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Crys Dream Qualifies In Kentucky


Published: September 27, 2011 12:20 pm ET

Last Comment: September 28, 2011 10:36 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Crys Dream had taken a bit of a break since having last raced in Illinois, but the filly got reintroduced to the racetrack this morning at the Red Mile, where she faced off with none other than 2011 Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn.

A compact group of four faced the gate for the dash. The Brian Sears-driven Live Jazz started from the rail, followed by Broad Bahn and pilot James Rattray in Post 2. Crys Dream and her trainer/driver Jean Dubois started from Post 3, while Swept To Victory and reinsman Charlie Norris lined up in Post 4.

Broad Bahn fired off the gate and led Live Jazz, Crys Dream and Swept To Victory to the 28-second opening quarter, respectively. Sears had Live Jazz out and racing in the second panel. The son of Andover Hall was first up and in the lead by a length when he clicked off the opening half mile in :57.1.

Live Jazz proceeded to do his thing on the engine in the third quarter, as he trotted a 28-second third frame and rung up three quarters in 1:25.1. Although, it was in the final quarter where the 2011 Hambo winner flexed his muscles somewhat. After having enjoyed his view from the pocket, Broad Bahn capped off his mile with a 28-second closing quarter to haul down Live Jazz by one length in 1:53.2.

Crys Dream finished third in the mile and was beaten by five lengths. She was individually clocked in 1:54.2. Swept To Victory trotted in 1:56.4.

The Red Mile's four-race qualifying session also saw three-year-old Cams Card Shark colt Shadyshark Hanover throw up a whopping 34-length margin of victory when he paced in 1:52.2 for driver Brian Sears and trainer Erv Miller.

In other qualifying action, Sparky Mark, who hasn't raced in a pari-mutuel dash since the Cam Fella Stakes this past March at Woodbine Racetrack, posted a win in 1:53.2 during Mohawk Racetrack's Tuesday morning qualifying session.

The Mark Austin-trained and Sylvain Filion-driven Astreos four-year-old was victorious by one and three-quarter lengths.

In other qualifying action at 'The Hawk,' Before He Cheats trotted to a three-length win in 1:55.1 for driver Mark MacDonald and trainer Kevin O'Reilly, while Martiniontherocks returned from her hiatus and finished second to Berenice in a 1:57.1 mile

To view the harness racing results from Tuesday at Mohawk Racetrack, click the following link: Tuesday - Mohawk Racetrack (qualifiers).

September 28, 2011 - 10:36 amJean-pierre Dubois drive "

Jean-pierre Dubois drive " hand drive" and a qualifier does not bring money.

Like the new british rule on whip, Canada should have rule on the whip. Remember, smart drivers follow the rules for the best of the industry

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