Updated on 09/16/2011 7:54AM

Dancethruthedawn wins Go for Wand


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Jerry Bailey celebrated Jerry Bailey Bobble Head Doll Day in grand fashion Sunday, guiding Dancethruthedawn to an authoritative 3 3-4-length victory in the $250,000, Grade 1 before an announced crowd of 50,441 at Saratoga.

Transcendental got up in the final jump to get second by a nose over Too Scarlet. Miss Linda, Forest Secrets, Atelier and With Ability completed the order of finish.

The victory was the fourth on the day for Bailey (he also won four on Saturday) and completed a sweep of the weekend stakes races for the Hall of Fame rider. Bailey won Friday's Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap on Del Mar Show and Saturday's Grade 1 Test aboard You and Grade 2 Diana on Tates Creek.

Bailey has 12 wins from 32 mounts and is on pace to break his single-meet record of 55 wins recorded last year.

``It's kind of neat,' Bailey said of winning four on Bobble Head Doll Day. ``After all I've done, I didn't make it in my 9-year-old son [Justin's] eyes until I had a bobble head doll named after me.'

Dancethruthedawn, a Sam-Son farm homebred who beat the boys in the Queens Plate in Canada, had gone 0 for 4 in graded stakes races in the states including poor efforts in the Kentucky Oaks and Alabama.

She showed signs of life this year with a win in the Doubledogdare at Keeneland and a nose defeat to Summer Colony in the Pimlico Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap. She finished third in the Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill in her last start.

``It's probably more my fault than hers, but she's never been at her best on the big days,' trainer Mark Frostad said. ``I was really happy to see her run that way today.'

With Ability outsprinted Miss Linda, who stumbled at the start, to the front and set a rapid pace of 23.23 seconds and 46.63. Richard Migliore sent Miss Linda after With Ability entering the far turn. Too Scarlet, under Shaun Bridgmohan, and Dancethruthedawn, pounced on the leaders around the turn and came into the stretch together.

With several cracks of Bailey's whip, Dancethruthedawn edged clear in the final furlong and Transcendental just got up in the last jump to edge Too Scarlet for second.

``The only funny part was when we turned down the backside Shaun Bridgmohan had gotten Too Scarlet in front of me position-wise and was in and out, in and out,' Bailey said. ``I don't know if he was wrestling with his mare to get her to switch leads, or he was undecided where he wanted to go or he wanted to confuse us. He confused me. I just thought rather than put her in behind horses and wait for room, she was good enough to go ahead and circle the field.'

Dancethruthedawn covered the 1 1-8 miles in 1:50.21 and returned $6.20 as the favorite. Frostad said Dancethruthedawn may run back in the Personal Ensign Handicap on Aug. 23 where she would meet Summer Colony.