CC STACY LOOKS TO MAKE IT FOUR IN A ROW

07:29 PM 10 Aug 2005 NZST
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CC Stacy looks to make it four in a row in Whenuwishuponastar final.

She put in a speedy mile in the $90,000 American National, was much the best in her second leg division of the Whenuwishuponastar Series and Now CC Stacy has been named the 6-5 morning line favourite in the $47,800 Whenuwishuponastar final, set for Thursday evening at Mohawk.

The nine-horse field will go to post for the seventh race (9:15 p.m.) and

onditioner Rob Harmon has Luc Ouellette, Woodbine Entertainment’s leading

river, to be at CC Stacy’s reins.

The bay Matts Scooter filly, out of the Laag mare Down Time, is a full

ister to Armbro Baylor (p3, 1:49.1 [m], $164,985), who showed in 2004 that

e could roll with the best of them.

To date, CC Stacy’s quickest mile came in the aforementioned American

ational final, where she received a perfect front-end trip and blazed the

ne-mile Balmoral Park strip in 1:52.4, recording a one-length margin of

ictory.

“We were in a Hanover stake the week before the [American National]

limination and I told [driver] Dave Magee that she was a little testy off

he gate,” said Harmon, a 35-year-old resident of Cement City, Michigan. “He

acked her off with two fingers. She was on a line and he thought that she

ould’ve won if he could have steered her down the lane, but she kept on

unning in. We put a head pole on her and she was fine for the next week

American National elimination].”

CC Stacy ended up finishing three-quarters of one length back in second in

he Hanover stake at Balmoral, pacing in 1:56.2, but the filly seemed to

lossom after that performance.

“I took the advice of Dave, but she wasn’t that way [on a line] at all at

azel Park. It just seems that with the long straightaway, and with her

earning to go fast, she just needed a little extra help.”

Along with the American National elim came a driver change and a coming out

f sorts for the $63,200 career earner.

“For the American National elimination, I put Tony Morgan down to drive her

ecause Dave had another one in there for an Illinois trainer,” said Harmon,

ho currently has 49 head in training. “I rigged her the way that Dave asked

e to [with a head pole] and she was perfect. The elimination was in the

lop – we were in a rainstorm. I don’t think [the charted line] shows it,

ut it was pouring down, there was sloppy mud and that was a huge mile that

ight.”

In the elim, Morgan gave CC Stacy a pocket ride and the filly responded,

opping the pocket, going away for a 1¾-length tally in 1:54.3.

Blissfield, Michigan’s Chuck Campbell owns CC Stacy, who in seven starts

his season has compiled a 3-2-1 record and seems on paper to be the

harpest of the bunch heading into Thursday.

“He bought Down Time [CC Stacy’s dam], in foal, at Delaware in the Armstrong

ispersal that they had down there,” said Harmon, who races his stock mainly

t Hazel Park and Windsor Raceway.

“Even as a baby she was always big and long. She’s just been a good-looking

orse from day one. After looking at Armbro Baylor and what he did, I just

ad a good feeling that if everything went well and she stayed healthy that

he’d be alright.”

In terms of racing on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit this early in the

eason, Harmon said that it wasn’t in the plans. CC Stacy is staked to the

hes A Great Lady [eliminations scheduled for September 10 at Mohawk] and

he Three Diamonds [eliminations scheduled for October 14 at Woodbine]. If

ll goes according to plan, the filly will also contend later stakes tilts

t The Red Mile in Lexington and at Dover Downs.

“We weren’t planning on racing up here at all,” said Harmon. “After looking

t her schedule, we realized that her next big race was about five weeks

own the road [Shes A Great Lady elims]. We were going to give her a couple

f weeks off, but then we decided to give her one week off and race her in

he second leg of the Whenuwishuponastar.”

The complete field for Thursday’s final is as follows:

PP – Horse – Driver – Trainer – Line – (Sire/Dam)

1 – Best Of Seven – Ra. Waples – T. Vrablic – 7-2 - (Cambest/Sevenish)

2 – Cannae Cindy – M. Baillargeon – J. Kopas – 15-1 - (Bettors Delight/Cannae Jenna)

3 – Adoration – M. Saftic – C. Beelby – 15-1 - (Cams Card Shark/Impress)

4 – Fine Life – R. Mayotte – R. Atkin – 12-1 - (Life Sign/So Fine)

5 – Warrawee Happy – K. Rose – R. Auciello – 10-1 - (Dragons Lair/La Bella

ita)

6 – Keystone Dawn – S. Condren – J. Kopas – 9-2 - (Western Hanover/Dawnmarie Seelster)

7 – CC Stacy – L. Ouellette – R. Harmon – 6-5 - (Matts Scooter/Down Time)

8 – Nat A Tat Tat – P. MacDonell – R. Jones – 8-1 - (Blissfull Hall/Turn On)

9 – Mustang Kensley – J. Jamieson – C. Jamieson – 12-1 - (Western

anover/Diamond Dawn)

NOTE: The complete field will be racing from the retention barn.

eff Renton

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