Super Saturday around the country!

outtatune4-14jeffcoadyTwo stakes winners for JUMP START, one each for DANCE WITH RAVENS and LION HEARTED on April 14

JUMP START’s son OUTTA TUNE, a former claimer who has had a longtime home in leading owner Maggi Moss’s stable, turned in a stellar effort to win Oaklawn Park’s Gr. 3 $250,000 Count Fleet H. on Saturday, April 14.

In his first open stakes attempt in 44 career starts, 7-year-old OUTTA TUNE pushed odds-on favorite Izzy Rules through the opening half mile before driving home in 1:09.35 for six furlongs. Undefeated in four starts this year, the dark bay got his 17th lifetime win to push his career earnings total to $386,663, more than $200,000 amassed this year.

About a hour earlier, JUMP START’s veteran stakes campaigner GOLDDIGGER’S BOY got the spoils in the $75,000 Lyman H. at Parx Racing. The 5-year-old owned by William J. Hartwell, making his seventh stakes appearance in his last eight starts, was a formidable presence in the seven-furlong test which he also won in 2011.

On the pace the entire trip, through an opening quarter in :22.75, a half in :44.97 and six furlongs in 1:09.11, GOLDDIGGER’S BOY was caught at the wire by Lucky Lewis, who was ultimately disqualified to last. The final time was a stellar 1:21.86, the fastest for the distance at Parx this year. A graded stakes performing sprinter who won five consecutive races in eight starts in 2011, GOLDDIGGER’S BOY has earned $474,233 in his 15-start career.

DANCE WITH RAVEN’s 4-year-old daughter DARN THAT RAVEN got her third win in a row by taking her stakes debut, Parx Racing’s $75,000 Foxy J. G. S., one race prior to the Lyman H. The talented and consistent filly won going away by nearly four lengths and completed the seven furlongs in 1:22.74.

A winner of four of her six career starts, and never worse than third, the filly bred by the late Kay Holman and campaigned by her husband, Joseph Holman, was off for more than a year when she made her return on April 2. DARN THAT RAVEN now has two wins from as many starts for the year, and upped her earnings to $157,570.

LION HEARTED’s 7-year-old daughter SILVER HEART dominated Charles Town’s $50,000 Original Gold S. on Saturday evening, rolling home by two lengths. It was her third win from four starts this year, and her 14th win from 32 career efforts. Nancy Terhune’s beautiful gray mare has total earnings of $485,752, making her LION HEARTED’s richest daughter, and six times she has won or placed in stakes competition.