11/27/2016 9:48PM

Pompano Park: Prairie Sweetheart, Gold Star Briana keep perfect records intact


Three-year-old fillies Prairie Sweetheart (pace) and Gold Star Briana (trot) remained undefeated in their careers with dominating victories in Florida Breeders Stake finals on Sunday evening at Pompano Park.

Prairie Sweetheart (Matt Kakaley), who won the Allerage at The Red Mile last month against older foes, including likely divisional winner Lady Shadow, took her $55,400 test in 1:52 3/5.  She led through fractions of 28 4/5, 56 4/5, and 1:25, opening up a huge lead in the process, and coasted home in 27 3/5 to win by nine lengths over Gold Star Mysti (Walter Ross Jr.).  Diamond Lily (Wally Hennessey) came in third.

A daughter of Royel Millennium, Prairie Sweetheart is trained by Mike Deters for owner Let It Ride Stables Inc.  Prairie Sweetheart, who paid $2.10 as the overwhelming favorite, has earned $197,636 to go with her perfect record of 14 wins from 14 starts.

In the $54,150 filly trot final, Gold Star Briana (Hennessey) was a little wide and a little rough making her way from second to the lead before the 57 2/5 half.  Hennessey kept her flat, though, and once she hit the top she was all business, widening to a six-length bulge at the 1:26 4/5 three-quarters and an astounding 16 3/4 length margin of victory in a 1:57 1/5 mile.  All Star Fame (Kevin Wallis) was the runner-up and Trotting Missmissy (Donald Dupont) got third.

The victorious daughter of Basil is trained by Dan Hennessey for owner/breeder Kevin Kelly.  Now boasting a mark of 16 victories from 16 appearances, Gold Star Briana has banked $123,038, and she also returned $2.10 to win.