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Missy Loves Mambo Boogies to First Win

February 21, 2009 · By · Share

Missy Scores First Career Win

After she returned to the paddock following her first race, Missy Loves Mambo's assistant trainer Artie Magnuson simply said, "she'll get the job done next time."  Today, she proved him to be a bit of a sage as Missy Loves Mambo broker her maiden in just her second career start.

Breaking from post ten in the field of twelve, Missy broke well and was quickly put into a comfortable position on the outside under jockey Sheldon Russell.  "She didn't like to have dirt kicked in her face last time I rode her, so I just wanted to keep her in the clear," said Russell.  Missy would stalk the speed early and then range up on the outside turning for home.  She would take the lead at about the eighth pole and go on to the convincing three-length score.  "She got to the front almost too early.  When she made the lead she started looking around, like 'where are the other horses' so I had to stay after her but I felt I had the winner all the way," continued Russell.

Aside from the fact his filly came through to prove his words true, Magnuson was very excited with Missy Loves Mambo's performance.  "She's really turned into a nice horse as of late.  Over the last few months, she's really grown and matured and I think she's going to be a nice filly for us," he continued.

For the win, the three-year-old daughter of Peace Rules earned $24,600 and ran her career record to a win and a third place finish from just two career starts.  She now has over $28,000 in career earnings.

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