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SWISS LAKE YODELER FINISHES STRONGLY TO TAKE $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS WITH LEPAROUX UP FOR HOLLENDORFER
DAUGHTER OF SWISS YODELER DEFEATS NINE CALIFORNIA BRED OR SIRED FILLIES AT ONE MILE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2013)—Lightly raced Swiss Lake Yodeler rated kindly in her first try around two turns and finished resolutely to take Friday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies by 2 ¼ lengths, getting one mile in 1:37.58 under Julien Leparoux.
Conditioned by Jerry Hollendorfer, the 2-year-old daughter of Swiss Yodeler was a first-out maiden $32,000 claiming winner on Sept. 6 at Barretts Fairplex and came off a sharp second in a six furlong starter allowance on Oct. 6 at Santa Anita.
Although she broke from the far outside in the 10-horse Juvenile Fillies, Swiss Lake Yodeler was able to get a good position into the Club House turn and sat a close third throughout until the field approached the quarter pole.
“My horse ran great,” said Leparoux. “She put me in the right position right away because it’s a speed-favoring track today. We knew she would put me on the lead or close to the pace and we were happy about that because of the way the track is playing. My horse just kept on going at the end.”
Owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, Swiss Lake Yodeler picked up $110,000 for her efforts, increasing her bankroll to $125,600.
Off at 8-1, she paid $18.00, $8.00 and $6.00.
“We just wanted to get out of the gate and on our way so that we wouldn’t get too far out of it, and it worked out,” said Hollendorfer.
Moving Desert, who broke from post nine with Gary Stevens, was hustled early and was head and head early with Harlington’s Rose and Edwin Maldonado through fractions of 22.78, 46.41, 1:11.14 and 1:24.11, took the lead going to the quarter and was collared a sixteenth of a mile out.
Off as the 7-2 favorite, Moving Desert finished 3 ¼ lengths in front of longshot Rovenna and paid $5.20 and $3.40.
Rovenna, with Victor Espinoza up, was off at 20-1 and finished third, a nose in front of Harlington’s Rose. Rovenna paid $11.20 to show.