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November 09, 2006 · By · Share

Gracie Jo broke alertly then ran away from her MSW field at Delta Downs.  Gracie Jo opened up a two-length lead just a few jumps into the race then improved her position from there.  She opened up a six-length lead in the stretch on the way to a nearly eight-length win.

Sherm Savoie said, "We had one instruction.  Try to break sharply, get to the front, and go as far as you can.  When we got to the front Curt (Bourque) just kept riding her and demoralized the field.  She wasn't blowing too hard after the race, but Curt said he could feel her shortening stride on him late.  At this point in her career he felt we would be best to keep her at five furlongs.  She has enough speed to be in front early, but she just doesn't want to go very far."

Gracie Jo earned $16,800 for her effort bringing her young career total up to $26,495.

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