"I don't know enough about her to really tell you where I'm going with her," said Vance. "She was a very handy winner tonight. She was fourth in the Acorn (gr. I), and that's a pretty good bunch of fillies. This is the first time she's been around two turns. There was some speed, so she relaxed well early, which I liked. Those kinds of horses win big races, because they don't have to be pressed out there on the front end. If we can keep from it, I don't like any of my distance horses being on the lead."Vance also trains 2000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Caressing, who he is said is being pointed toward the Delaware Oaks on June 21.
Day said Unbridled Elaine did everything right."She was climbing a little bit, I thought, because of the dirt in her face up the backside, so I eased her out just past the half-mile pole and got her in the clear," he said. "When I did, she picked her horses up nicely around the turn and kind of galloped on to the lead. I kept 'smooching' at her in the stretch to keep her attention. If there had been a need for it, I think there was more there. She certainly was moving nicely at the finish."In other Prairie Meadow news, 13-1 longshot Elodare found his niche in the fourth running of the state-bred $75,000 Cyclones Stakes. Trained by Don Von Hemel, the horse and jockey Glenn Corbett won the 1 1/16-mile test in 1:45. The six-year-old gelded son of Elocutionist-Dare a Loon (by Quack) is owned by Holm Thoroughbred Co."I've ridden him quite a few times and he seems to run good for me," said Corbett. "He's a different kind of horse; you've just got to keep him happy and let him do his own thing. He lay a lot closer than I thought he would. Then he kicked in and made a real strong late run for me."Elodare returned $28.60, 10.40, and $4.40. Second place finisher Elvis Rocks paid $5.20 and $3.80, and My Baby who finished third paid $3.