Brendolyn wins a heart stopper
The race came off the turf and half of the speed in the race scratched leaving lone speed signed on. On paper, things looked uncertain. However, the one thing that was certain was that Brendolyn, our four-year-old daughter of Knockadoon, continued to show her heart and determination to run down the lone speed late and win the "two other than" allowance at Bay Meadows. Brendolyn sat in the middle of the pack through the early stages of the race under jockey Russell Baze. Heading into the far turn, Baze edged Brendolyn out off the rail to launch her rally. Under a determined drive, Brendolyn gradually began eating away at the pacesetters margin. She continued chopping away at the deficit before collaring the leader inside the final fifty yards of the race and scoring a head victory.
Trainer Craig Dollase said via phone, "I talked to Russell (Baze) and he absolutely loved the filly. She was so game and determined. We have to toss out that last race. We knew she needed one. However, for this race to get washed off the turf and then have no real speed left to challenge the pace and still win shows how much heart this filly has. She still is probably better on the turf, but this was a legitimate field. I am absolutely ecstatic. She ran great."
Brendolyn has now won four of eleven career starts. Her earnings were pushed to $116,440 with her latest effort. We will now look to run her back at the Hollywood Park meet.