Results for Thursday, September 10, 2015
Race 1. Claiming $17,500, Fillies & Mares 3YO & up, $33,000, 1 Mile
Great Cross received a textbook ride from Florent Geroux, who won his sixth race of the meet. He took five of the meet's first 10 races on Sept. 5. After trailing most of the field while saving ground, Geroux swung Great Cross out to the middle of the course where he ran down Fabulous Miss Bea to win going away. Spoonfulofsugar ran third, and Kiss was fourth. Timed in 1:44.88 on yielding ground, Great Cross paid supporters $6.20, $4.00 and $3.60 as the 2-1 favorite. Great Cross, a son of Kitten's Joy, is out of Spirit Line, by Indian Charlie. He was bred in Kentucky by Ken and Sarah Ramsey and is owned by Three Diamonds Farm. Mike Maker trains.
Race 2. Starter Allowance $10,000, 3YO & up, $42,000, 6 1/2 Furlongs
Purely Boy looked hopelessly beaten as he was struggling to cope with the dip into the turn, but he and Julien Leparoux rallied from there on to win in 1:24.34 after overtaking Forest Elf in deep stretch. Longshot Tribal Message got by the latter one too to get second. Real Power was fourth. Mike Maker made it his second win of the day. The winner, owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey and bred in Kentucky by Troy Rankin and Joe Myles Davis, is by Purim out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare Sweetstorm Amy. Backers of the chalky favorite received $3.20, $2.60 and $2.20 on their $2 tickets.
The balance of the card was cancelled due to safety concerns after overnight rain rendered the undulating turf course yielding. At this post, discussion was being held about possibly rescheduling some of the cancelled races.