Hennie's Song Captures Go For Wand

(from track report)
Locally based Hennie's Song remained unbeaten and notched her first career stake victory in the $100,000 Go For Wand Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park Saturday.

The Kentucky bred owned by Phillip and Marcia Cohen and trainer Steve Klesaris is unbeaten in four career starts.

Ridden by Anthony Black, the daughter of Unbridled's Song won by a half length as the second choice in the field of nine.

Coquettish, with Ramon Dominguez astride, finished second and it was another 3 1/2-lengths farther back to Virgin Voyage, with Luis Castillo aboard, in third. The 5-to-2 favorite City Sister, with Aaron Gryder riding, finished seventh.

Hennie's Song cut fractions of :47.85 for the half-mile and 1:12.70 for three-quarters of a mile before covering the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45.38 over a fast track. She bankrolled $60,000 for the victory to increase her career earnings to $121,800.

"This filly has a ton of a talent," said Klesaris. "I was apprehensive to run her back in 11 days, but I watched her real close and she showed me no reason not to come back."

(Chart, Equibase)