09/21/2014 8:47AM

Miss Behaviour romps in Charles Town Oaks

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Miss Behaviour romped by 9 3/4 lengths Saturday night to win the Charles Town Oaks at Charles Town.

Trainer Phil Schoenthal said shortly after Miss Behaviour’s 9 3/4-length win in Saturday night’s Grade 3, $500,000 Charles Town Oaks that his wife, Sarah, was about to go into labor with the couple’s third child. The Schoenthals do not know if they are having a girl or a boy, but at the moment, fillies are pretty high on the list.

Miss Behaviour gave Schoenthal one of the most memorable wins of his young training career when she opened up on her Charles Town Oaks rivals on the final turn and poured it on through the stretch. Kiss to Remember rallied for second, while it was another length back to the third-place Nesso.

“It’s wonderful to have a horse of this quality,” Schoenthal said. “It’s what you dream about your whole life.”

The Charles Town Oaks was the richest race on a program that featured $1 million in purses. Pants On Fire picked up the sixth stakes win of his career in the $100,000 Wild and Wonderful, while Geeky Gorgeous delivered as the 3-5 favorite in the $100,000 Pink Ribbon.

Those races were part of the buildup to the Charles Town Oaks, a seven-furlong race that went with a full field of 10. Miss Behaviour ($4.20), winning at two turns for the first time, broke on top under Jevian Toledo and took the field through fractions of 23.09 seconds for the opening quarter and 46.43 for the half-mile. Executive Allure stalked in second, but Miss Behaviour began to separate herself from the field on the final turn and was all alone at the wire in covering the distance on a fast track in 1:24.69.

“The plan was just to use her speed,” Schoenthal said. “Her best races are always on the engine. We told Jevian, ‘Let her go.’ ”

Schoenthal trains Miss Behaviour for the partnership of Cal MacWilliam and Neil Teitelbaum. The filly earned $288,000 for the win in the Charles Town Oaks. Overall, she has compiled a 5-for-11 record for career earnings of $790,000. Miss Behaviour is a daughter of Jump Start and was bred in Pennsylvania by MacWilliam, Teitlelbaum, and Associates.

Miss Behaviour will be pointed for the Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run, a seven-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies Oct. 18 at Keeneland, said Schoenthal. He said it likely will be her season finale. Earlier this year, Miss Behaviour won the Miss Preakness and went on to run second in the Grade 1 Test, the Grade 2 Prioress, and the Grade 3 Victory Ride. Last season, she captured the Grade 2 Matron.

Schoenthal said Saturday night closed out an incredible week. In addition to his wife nearing birth, he signed a contract on the couple’s first house and prepped his stable’s star for the Charles Town Oaks.

The remaining order of finish in the Charles Town Oaks was Stormy Novel in fourth, followed by Executive Allure, Honey’s Ryan, Saintly Joan, Size, Aqua Regia, and Pixie Dust.

Pants On Fire wins Wild and Wonderful

Pants On Fire picked up his first win of the season in the $100,000 Wild and Wonderful, in which he rallied for a 2 1/4-length victory over the pacesetter Good Lord. Pants On Fire was making his fourth start of the season following some close calls in stakes at Monmouth and Belmont Park.

Pants On Fire ($3.60) went four wide into the first turn of the seven-furlong Wild and Wonderful and stalked Good Lord down the backside as the leader was pushed by Handsup Moneydown through fractions of 23.42 seconds for the opening quarter and 46.67 for the half-mile. Pants On Fire advanced around the final turn and overtook the leaders in the stretch while covering the distance on a track rated fast in 1:23.77.

Paco Lopez was aboard for George and Lori Hall and trainer Kelly Breen. Pants On Fire, a past winner of the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, now has won 9 of 28 starts and $1,327,635. He is a 6-year-old son of Jump Start and was bred in Kentucky by K & G Stables.

** Geeky Gorgeous ($3.40) always was prominent for a 1 3/4-length win over Flattering Bea in the $100,000 Pink Ribbon for fillies and mares. She covered the seven furlongs in 1:25.41. Angel Serpa was aboard for owner-trainer Daniel Lopez.

** Harlan’s Destiny ($4.20) won her maiden when she rolled home by 5 1/4 lengths in the $50,000 Rachel’s Turn for 2-year-old fillies bred in West Virginia.

** Hear the Chatter ($24.40) was a 2 3/4-length winner of the $50,000 Henry Mercer Memorial for 2-year-olds bred in West Virginia.