03/27/2007 11:00PM

A great day to play female-trained horses


Officially, there weren't any promotions scheduled for Tuesday at Philadelphia Park. It turned out to be Ladies Day, however, resulting in some huge payoffs to a few lucky bettors.

Female trainers swept the first six races on the 10-race program. That's remarkable enough. The feat is even more amazing considering that Jayne Vaders, the runaway leader in the track's trainer standings, didn't saddle any of the winners.

The streak began relatively quietly when Splash'n Go ($10.80), dropping from maiden special weight to $10,000 maiden claiming and adding blinkers for her first start since last June, won the opener for trainer Susan McBride and jockey Joanne McDaid.

Penn National-based trainer Karen Kunes took race 2 with Mansion ($10.40), completing a daily double worth $87.80.

The tote board was then lit up by back-to-back bombs. No one collected on a pick 3 completed by race 3 winner Rymar ($135.60), a 5-year-old gelding, trained by Patricia Farro, running for a $7,500 tag. His best race in his last 10 starts was a fourth-place finish, beaten nearly nine lengths, at a slightly lower claiming level last December.

Out of Ireland ($136.80), third at 5-2 just three starts back at the same level, scored in a $25,000 maiden claimer for trainer Diane Day in race 4, finishing a $2 pick three that produced a $9,257.30 payoff.

The 5-year-old mare Ashwin ($12), trained by Andrea Gonzalez, completed an $8,461.30 pick three in race 5 when she registered her fourth straight victory.

Abby Fenn ($18.80), making her first start since moving to the barn of Diane Jeannout and racing for the first time since September, capped off a pick three worth $8,652.80 in race 6.