No Tolerance Shows Heart in Carey Memorial

(from Hawthorne report)
No Tolerance took the lead at the start for jockey Jesse Campbell and gamely held off 20-1 shot Rapid Proof to win the $150,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap (gr. III) by a head on the Hawthorne turf course Saturday as part of the Gold Cup day program.

Mike Campbell, the jockey's father, trains the 5-year-old son of Afternoon Deelites who is owned by Easy Money 2006 LLC and Mike and Karen Reynolds. No Tolerance covered the mile over firm turf in 1:35.54 after posting fractions of 24.03, 47.90, 1:11.58 and 1:23.39.

"He and I talked about this last night, and we're usually on the same page because he lets me ride," said the younger Campbell. "I told him that I needed to get him to the five-sixteenths pole and let him rip - if they catch me they catch me. That's what I did, and he held on."

The Carey victory was an exclamation point to the day for the father-son team, who earlier in the afternoon combined to finish third in the Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) with Kid Grindstone, a horse Campbell claimed last spring at Oaklawn for $40,000.

"Both runners we had in today did great jobs," Mike Campbell added. "I had no idea that I would be here today with those two horses, both claims. It doesn't always work out that way."

Claimed for $30,000 in the spring of 2005 at Oaklawn, the Carey was the first graded stakes victory for the 5-year-old gelding. No Tolerance picked up $90,000 to boost his bankroll to $336,863 while improving his overall record to 10 wins from 34 starts.

Rapid Proof was second in the eight-horse field, three-quarters of a length clear of Come On Jazz. Fort Prado, Cloudy's Knight, Scooter Roach, Therecomesatiger, and Grafton completed the order of finish.

Therecomesatiger was the 13-10 favorite, giving way in the stretch after a stalking trip for Mark Guidry.

No Tolerance paid $12.40, $6 and $5. Rapid Proof returned $14 and $7.60. Come On Jazz paid $4.40.

Wertheimer & Frere's Stormina made it back-to-back stakes win and her third such victory in her last four starts when she rallied from just off the pace to win the $127,400 Indian Maid Handicap on the grass by three-quarters of a length over the fast closing favorite Rich In Spirit.

John Velazquez and Todd Pletcher, the nation's top jockey and trainer combination in stakes wins, teamed for the triumph that was clocked in 1:41.75 for the mile and a sixteenth over a turf course rated firm.

A daughter of Gulch, Stormina won the $75,000 Summer Finale at Mountaineer in her last start. She earned $76,440 from the victory over fillies and mares to boost her bankroll $271,883 while bettering her overall record to six victories from 15 starts.

Stormina, second choice in the race sent off at odds of 2-1, returned $6, $3.40, and $2.60. Rich in Spirit paid $2.80 and $2.40. Miss Mambo paid $4.80.

(Chart, Equibase)