06/02/2012 8:43AM

Penn National: Jake N Elwood, Miss d'Oro take stakes for Pennsylvania-breds


Out of town horses, one from Philadelphia and the other from New York, took home the bulk of the purse money in the first two stakes of the season at Penn National on Friday night.

Jake N Elwood, based at Parx Racing with trainer Mike Petro, used a four-wide move turning for home under Kyle Frey to win the $75,000 Danzig for Pennsylvania-bred 3-year-olds by 1 1/4 lengths. Jane N Elwood ($9.20) ran the six  furlongs on a sloppy track in 1:10.67 to win for the second time in five starts.

Pollard’s Boy, making his first start since winning the Pennsylvania Nursery at Parx last Dec. 10, rallied to get second, 3 1/4 lengths in front of Phil Dancer. Relay Bill, winner of his career debut on May 3, set the pace and weakened to finish fourth as the 2-1 favorite.

Miss d’Oro, based at Belmont Park with trainer Jason Servis, stalked from third and drew off to an easy five-length score in the $75,000 Wonders Delight for Pennsylvania-bred 3-year-old fillies. Ridden by Kendrick Carmouche, Miss d’Oro ($3) covered six furlongs in 1:10.33 for her second win in three starts.

Dorothy’s Aurora finished second, 2 3/4 lengths in front of 39-1 longshot Ravenesque.

Robert Gerety More than 1 year ago
What is really impressive is that it was his first time in the slop, first time racing at night and had to recover after being bumped out of the starting gate. I understand that he also threw a right rear shoe at that point and still was able advance and win the race.