Cammack Stakes: Third Chance Easily Scores

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS-- While it was Chris Block who spoke of Addison Cammack in a recent edition of Arlington Park Barn Notes, one of Cammack's comrades was trainer Jim DiVito. DiVito spoke of him and their time together at Hawthorne in a post-race interview. As to the race at hand, the $65,000 Addison Cammack Stakes, DiVito was a little more succinct on race winner THIRD CHANCE.

"She's a gem."

And the gem shone on a chilly, autumnal afternoon. THIRD CHANCE was the 7-5 morning line favorite, opened up at 1-9 odds at first flash, and closed at 1-2 odds. She broke quickly to a two length lead from the bell and was in front for every inch of the six furlong state-bred stakes sprint. Split times were :22.18 for the first quarter, :45.15 for the first half, :57.28 for 5/8 mile, and a final six-furlong time of 1:10.23. Final winning margin was 6 3/4 lengths.

The two Chris Block trainees, SIR APPLESOLUTELY and HOODWINKED, were second and third respectively. They were behind THIRD CHANCE all the way, as SIR APPLESOLUTELY stalked from mid-pack and HOODWINKED closed from far off the pace for the minor awards. SMILING GAMBLER (fourth) and VAN DEMON (fifth) completed the field of five Illinois-bred sprinters.

THIRD CHANCE, a four-year-old Illinois-bred filly by Kafwain, was bred by local WLS-TV anchor Ron Magers. She returned $3 to win as the heavy 1-2 favorite.  Leading rider Francisco Torres rode (who had four wins in the day's first six races, including this win) for trainer Jim Divito.

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=d23a4e6902&view=att&th=139efe747c7e8b93&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P8BHHrCEfw1An6f-xfcOIzj&sadet=1348349730548&sads=Ijod09RfBIZHGA1JopFGm108gnk

THIRD CHANCE scores with ease in the Addison Cammack Stakes. Photo courtesy Four Footed Fotos.

For THIRD CHANCE's next start, co-owner/breeder Ron Magers indicated that she'll return during Hawthorne's Fall meet in the Powerless Handicap for state-bred sprinters. The Powerless is slated to be her final start, Then, she'll go off to retirement as a broodmare, with plans to be bred to City Zip.

The $2 2-3 exacta of THIRD CHANCE and SIR APPLESOLUTELY paid $7.80. The fifty cent 2-3-1 trifecta of THIRD CHANCE, SIR APPLESOLUTELY, and HOODWINKED returned $2.35. Dime superfectas with SMILING GAMBLER in the fourth position paid out a meager seventy-nine cents, easily one of the lowest payouts in memory.

Special thanks to Sr. Communications Mgr. Dave Zenner for considerations.

Leave a comment