FAIRPLEX STORY: ZAM ZAM WINS BUSTLES AND BOWS STAKES AT FAIRPLEX PARK
For Immediate Release
POMONA, Calif., Sept. 19--Zam Zam returned a quick dividend after trainer
John Dolan claimed her for $40,000 two races back, winning the $48,000
Bustles and Bows Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by a nose in a three-horse
photo finish at Fairplex Park on Thursday.
Ridden by Iggy Puglisi, the daughter of Wild Gold overcame trouble on the
first turn in the 6 1/2 furlong race, stalked pace setter My Honey Bunny to
the top of the stretch, and prevailed in a hard drive between horses.
My Honey Bunny, ridden by Chance Rollins, finished second on the rail, a
half-length beind Margaret's Fancy, Martin Pedroza up. Hostility, the 6-5
favorite, finished fourth after bobbling at the start and being bumped,
steadied and forced wide on the eventful first turn. Local Law finished fifth
and last. Amanda Louise was scratched.
"She fell into the race real nice but had a little bit of trouble on the
first turn," Puglisi said. "I believe it was the one horse (Local Law) that
didn't make the turn too good and really knocked her back end away from her
pretty good. I turned around to make sure she felt all right and she gathered
herself nice and started to go after them on the backside. She really relaxed
and did everything right."
Zam Zam earned $27,500 for her second victory from five career starts and
covered the distance on a fast track in 1:18.42 under 115 pounds.
Warren's Whistle, conditioned by Fairplex Park's career leader in training
victories, Mel Stute, is the 8-5 morning line favorite in Friday's 21st
running of the $50,000-guaranteed Pio Pico Stakes for California-bred fillies
and mares, 3 years old and up, at 6 1/2 furlongs. Warren's Whistle, a
4-year-old daughter of Wolf Power, won the Fantastic Girl at Del Mar on Aug.
3 and has six wins from 38 career starts. Stute has 169 victories at Fairplex
and also leads in stakes wins with 41. The field in post position order: Miss
Santa Ana, Scott Stevens, 122, 6-1; Song of Summer, Tyler Baze, 114, 4-1;
Always the Lady, Matt Garcia, 114, 15-1; Proud Tammie, Danny Sorenson, 122,
15-1; Harvest Girl, Omar Berrio, 114, 3-1; Warren's Whistle, Martin Pedroza,
122, 8-5; Filigree, Iggy Puglisi, 114, 12-1; and Cinnful Bride, Goncalino
Almeida, 109, 12-1.
There is a Pick Six carryover into Friday of $33,511.
First post time daily is 12:30 p.m.