06/17/2012 7:10PM

Canterbury: I'll Show Them splashes to stakes record in Shot of Gold

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I'll Show Them, ridden by Bobby Walker Jr., covers six furlongs in 1:08.99 to win the Shot of Gold.

SHAKOPEE, Minn – The heavy rain that held off at Canterbury Park for most of the day came down at post time of the $50,000 Shot of Gold Stakes.  The deluge didn’t stop I’ll Show Them from setting a stakes record of 1:08.99 for six furlongs over the muddy main track in front of a Father’s Day crowd of 12,120.

I’ll Show Them stalked leader Humble Smarty for the first half of the race and moved to take command through the turn and drew off to win by 4 ¾ lengths.

“On the turn for home I really had a handful,” said jockey Bobby Walker Jr.  “At the five-eighths I owned the leader.  I let out a notch when the seven got to my hip and he just went.”

I’ll Show Them was a $14,000 claim by trainer Clay Brinson at Hawthorne Park in December and is now 2 for 2 at Canterbury Park this season. 

Silver Magnus passed a tiring Humble Smarty for second.

I’ll Show Them paid $4.20 as the even-money favorite.

The rains caused the $50,000 Brooks Fields Stakes, originally scheduled for 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf, to be run at a mile over the main track.

The 5-year-old Stachys sat off an early pace by Tequila Factor and overtook favored Gleam of Hope in the lane to win by 13/4 lengths in 1:37.54 under jockey Tanner Riggs.

“Tanner did a good job in keeping after him,” said winning training Michael Biehler.  “Once he got to the outside I thought we had a chance.”

Co-owner Al Ulwelling said, “We were going to scratch him, but of his two starts over wet tracks one was at six furlongs and the other he had a rough trip, so we figured we’d give him a shot.”

“All the credit goes to Mike and his team,” Ulwelling continued.  “They really had him ready to go.  The win is all on them.”

Stachys paid $9.20 to win.  Gleam of Hope held on for second while Wild Jacob picked up the show.