showherthemoney left from Post 2 in the second heat with driver Jim Morrill, Jr. in the pilot's seat once again. Fellow opening heat victor Ginger And Fred started from Post 1 in the second heat with Dave Palone in the racebike.

When the wings of the gate folded, Morrill hustled Showherthemoney away from the start and deposited the bay Cams Card Shark filly in the three-hole. As expected, Palone had fired Ginger And Fred off the rail to the lead. Driver Mark MacDonald, steering Kabbalah Karen B, had also sent his charge from Post 6 and landed in the two hole.

As the opening quarter approached, Morrill had Showherthemoney out and moving to the lead. The duo were overland, right beside Ginger And Fred, when the opening quarter-mile time flashed to life in :27.3.

Morrill and Showherthemoney cleared right after the opening quarter. The move proved to be the winning one.
Morrill and his charge went on to cut the middle fractions in :56.2 and 1:25. With Ginger And Fred having held the pocket spot throughout the middle half of the mile, driver John Campbell worked out a first-over trip with his mount, Kiss Me Kate, throughout the final half of the prestigious stakes event.

Neither Ginger And Fred or Kiss Me Kate would be able to touch Showherthemoney, though, as the Tracy Brainard-trained filly capped off an impressive afternoon. Ginger And Fred finished second and Kiss Me Kate third. Kabbalah Karen B picked up the fourth-place cheque and Special Sweetheart (driven by David Miller) secured fifth.

With the win, Showherthemoney upped her seasonal record to eight wins, two second-place finishes and two thirds from 17 starts.

Showherthemoney is owned by Bulletproof Enterprises of Boca Raton, Florida. The filly now has a career record of 9-3-5 from 25 career starts.

To view an exclusive Jugette Day photo gallery courtesy of Trot Insider, click here.

Showherthemoney Remarkable; Second Heat Of Jugette Drawn

After a gate break, many punters thought that their tickets on 1-9 shot Showherthemoney were garbage for the second of the Jugette's opening heat eliminations. Those punters couldn't have been more wrong.

Driver Jim Morrill, Jr. got the daughter of Cams Card Shark back on stride after the early miscue and simply stepped on the gas.

Warrawee Kay (driven by Ron Pierce) was on the lead the entire way and cut the fractions in :27.1, :55.3 and 1:24.2. Driver John Campbell had worked out a two-hole trip with Kiss Me Kate and was primed for a shot at the lead late, but Morrill and Showherthemoney proved to be the fly in that ointment.

Morrill had the pedal down on Showherthemoney, and the filly came into the picture three-wide along the final turn with a serious rush. Remarkably, the Tracy Brainard-trained filly got up in time and prevailed in a win photo.

After having popped the pocket, Kiss Me Kate finished second. Warrawee Kay held for third and Cams Van Go (David Miller) was fourth.

"She (Showherthemoney) was going in a little more than I like her to, but they (assistant trainer Josh Marks and trainer Brainard) are good horsepeople, I'm not worried," said Morrill, who went on to say that "I didn't know [if she could recover] but I had to go for it and give her every chance she had to win, she did the rest."

Morrill also said that his filly "overcame it (the taxing trip) and showed what a good horse she is."

The Jugette, for three-year-old pacing fillies, is being contested this afternoon at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio.

The first of the Jugette's opening heat elims saw the Ron Burke-trained Real Artist filly Ginger And Fred utilize a quarter-pole move, control the front-end, and pace off to a convincing victory in 1:53.3 for driver Dave Palone.

Special Sweetheart (David Miller) finished second. There was a photo for third, which showed that Kabbalah Karen B (Mark MacDonald) edged West Of LA (John Campbell).

After leaving the gate in good order, Ginger And Fred got away second and went overland to the lead, just past the :26.2 opening quarter. The filly went on to click off the opening half in :55.2 and three-quarters in 1:24.

Sustaining her momentum through the lane, Ginger And Fred came home with a :29.3 final quarter to get the job done.

The post position draw for the second heat of the Jugette is listed below.

Jugette -- Heat #2
PP - Horse - Driver
1 - Ginger And Fred - D. Palone
2 - Showherthemoney - J. Morrill
3 - Kiss Me Kate - J. Campbell
4 - Special Sweetheart - D. Miller
5 - Warrawee Kay - R. Pierce
6 - Kabbalah Karen B - M. MacDonald
7 - Cams Van Go - J. Jamieson
8 - West Of LA - driver change to Ti. Tetrick

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