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Dream Rush runs second in Acorn(G1)

June 10, 2007 · By · Share

Making her first start beyond seven furlongs, our multiple graded stakes winner Dream Rush ran a game second in the $250,000 Acorn Stakes(G1) at Belmont Park.  Dream Rush broke sharply and went to the front.  She cut strong early fractions of 22.1 for the first quarter-mile, 45 flat for the half-mile, and 1:09 flat for six furlongs.  Dream Rush remained resolute deep into the stretch but got collared late to finish second beaten a length.  She was over eight-lengths clear of the third place finisher.

Trainer Rick Violette Jr. said, "We ran hard. We were never really challenged before, and we came up on the short end. I still think she ran a big race. Her six furlong split was almost as fast as the Grade 2 for the older horses. We got beat, but we can't take away from what a big race this was. The winner deserves credit. She's a really nice filly and she had the measure of us today, but Dream Rush will point for and win a lot of big races. This one race should not take away from the talent she has."

Jockey Garrett Gomez said, "I thought my filly ran a winning race. When we turned for home I thought we had it won. I looked around at the top of the stretch, and I saw the four, but I felt like my filly had plenty left.  The winner just ran us down."

Dream Rush has yet to finish worse than second in six career races.  Dream Rush earned $50,000 in the Acorn to push her career earnings over $299,000 in six starts.

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