Accelerate Gets First Stakes Winner At Woodbine

Accelerate | Matt Goins

Having broken his maiden on this same surface and distance Oct. 2 with a 71 Beyer Speed Figure, Hal returned Saturday to Woodbine as the 2-1 second choice–a far cry from his 10-1 morning-line odds. Much as he did Oct. 2, Hal tracked off the pace inside from mid pack before shifting out to the clear as the field passed the quarter pole. He loomed outside of pacesetter Ticker Tape Home and the pair bobbed heads down the lane with Hal gaining only minimal separation on the wire for the win.

The first stakes winner for his freshman sire (by Lookin At Lucky), Hal is his dam's only surviving offspring. Purely a Dream lost a foal last year by Game Winner and was bred to Essential Quality for next season. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

DISPLAY S., C$130,750, Woodbine, 11-5, 2yo, 7f (AWT), 1:22.00, ft.
1–HAL, 120, g, 2, by Accelerate
                1st Dam: Purely a Dream (GSW, $138,769), by Pure Prize
                2nd Dam: Yorksters Girl (Ire), by Bachelor Duke
                3rd Dam: Isadora Duncan (Ire), by Sadler's Wells
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Suzi Shoemaker & First Corp.
Thoroughbreds; B-Lantern Hill Farm LLC & FirstCorp
Thoroughbreds LLC (KY); T-Darwin D. Banach; J-Justin Stein.
C$75,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $86,864.
2–Ticker Tape Home, 118, f, 2, Medaglia d'Oro–Journey Home,
by War Front. ($625,000 Ylg '21 FTSAUG). 1ST BLACK TYPE.
O-Live Oak Plantation; B-Sam-Son Farm (ON); T-Mark E. Casse.
3–Firing Bullets, 119, f, 2, Firing Line–Twisted Beauty, by
General Quarters. ($19,000 Ylg '21 FTKOCT; $210,000 2yo '22
OBSAPR). O-Gary Barber; B-Texas Star Farm (KY); T-Mark E.
Casse. C$13,750.
Margins: HF, 4 3/4, 3. Odds: 2.45, 1.65, 5.80.
Also Ran: Chiseler, Keen Flatter, Hank Ollie. Scratched: Alpha Meister, Forever Dixie.

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