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CCE grad Con Gee wins for Furlong; Pomology extends win streak to three

Posted: August 13, 2013 11:26 a.m.
Updated: August 14, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Here are some of the highlights from horses which were given their start at various barns in and around Camden and which have found success on the race courses both in this country and abroad.
Con Gee scores at the Spa for CCE and Furlong: Con Gee, developed at Donna Freyer’s Custom Care Equine and trained by Camden-based trainer Kenyon Furlong, broke her maiden at third asking with a win in a $70,000 maiden race at Saratoga on Thursday, Aug. 8.
The 3-year-old Congaree filly was never worse than second in the 5 ½-furlong race which was run in 1:04.87. Joe Rocco Jr. was aboard for the winning ride.
Con Gee’s bankroll now stands at $53,780.
Also last Thursday, CCE graduate Pitch N Roll won for the fifth time in 12 career starts with a score in a $38,000 race at Presque Isle Downs for The Elkstone Group LLC.
Trained by Ron Potts, who gave Huber Villa-Gomez a leg up, the 3-year-old gelded grandson of Dynaformer made the six-furlong trip in 1:09. The win was the third in five 2013 starts for Pitch N Roll which has $242,435 in career earnings.
CCE products had a strong end to July with Funny Lady, a 3-year-old Sharp Humor filly, breaking her maiden on her fourth try with a win in a $38,000, six-furlong race at Delaware Park on July 29 for trainer Michael Trombetta. Julian Pimentel was up for the winning ride which came in a clocking of 1:10.78.
In four lifetime starts, Funny Lady has earned $47,420.
On July 27, The Elkstone Group LLC’s homebred filly Hop the Six made it two in a row by taking the $50,000 White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park for trainer Ron Potts. The 2-year-old Artie Schiller filly had Jeremy Rose aboard for the 3 ½-length win in the 5 ½-furlong race.
Last Saturday, Hop the Six finished fifth in the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga. In four lifetime starts, she has earned $70,000.
Another Elkstone Group LLC homebred, Edge of Reality, was bumped into stakes company and the 3-year-old Lawyer Ron colt was third in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes in Saratoga on July 26.
Trained by Tony Dutrow, Edge of Reality had won back-to-back races at Parx Racing in its previous two starts. In six trips to the starter’s gate, Edge of Reality has three wins, a second and a third for $144,555 in purse money.
Kirkwood Stables graduate Pomology continues hot start: After having won her first two starts in Great Britain, Pomology made it three in a row by capturing the Prix Minerve Stakes at Deauville, France, on Monday, Aug. 11.
The 3-year-old filly was developed at Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables in Camden and is owned by HRH Princess Haya of Jordan. She is trained by John Gosden.
“She is a lovely filly with plenty of ability and I didn’t send her here for the Deauville air,” Gosden said following the half-length win. “I’ll put her away now and train her specifically for the G1 British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes (at Ascot Oct. 19.)”
On Sunday, Aug. 10, another Kirkwood Stables’ grad, Bee Home Soon, broke her maiden on her fourth attempt by winning a $39,000, 1 1/16-mile run over Arlington Park’s turf course.
The 3-year-old filly is trained by Brian Williamson and was ridden by Florent Geroux in a race in which they were never worse than second in the field of 10. The half-length win came in a time of 1:45.54. In four career starts, Bee Home Soon has earned $31,840.
Three other former Kirkwood runners scored wins over the past several weeks.
On Aug. 2, Worth a Punt, a 6-year-old gelding trained by Joshua Faulkner, won a $16,000, one-mile allowance race at Thistledown in Cleveland by four lengths. In 51 career starts, Worth a Punt has 15 wins, seven seconds and three thirds for $143,344 in winnings.
Pavla, a 4-year-old filly, won for the second times in seven career starts for trainer Alex Clarkson with a win in a $38,000, 1 1/16-mile race on the turf at Indiana Downs on July 31. Rodney Prescott brought his mount from seventh after a quarter mile to first at the top of the stretch and went on to a one-length win. The final time was 1:43.54.
Pavla has brought in $65,543 in earnings.
Moment in Dixie, gave Kirkwood another Saratoga score when the 4-year-old Dixieland Band filly won an $85,000 race at the Spa on July 24.
Trained by James Toner, who had Junior Alvarado in the saddle, Moment in Dixie took the lead at the eighth pole and went on to a 2 ½-length victory. The time for the seven-furlong run the dirt was 1:24.18.
With three wins and three seconds in eight career starts, Moment in Dixie has brought in $260,350 for her connections.
 
(Turned from Home is a regular feature in the sports pages of the Chronicle-Independent spotlighting Thoroughbred flat horses, which were sent to the track from Camden, as well as local owners and trainers. Any persons having racing information which they would like to pass along and be included in this column should call the C-I sports department at 432-6157 or, via e-mail at
tdidato@chronicle-independent.com.)

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