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Saturday, February 19, 2005

More Saturday Stakes

- So much for the tough post and pace scenario for Madcap Escapade (Hennessy), who swerved in at the start but sprinted to the lead and went on to win the 7f G2 Shirley Jones at Gulfstream. She zipped a half in :44.86 despite the poor start and completed the 7f in 1:22.06. Trainer Frank Brothers said of her eventful start: "At the break, I wanted to throw up..”[Bloodhorse]

At Fair Grounds, Shadow Cast (Smart Strike) took the Bayou Breeders Cup. His jockey Robbie Alvarado said that she had the killer instinct:

"Today she wanted to destroy the field," said Albarado, who captured his 12th stakes win of the meet, one off his record season a year ago. "She wanted to win big. [Bloodhorse]
The 4 year old, who is inbred 2x4 to Mr. Prospector, has now won three stakes races in a row.