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Pygmalion Scores Again

June 21, 2009 · By · Share

'Piggie' Gets Fifth Career Win

It's safe to say Pygmalion likes the racing surface at Finger Lakes.  Following his gutsy win on Sunday, he improved his record to two wins, and two runner-up finishes in five lifetime starts at the western, New York racetrack.

Sunday, he stalked the early leader through an opening half-mile of :46, and was then given his cue by jockey John Davila, Jr.  "I rode him a few starts back," said Davila, Jr.  "I remembered he closed a little too late to get up, and I didn't want that to happen again today."

Pygmalion took the lead inside the quarter-pole and held off the closers late to hold on for the narrow victory.  The final time for the five-and-a-half furlong race was 1:05.2. 

Chris Englehart has been extremely pleased with the four-year-old son of Freud since he joined the meet's leading trainer's stable.  "He's been very consistent and is always right there.  We seem to have found a distance that he likes, and we've been very happy with how he's come forward for us."

For the win, Pygmalion earned $13,260 and has now earned over $126,000 for his career.  Sunday's race also marked the ninth time that he finished in the exacta in 16 lifetime starts.


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