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Lemony Bay surges to victory by 1 length in My Lady's Manor steeplechase

From Sun staff reports

The Maryland-based combination of owner Bruton Street-US and champion trainer Jack Fisher dominated the $30,000 My Lady's Manor on Saturday when Lemony Bay surged to a 1-length victory over his stablemate Drift Society.

Michael A. Smith's Le Chevalier took the third spot, 41/2 lengths behind Drift Society and 73/4 lengths clear of pacesetter Grand Manan. Foyle, never close to the action, finished fifth and last.

As expected, Grand Manan went to the front immediately in the 3-mile My Lady's Manor, the first leg of the Maryland timber triple crown. Ridden by Darren Nagle, the speedy timber stakes winner held a 5-length lead early, but he began to falter as Lemony Bay and Drift Society made their moves coming to the last fences.

Lemony Bay, ridden by Jeff Murphy, proved fastest to the line and prevailed in the drive over Drift Society, ridden by British jockey Hadden Forest.

Lemony Bay completed the 3-mile distance in 5 minutes, 51.80 seconds on firm turf.

Bruton Street-US is the racing operation of Michael D. Hankin, chief executive of Baltimore-based Brown Advisory and a Butler resident. His partners in Bruton Street-US are Charles Noell and Charles Fenwick Jr. Fisher, the National Steeplechase Association's champion trainer for the past five years, is based in Monkton near the race course.

Lemony Bay, an import from England, had finished second in a My Lady's Manor maiden timber race last year in his U.S. debut and then won a maiden race and two timber allowance races as Fisher brought him along methodically to build his confidence over timber fences.

The Maryland timber triple crown will continue Saturday with the Grand National in Butler and the $100,000 Maryland Hunt Cup on April 29 in Glyndon.

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Results

 

My Lady’s Manor

1st

Purse $30,000, timber stakes, 3 miles

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

Purse

Lemony Bay (GB)

Murphy

Fisher

$18,000

Drift Society (IRE)

Frost

Fisher

$5,400

Le Chevalier

Beecher

Gomena

$3,000

Grand Manan

Nagle

Meister

$1,500

Foyle

Dahl

Fenwick

$1,200

 

John Rush Streett Memorial

2nd

Purse $15,000, amateur maiden, timber, 3 miles

Doc Cebu

Frost

Fisher

$9,000

Handsome Hoyt

Clements

K. Neilson

$2,700

Durer

Beecher

Dowling

$1,500

Touchdowntony

Hendriks

Davies

$750

Ride Away

Baumgardner

K. Neilson

$600

Out Playing

Yeager

McKenna

$450

Any Key

Leventhal

Meister

$0

 

John Rush Street Memorial

3rd

Purse $15,000, amateur maiden, timber, 3 miles

Naturally Won

Frost

Dowling

$9,000

Spirit of Shankly (GB)

Beecher

Beecher

$2,700

Aquies

Clements

K. Neilson

$1,500

Kings Apollo (GB)

Petty

S. Neilson

$750

Our Town

Hendriks

Davies

$450

Tango Rhythm

Poretz

Meister

$450

Gas Can Eddie

Baumgardner

Meister

$0

 

John D. Schapiro Memorial

4th

Purse $15,000, amateur apprentice, timber, 3 miles

Class Indian

Batoff

Dowling

$9,000

On The Corner

Katz

Murphy

$2,700

Whatdidyousee

Yeager

Dowling

$1,500

Prime Prospector

McGuirk

Wyatt

$750

Golden Slammer

Kelly

McKenna

$600

Terko Service

Pinkard

Stewart

$450

Schoolhouse Woods

Hendriks

Davies

$0

          

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