SWEET 2YO FILLY PACE WIN FOR YOUAREMYCANDYGIRL
By Frank Cotolo, for Breeders Crown
ANDERSON, Ind. – Youaremycandygirl, the heavy 2-5 public choice off a strong elimination score last week, won the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace by 4½ lengths at Hoosier Park Friday night. The time for the mile was 1:53.2 over a sloppy track. Yannick Gingras drove the filly for trainer Ron Burke.
Youaremycandygirl (American Ideal-Sweet Lady Jane) was in total control from start to finish. She cut the first quarter in :27.1, passing a quick-leaving Rainbow Room, who sat second through a :56.3 half and three-quarters in 1:25.2.
Around the last turn, Youaremycandygirl drew clear of a quick-closing Majorsspeciallady, who paced past Rainbow Room to get second. Firestorm came late for fourth.
Birnam Wood Farms bred Youaremycandygirl for owner W.J. Donovan. She paid $2.80 to win.
PHOTO (220854): A mud-covered Yannick Gingras guides Youaremycandygirl to victory in the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace at Hoosier Park Friday night. (Credit: Dean Gillette)
PHOTO (221007): Let the party begin! Youaremycandygirl and friends celebrate a Breeders Crown win. (Credit: Dean Gillette)