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Double Exposure impressive in Goldsmith Maid
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - from Meadowlands Media Relations

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East Rutherford, NJ---With Broadway Donna done for the season, the Breeders Crown winner All The Time had a chance to make her case for divisional honors in the $409,950 Goldsmith Maid Final. The bettors believed she was the horse to beat, establishing her as the 2/5 morning line favorite. But in the end, it was the lightly raced Double Exposure who proved best on this night.

Following a solid runner-up try in the elimination last week, Double Exposure was supported well at the windows, sent off as the 4-1 second choice. Tetrick moved his filly forward off the gate and she remained parked through an opening quarter of 28.1 as the favorite, All The Time set the pace. Double Exposure cleared the lead and put up a sharp second quarter, reaching the half-mile in 55.4.

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Double Exposure posted a mild upset at 4-1 in the Goldsmith Maid final.
All The Time was content to ride her pocket until the three-quarter pole, when Gingras showed his filly racetrack as the field moved past three-quarters in 1:24.3, but Double Exposure had plenty left in the tank and accelerated on the lead.

All The Time could not trot with the winner and Double Exposure reached the wire in 1:54, a lifetime best effort. Haughty rallied off the cover of All The Time to be second, while Woman’s Will stayed on to be third.

Driver Tim Tetrick expressed confidence in his filly. “I loved her at Lexington,” said Tetrick. “She got sick after baby races but she has really matured. I have never gone three big quarters with her, but she proved she is really good tonight.”

Double Exposure is owned by Brittany Farms and Mel Hartman, and her earnings soar past $224,000 with the victory.

The $385,250 Three Diamonds was scratched down to a field of seven, with three fillies gathering the majority of the attention at the windows, Yankee Moonshine, Shezarealdeal and Penpal.

Shezarealdeal made a break heading to the start which changed the complexion of the race for Yannick Gingras who was driving Yankee Moonshine. “Absolutely, when she (Shezarealdeal) took off running, I looked over and saw Pat (Lachance) taking off the gate, so I made the lead rather easily,” said Gingras.

“We were going pretty good to the half and (Penpal) leaned in and we got hooked up for a few steps, but the other filly took it tougher than we did.”

Yankee Moonshine set the pace and finished strong to win in 1:52.2.
Yankee Moonshine was allowed to set the pace through fractions of 27.4, 56.2 and 1:24.3, turning for home with Penpal right off her flank. But, Yankee Moonshine kept on going in the stretch, keeping Blue Moon Stride trapped in the pocket for much of the stretch.

That filly shook free but it proved too late, while Shezarealdeal made a great recovery to rally to be third. Yankee Moonshine completed the mile in 1:52.2.

The winner is owned by Burke Racing Stable, JT45, Karr and Weaver Bruscemi. The victory was the fourth in the career of Yankee Moonshine, sending her earnings north of $370,000.

Handle for the 13-race Friday program was $2,426,263.

Racing returns on Saturday, with a 14-race blockbuster card that begins at 7:00 p.m. Featured on the program are the $400,000 TVG Free For All Championships as well as the Governor’s Cup, Valley Victory, Continentalvictory and Tarpot Hap Finals.


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