Broad Gains 2nd in Aqueduct stakes Carnirainbow captures Heavenly Cause at Laurel

December 07, 1992|By Ross Peddicord | Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer

There is a rivalry in the making between Maryland-bred fillies Broad Gains and Carnirainbow.

The horses ran within a half-hour of each other yesterday, but the races were about 250 miles apart.

Broad Gains finished second in the Grade III Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct but gained enormous stature even in defeat.

The previously undefeated filly came from last place in the six-horse field under Clarence "Jo Jo" Ladner and just missed catching True Affair in a frantic rush to the wire.

Carnirainbow atoned for her recent loss to Broad Gains in the Maryland Juvenile Championship by returning to the winner's circle in the Heavenly Cause Stakes at Laurel.

Carnirainbow turned back front-runner Prosperous Lady in mid-stretch and beat her by 2 1/4 lengths. She was eased up by jockey Greg Hutton at the wire, running the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1 minute, 18 2/5 seconds, a second off the stakes record set by Gala De Oro in 1985.

Gold Sparkle, who rallied from off the pace, finished a distant third.

The $30,000 winner's share boosted Carnirainbow's career earnings over the $200,000 mark and gave her her fifth 1992 stakes victory.

But unlike Broad Gains, she has never run in a graded race, restricting her efforts to local competition.

The two fillies are expected to make their next start in the Cameo Stakes at 1 1/16 miles Dec. 19 at Laurel and could turn the usually mundane race into a championship-deciding event.

Broad Gains is a stayer who comes from far off the pace. Carnirainbow is basically a sprinter, although she carried her speed well when finishing second in the Maryland Juvenile Championship.

Hal Clagett, owner-breeder of Carnirainbow, said he was impressed by Broad Gains' Tempted finish.

"She's one heck of a horse. I love to see quality prove itself," he said. "Now, we just have to figure out how to beat her in the Cameo."

Notes

Trainer Dale Capuano was pleased with Prosperous Lady's second-place Heavenly Cause finish. The filly had been sidelined about seven weeks. During that time, she underwent throat surgery. "I only got two works into her before this race," he said. . . . Cormorant's Flight was a late scratch from the Heavenly Cause. She started coughing while she was in the Lasix barn before the race. . . . Two mares in foal to Maryland stallion Carnivalay topped the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale at the Timonium Fairgrounds. The 5-year-old mare, Habar, second as a 2-year-old in the Selima Stakes, was purchased for $40,000 by William Diefenderfer of Christiana, Pa. Second high price was $25,000 for the unraced Fit to Fight mare, Destiny's Hour.

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