For All Who Dream a Nightmare for Calder Foes

(from track report)
For All Who Dream stamped herself as the local leader of the 2-year-old filly division with an impressive victory in the $100,000 J j'sdream Stakes at Calder Race Course on Saturday.

Smartly ridden by jockey Rosemary Homeister, Jr., For All Who Dream raced in second position behind the speedy pacesetter and favorite, Usual Manner, for much of the 5 ½ furlong contest. It almost appeared to be a one-horse race with the leader opening up a five-length lead on the field, but For All Who Dream not only caught her after passing the eighth pole, she drew off to win by five. It was another 4 1/2 lengths back to Prohibido Olividar in third.

Trained by Gerry Procino for himself and Sidney Sacks, For All Who Dream covered the distance in 1:06 1/5 and paid $27.20 for the win. A daughter of Eltish, the filly is eligible for Calder's rich Florida Stallion Stakes program, which starts on Aug. 9 with the six-furlong Desert Vixen Division.

"I guess some of the difference today was the lasix (first time), Procino said. "She bled a little bit last time.

"We actually tried to sell her at the OBS August yearling sale but took her home when it looked like we might not get much for her. We'll look forward to the (Florida) Stallion Stakes series now."

Homeister said she was confident.

"My filly just chased her down the backside but I was able to reserve her a little bit because I could see the lead horse was going to stop," Homeister said. "Coming to the turn, the quarter pole, I reached back and hit my filly underhanded and she took off.

"The last 70 yards I just stood up on her because I had so much horse left. When I looked back, nobody was coming."