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Keltish Lass wins

August 17, 2007 · By · Share

Getting to the wire first.  That's the objective of any horse race.  Races are won in many different fashions, and Keltish Lass won today at Arlington after surviving a long drive while coming from off the pace.  Keltish Lass was keener in the early going of this race and sat in sixth through the first half-mile.  Keltish Lass then began a gradual advance while going wide on the turn before prevailing under a long drive to win by a half-length.

Trainer Dallas Stewart said, "I am thrilled that we could finally get this filly back to the winner's circle.  She has her quirks, but she'll try for you.  My assistant Leigh said that Rene Douglas told her that the filly might not have loved the give in the turf today.  The course was pretty soft, but he warmed her up more than he did last time.  She was a little closer to the pace and she wore them down in the stretch.  It was a very game effort even if she didn't love the surface.  She deserved that win."

Jockey Rene Douglas said, "I wanted my filly to be a little more on her toes today.  I thought she was a little slow to get into the bridle last time, so I warmed her up pretty hard this time.  She wasn't as comfortable with the give in the turf, but she got across it.  When I asked her, she gave me her run and we got the job done."

We will look to run Keltish Lass back at Arlington in September.

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