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Contact:  Tom Kelley         Friday, November 15, 2013   tkelleyatbal@aol.com

PERTTY MUSIC HITS WINNING NOTE IN CINDERELLA STAKE

 

By Kimberly Rinker for Maywood Park

 

Pertty Music used a three-wide move around Maywood’s final turn to win the $73,000 Cinderella Stake for freshman pacing fillies in 1:53.2.

 

John DeLong piloted the Tom Harmer trained, owned and bred daughter of Jereme’s Jet-My Metallica to her fifth win of the season and sixth career victory.

 

“I got away fourth but didn’t want to be first over against Always About Katey,” said DeLong. “I raced her over here a couple of weeks ago but she bled pretty bad, but she was much better tonight and this is her home turf. She had the nine-hole in the American National and the field was a bit softer this week.  She’s a very nice filly. I was a little nervous for a few seconds in the stretch but she’s a professional and got the job done tonight.”

 

Pertty Music sat in the middle of the field of seven fillies while Always About Katey (Todd Warren) led the field through fractions of :27.2 and :56.  Auniqueaquisition (Mike Oosting) pulled first over with a mild bid but failed to gain ground as the field went by the 1:24.2 three-quarter marker.  Pertty Music then stormed to the outside around the final turn and stormed by her rivals, winning by half a length over Always About Katey, with State Street Liz (Robert Smolin).

 

The victory pushed Pertty Music’s seasonal earnings to $110,236 and her career earnings to $134,292.