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Casey's Joy wins in record time

September 01, 2007 · By · Share

Casey's Joy once again showed his affinity for the Monmouth turf breaking the track record at a mile and a sixteenth en route to a smashing victory in the "two other than" allowance.  Casey's Joy relaxed early behind a blisteringly hot pace set by a big longshot.  Casey sat seventh through a half-mile and was still sixth after three-quarters of a mile.  He ranged up willingly under jockey Joe Bravo but got bottled up behind rivals at the top of the stretch.  When a seam opened up just outside the eighth pole, Casey's Joy exploded and drew off with ease to win by a measured three-lengths.  Casey's Joy stopped the teletimer in 1:40.04 bettering the track record time of 1:40.41 set last year.

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said, "We've been working hard to get Casey to relax.  He's got a lot of speed, but we have to teach him when to use it.  The pace today was wicked, and Joe Bravo did a wonderful job getting Casey to settle.  Casey clearly loves that surface, and the mile to mile and a sixteenth distance is right in his wheelhouse.  He was clearly the best when he got room.  It was a very impressive effort."

Casey's Joy now has two wins and a third from four career turf starts.  The four-year-old son of Maria's Mon has now earned over $100,000.

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