CARLEA’S DREAM FINALLY BREAKS THROUGH IN FEATURED ALLOWANCE RACE AFTER THREE RUNNER-UP FINISHES IN ROW
After running second three times in a row on the grass in races at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, and at Remington Park, Carlea’s Dream and jockey Lindey Wade finally got to the line first, winning the featured allowance over the lawn on Thursday night.
Wade had guided the 3-year-old gelded son of Lea, out of the Corinthian mare Beat the Street, to the bridesmaid position in the previous three races, one a mere loss by a neck at Lone Star, going one mile on the grass Aug. 12. Wade is the regular rider for this gelding and trainer Karen Jacks. The horse is owned by Carl R. Moore Management of Kennedale, Texas. On Thursday night, instead of going straight to the lead and then slightly fading at the wire, Wade sat off the front-runners in fourth during the early going of the 1-1/16th miles event for first-level allowance horses.
Carlea’s Dream had broken his maiden on the grass going a mile on June 10 at Lone Star Park, but this was his first attempt at this distance. Carlea’s Dream moved to third in the far turn and had the lead by the time he got to the top of the stretch. Wade moved him three wide in the stretch and held off the Tizona, the post-time favorite at 5-2 odds, winning by a half-length. It was another neck back to third-place finisher Metropol (64-1). Carlea’s Dream went off at 3-1 and paid $8.20 to win, $4.20 to place and $3.20 to show.
Carlea’s Dream took down $17,694 of the $30,000 purse and improved his record to nine starts, two wins, four seconds and one third for a bankroll of $71,031. He was bred in Louisiana by Time Will Tell LLC.
Running time for the winner was 1:43.72 over the firm turf. Carlea’s Dream chased early fractions of :24.58 for the first quarter-mile, :49.47 for the half-mile, 1:14.27 for three-quarters of a mile and then had the lead after a mile in 1:37.82.
Live racing continues Friday night with 10 races on Oklahoma Classics Night when the top Oklahoma-breds in training compete for $1 million in purse money in divisional stakes action. Two-time Oklahoma Horse of the Year Welder (1-2 morning line odds) will compete in the $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Sprint, going for his third straight win in the race. Owner-trainer C.R. Trout of Edmond, Okla., will be trying to make history in the $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup. If he wins with Fast Breakin Cash, it would give Trout seven wins in the Cup, the most by any owner and trainer in the history of the race.
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