07/31/2009 11:00PM

Casanova Killer sets Penn National track record


Casanova Killer broke a 13-year-old track record when she cruised to a 6 3/4-length victory in Friday night's $100,000 Jennie Wade Handicap at Penn National Race Course.

The five-furlong sprint for fillies and mares was moved from the turf course to a main track rated good following heavy thunderstorms in central Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon. Casanova Killer ($4.20), the favorite in a field reduced to seven by five scratches, covered the distance in 56.36 seconds under jockey David Cohen, slightly faster than the old record of 56.60 seconds set by On the Phone on July 13, 1996.

A 4-year-old trained and co-owned by Steve Klesaris, Casanova Killer has never been out of the money in four starts on wet tracks, including a second in last year's Grade 3 Miss Preakness.

* Datts Our Girl ($13), a turf specialist who had been 0 for 3 lifetime on the main track, handled the surface switch well enough to score by 3 1/2 lengths over 2-5 favorite Miss Blue Tye Dye in the $75,000 Red Carpet. The 1 1/16-mile stakes for fillies and mares, which had been scheduled for turf, lost all but four runners because it was taken off the grass. Jeremy Rose picked up the mount on Datts Our Girl for trainer Mark Hennig.

* Bold Union ($6.80), ridden by Jose Velez Jr. for trainer Kelly Breen, captured the $75,000 Femme Fatale for 3-year-old fillies by 4 3/4 lengths. She sped the six furlongs in 1:08.65 to win her third career stakes while improving her lifetime record to 4 for 7.

Rocket Defense, who came in with a 4-for-4 record, finished fifth.