Somebeachsomewhere makes most of sophomore debut

Doug Harkness
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He's still perfect. Somebeachsomewhere made his sophomore debut a winning one Saturday night at Mohawk Raceway by taking his $100,000 division of the Burlington Stakes in 1:51.3.
The three-year-old son of Mach Three-Wheres, the Beach cruised to a one and one-half length victory over Santanna Blue Chip, a colt trained by Wallace, native Carl Jamieson and driven by Jody Jamieson.
And he did it after throwing a shoe early in the race.
"We were wearing a bar-shoe on his right from hoof, but it came off and landed in Paul's lap (driver Paul Macdonell) in the first turn." said Brent MacGrath, who co-owns and trains the world champion for the Schooner Stable of Truro.
MacGrath said they will go to another type of shoe for this week's elimination heat of the Pepsi North America Cup.
"We tried the bar-shoe to provide a little protection for the foot he bruised a couple of weeks ago," said Mac Grath, who said the horse came out of Saturday's race in great shape.
Undefeated in six races as a two-year-old, Somebeachsomewhere drew the rail for Saturday's test. He got away to sit fourth in the early going before MacDonell sent him after Santanna Blue Chip, who had taken the lead from the outside Post 10. Jamieson allowed Somebeachsomewhere to clear before the 55.3 half and was content to sit the pocket until the lane, when Santanna Blue Chip was moved out to challenge.
The Jamieson-owned colt made a race of it, but was never a serious threat as Somebeachsomewhere was in cruise control. It was also the first start of the season for Santanna Blue Chip.
MacGrath said he was excited about the way Somebeachsome raced.
"We were a little concerned about how he would race after missing two weeks with the bruised foot." said MacGrath, but he did it so easily.
MacDonell agreed. "He was up to this race pretty easy. They will get tougher from here on. I was really happy with the way he finished the mile."
Somebeachsomewhere earned another $50,000 for his owners, increasing his lifetime take to $872,592.
No bad for a $40,000 yearling purchase.
Finishing fifth in this division was Shadow Play, a colt trained by Charlottetown veterinarian Dr. Ian Moore.
Shadow Play finished seven and one-quarter lengths back of the winner, charted in 1:53.
"He was bearing out a bit in the stretch," said Dr. Moore, who plans to start the colt in the North America Cup eliminations this coming Saturday.

Organizations: Burlington Stakes

Geographic location: North America, Charlottetown

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