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La Cloche casts its spell over field in Voodoo Dancer victory
Fenwick Farms Dove Season wins second straight
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La Cloche, a 5-year-old half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Winter Memories, won Sunday’s $90,000 Voodoo Dancer Stakes at Belmont Park.Like Winter Memories, La Cloche is a graduate of Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables in Camden.Trained by James Toner, who had Junior Alvarado up, the daughter of Ghostzapper was fifth in the field of seven after six furlongs in the mile race on the turf. La Cloche moved into second behind Kiss in the Forest at the top of the stretch before winning by 3 1/3-lengths under a hand ride.The winning time was 1:35.12 over turf listed as good.The victory was the first in two starts this year for La Cloche who now has made four trips to the winners’ circle with three seconds for earnings of $205,083.CCE grad romps: Fiddlers Afleet romped to a 7 1/4-length victory in the $85,000 Chasin’ Wimmin’ Stakes contest at Belmont Park on Friday, July 6.The 6-year-old son of Northern Afleet was developed in Camden at the barn of Donna Freyer’s Custom Care Equine.Trained by New York-based conditioner David Jacobson, who saddled Mabou in winning last summer’s New York Turf Writers Cup steeplechase win at Saratoga, Fiddlers Afleet was second in the field of seven after four furlongs in the six-furlong sprint. Jockey David Cohen took his mount to a two-length victory at the top of the stretch before breezing to the tiring pace setters for the easy win, which was worth $51,000.The victory was the second in six starts in 2012 for Fiddlers Afleet which has seven wins, six seconds and three thirds in 25 career starts in which he has accrued $607,045.Dove Season racks up another win: Dove Season, which broke her maiden at first asking at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania on June 10, made it 2-for-2 by winning a $47,000 allowance race over the same going on June 23.The 4-year-old Will Farish owned-and-bred filly is a graduate of Fred and Wilhelmina McEwan’s Fenwick Farm in Boykin.John Bisono broke quickly from the gate in the five-furling sprint aboard his mount, placing Dove Season third in the field of eight starters at 3/16-mile marker.