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BLAZIN BRITCHES SETS STAKES RECORD IN SHADY DAISY

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Blazin Britches’ performance was record-smashing.
Blazin Britches cruised home in 1:48.4, breaking the stakes record of 1:49.1 set last year by Darlinonthebeach, with an impressive four and three-quarter llength victory over Caviart Alley to capture the $113,950 Shady Daisy for 3-year-old fillies, the third race on Saturday at the Meadowlands.

Driven by David Miller, the 1-5 favorite, went three-wide prior to the half-mile pole, taking control, and coasting to the her fourth straight victory, paying her backers $2.60, 2.40, and 2.10.
The 13-1 longshot Caviart Alley, driven by Andrew McCarthy, paid $4.40 and $2.60 for second and 2-1 second-choice Idyllic Beach, last year’s Dan Patch Award winner for best two-year-old female pacer, completed the payouts, with $2.10 for third, five and three-quarter lengths back.

“We thought she was a really nice filly right along,” said trainer Brian Brown.  “We had to wait on her a couple times.  Got started this year, we were ready to go to the Fan Hanover and she popped a gravel (in her foot).  I give credit to her groom Kim Carruthers and the grooms at Bruce’s farm, they got her finally to pop it.  That took two weeks and took us right out the Fan Hanover and the Lynch.  We thought she was a good horse, but I can’t tell you I thought she was this good. “
The 1:48.4 clocking matched the track record for three-year-old fillies shared by Dancinwiththestarz [2010] and Agent Q [2017].
Awash, Ella Christina, and Sister’s Delight rounded out the field of six.

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