Queen’s Florida-bred 2-year-old colt Burning Time got his first stakes win on
Saturday at Calder Casino & Race Course in the $88,100 Foolish Pleasure
by David Fawkes and ridden by Luis Saez, Burning Time sped past the pacesetting
Personal Interest in the final furlong of the mile and 70 yards Foolish
Pleasure, winning by 2 ½ lengths and getting the distance in 1:45.20.
Bartolome finished 3 ¼ lengths behind Personal Interest.
the mutuel windows, Burning Time paid $14.20, $5.40, and $7.00. Personal
Interest returned $7.20 and $7.00, and Bartolome paid $4.20 to show.
Fawkes (by phone from Charles Town)
– “When he had that bad race in the Stallion Stake (second in the Dr. Fager),
he broke awful and never had a chance. I can’t blame it on the sloppy track
that day. Although he wasn’t technically a maiden going into today’s race – he
got put up in his first race after finishing second – it was like Little Drama,
who broke his maiden in a stakes, and they’re both by Burning Roma. He’ll go on
to the ($300,000-est.) In Reality (Oct. 15) from here.”
Saez – “This horse broke his maiden
today; he’s still learning how to run. He gets a little green in the
stretch, but I learned from riding him last time to keep him busy and focused
in the stretch and that made the difference. He is definitely improving,
so I think he can be very tough next time in the Florida Stallion Stakes (In