Dream Rush ties stakes record in Nassau BC(G2)
The race was over the moment the gate sprung. Very few times can you write that about a horse race, but Dream Rush's stakes record tying victory in the $200,000 Nassau County Breeders' Cup certainly qualified. Dream Rush broke alertly, went to the front on her own, and widened at every poll to score a nine and one-quarter length romp. Dream Rush scampered to just over a length advantage through a quarter-mile in 22.3. Running under a relaxed cadence, Dream Rush maintained a two-length advantage after a half in 45.1. However, when asked to go by jockey Eibar Coa, Dream Wish widened at will through the lane increasing her margin with every stride. Running into a headwind in the stretch, Dream Rush stopped the teletimer in 1:22 flat tying the stakes record set eleven years ago. Dream Rush earned an equally impressive 102 Beyer figure for the race.
Trainer Rick Violette said, "When I saw Dream Rush relax early I knew we were in good shape. This filly loves to run, but we were coming off of a layoff and I didn't want her to be too keen early. She broke great, but she came back to Eibar (Coa) beautifully. She had her ears pricked during the race. You could see she was feeling really good. I thought the others were in trouble. I do think she will go further. She relaxed so well. If everything goes well we will take dead aim on the Acorn Stakes(G1) on June 9th at Belmont."
Jockey Eibar Coa said, "The filly came back to me really well. When I finally asked her to run she took off. I was just a passenger in the stretch. I never had to break a sweat."
West Point Thoroughbreds President Terry Finley said, "We believe this is one of the best fillies in the country. We will now point for the $250,000 Acorn Stakes(G1) on June 9th at Belmont. She's undefeated over the track, and we plan to take home a Grade 1 victory next month.
A three-year-old daughter of Wild Rush, Dream Rush now sports four career wins from five starts and her second graded stakes score. Dream Rush has now earned $249,739 in her career.