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Look Quickly Stays Perfect With Win In Golden Gate Debutante
Look Quickly kept her record perfect Saturday when she rambled to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $58,700 Golden Gate Debutante at Golden Gate Fields.
Look Quickly found herself on the lead with Rever de Vous after the expected pacesetter, Sergeant O’Rourke, got off to a slow start. Look Quickly took command from Rever de Vous at the top of the stretch and went on to collect her fourth win in as many starts.
The prohibitive 2-5 favorite in the six-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies, Look Quickly paid $2.80 after clocking a solid time of 1:10.09 under jockey Russell Baze. Miss Success, ridden by Leslie Mawing, took second by a length over Sergeant O’Rourke and
jockey Dennis Carr.
“She carried me out there (on the lead),” said Baze. “When Dennis’ horse didn’t break, it messed with everyone’s plans. In her other races, she broke good but they would outrun her (to the lead). Today, she broke good and nobody outran her.
“I was a little worried about Rever De Vous because I know she’s got a lot of talent, but just as we hit the turn Juan (jockey Hernandez) started asking her to run,” continued Baze. “I thought, ‘Oh, I’ve got this one,’ because my horse was just coming up under the bit. I just wanted to move ahead of Miss Success because I knew she’d be coming.”
Look Quickly, a California-bred daughter of Run Away and Hide, is trained by her breeder, William J. Morey, Jr. Morey watched the Debutante on television from his home in San Carlos, where he is recuperating from facial nerve cancer.
“She’s been just what the doctor ordered,” said Morey, who has undergone an operation and had radiation treatments. “We’ve come a long way. I’m on the improve.”
Morey said it’s “a strong possibility” that Look Quickly will make her next start in the $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes at Hollywood Park on Dec. 21. The Soviet Problem is a seven-furlong race for California-bred 2-year-old fillies.
Look Quickly was one of four winners ridden by Baze. The Hall of Famer swept the first three races on the card with Sandor ($3.20), Cunning Ride ($5.20) and Look Quickly ($2.80), and then completed his four-bagger with a victory aboard Market Portfolio ($3.80) in the sixth race.
Holiday weekend racing at Golden Gate Fields concludes Sunday with a nine-race “Dollar Day” program. Post time is 12:45 p.m. and general parking, general admission, programs, hot dogs, beers and sodas cost just a buck.