by Ray Cotolo, for Red Mile
Lexington, KY — Advancing uncovered into quick fractions set by pacesetter Caviart Ally, Shartin N powered to the front into the stretch and finished under wraps to take the $98,500 Fear The Dragon Allerage Farms Mare Pace, sponsored by Midland Acres, on Sunday (Oct. 7) at Red Mile.
Caviart Ally left for the top with Pure Country tucking into the pocket ahead of Inverse Hanover yielding for third. Past the quarter in :26.3, Caviart Ally continued unchallenged to the half in :54.3 while Shartin N, positioned fifth, began her charge first-over.
Matching strides past three-quarters in 1:21.3, Shartin N edged past Caviart Ally into the stretch and maintained a length advantage to the line while Caviart Ally gave pursuit to hold second. Pure Country finished third ahead of Blue Moon Stride rallying from last for fourth.
“She’s got big lungs,” driver Tim Tetrick said after the race. “We got her off the gate good today but then going into the backside she kind of jammed up and I had to move her. She’s used to sitting on the outside so I wasn’t too worried especially when I could head Andrew’s mare [Caviart Ally]; I knew my mare was going to give me a good run.”
Winning her 16th race in 21 starts since shipping from New Zealand and her 23rd from 34 overall, Shartin N has earned $623,978 for owners Richard Poillucci and Jo Ann Looney-King. Jim King Jr. conditions the five-year-old mare by Tintin In America and paid $4.80 to win.
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