Kelley Thursday, June 28th,
APRIL MAY DUNE UPSETS IN
The first two-year-old stake of the 2013 season at
Maywood Park was contested on Thursday night and it provided plenty of fireworks
as Mike Brink and Ed Teefey’s April May Dune staged a
big rally to pull off the upset in the $12,000 Juxtaposition Stake.
Placed in mid-pack as the overwhelming
1-9 favorite Linda On My Mind (Mike Oosting) carved
out splits of 28.4, 59.3 & 1:284 driver Brian Carpenter moved April May
Dune first over as the field rolled under the finish wire for the first time.
Drawing to within a head of the pace
setter as the state-bred fillies raced by the three-quarter-mile mark the
daughter of Duneside Perch-April Ruffles continued
her assault on the leader as the field raced around the final turn.
Fit and fresh despite being outside for
nearly 5/8th’s of a mile the Mike Brink trained miss overpowered the
heavy favorite and steadily drew away from her rivals through the lane to make
her career debut a winning one, reporting home with a 3 ¼ length verdict in
1:58.0. Perfectly Clear (Kyle Wilfong), a 47-1
outsider rallied nicely to be the bridesmaid while Linda On My Mind held on for
the show dough.
April May Dune returned $28.80, $12.40