05/21/2017 5:41PM

Itsallaboutyou relishes mud in John Wayne Stakes

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Itsallaboutyou launches his winning move under Ramon Vazquez in the John Wayne.

Another wet track produced another win for Itsallaboutyou at Prairie Meadows.

Itsallaboutyou won well over a muddy strip April 3 at Will Rogers Downs, captured an Iowa-bred allowance race on a sloppy track April 30 at Prairie Meadows, and on Saturday night splashed to a nose victory over One Fine Dream in the $60,000 John Wayne Stakes.

Itsallaboutyou was ridden by Ramon Vazquez for trainer Federico Villafranco and owner Danny Caldwell in the six-furlong race for Iowa-breds. He was timed in 1:10.44 over a muddy, sealed surface and paid $4.40 as the favorite.

A 6-year-old by Harlington, Itsallboutaboutyou won for the 11th time in 37 starts, and easily is in the best form of his career. Breaking from post 7, he worked out a perfect pressing trip just outside pacesetting Shock Hazard and had just enough left to hold off One Fine Dream, who broke from the fence and rallied steadily on the inside. Net Gain finished third.

Dreamin scores in Mamie Eisenhower

On Friday night at Prairie Meadows, Caldwell, Villafranco, and Vazquez teamed to win the John Wayne’s sister race, the $60,000 Mamie Eisenhower for Iowa-bred older fillies and mares, with Dreamin.

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Dreamin got a trip almost exactly like Itsallaboutyou’s, breaking from post 6 and racing outside while closest to the pace of It’s the Swede. Dreamin took over at the top of the stretch and won by a half-length over Mywomanfromtokyo, who tried hard but needs more distance than the six furlongs she got Friday night. Native Princess finished third.

Dreamin was timed in 1:10.56 on a sloppy, sealed track and paid $7.20 to win. Caldwell and Villafranco claimed Dreamin for $25,000 in March at Oaklawn, and the 4-year-old filly by Woke Up Dreamin was making her stakes debut in the Eisenhower.