Saturday, May 31, 2014

Arlington Stakes Recap: Springfield Stakes

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 31, 2014) – Tom Swearingen, Leonard Denk, Daren Carlile and  Robert Bockel's I Got It All sat just off the pace, made a three-wide move on the turn and drew off in the stretch to post an emphatic 9 ¼-length victory in the $92,875 Springfield Stakes for Illinois-bred 3-year-olds.  With Emanuel Cosme aboard, the son of Tiz Wonderful covered the mile over Polytrack in 1:39.18.
        The Swearingen-trained sophomore let Rambling Richie, Flashdance Road and Easy Solution slug it out on the first end through a quarter-mile in 23.29 seconds and a half-mile in 47.22 seconds while biding his time off the embattled trio. 
        "There was a lot of speed in the race," Cosme noted. "He just broke (well) and relaxed. When I asked him to run at the quarter pole, he just took off. When I passed the last two horses, he just put his ears up and was playing with them."
        The Springfield was the first attempt at a middle distance for I Got It All but that didn't worry the jockey nor the trainer.  "We've been working with him in the morning. We knew he could go long," Cosme said. 
        "This horse has a wonderful mind and is easy to teach. He'll do anything you want him to do," added the trainer, who won last year's edition of the race with John Carver's Reigning Catfish. 
Swearingen then went on to explain the horse's lackluster performance in his previous run on Polytrack as a 2-year-old. "The surface was never a factor.   There were some gate problems.  A lot horses in the gate were really upset and got him upset.  He just never focused on that race and didn't perform to his abilities.  He came back and proved himself. He's seems to be getting better as he goes." 
Notching his second consecutive state-bred stakes win after capturing Hawthorne Race Course's $100,000 Land of Lincoln last month, I Got It All added another $49,032 to his earnings which stand at $123,202 while improving his overall record to three wins from five starts.
Longshot Prado U rallied from last in the field of nine to finish a non-threatening second, 1 ¾ lengths clear of Flashdance Road, another longshot.  Race favorite Easy Solution had some problems loading into the gate and after taking a brief lead at the quarter-pole faded to finish next to last.
Sent off as second choice, I Got It All paid $7.80, $4.20 and $4.20.  Prado U returned $23.20 and $11.80.  Flashdance Road paid $12.40.
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