Does It Every Time
By Dan Silver | 01/24/2010 03:27 PM ET
With an impressive surge in the final hundred yards, Does It Every Time broke her maiden in Aqueduct Racetrack’s second race on Sunday and is the first filly to be featured in the recently introduced “New York Watch” series.
After finishing second by a head at 8-1 odds in her debut on December 27 at Aqueduct, Does It Every Time, trained by Richard Dutrow, Jr., was sent off at 6/5 for her second start, a six-furlong sprint. The 3-year-old Malibu Moon filly broke very well and settled into third place, a few lengths behind Tranquil Song.
As the horses entered the stretch, Tranquil Song spurted away to a three-length lead with Does It Every Time in pursuit and the remaining five competitors fading quickly. But Does It Every Time found another gear, gradually closed the gap, and got up to win by a neck over her game rival. It was more than six lengths back to third place.
Ramon Dominguez, New York’s leading jockey, had the mount on the filly for the first time, and was very impressed.
“I felt I had a lot of horse the entire race,” Dominguez said. “Tranquil Song never really stopped, but I had enough horse where when I asked her, she switched leads and was able to win. She has a lot of talent and did everything really professionally.”
Dominguez added that while the filly was close to the early pace in today’s race, he believes that she will eventually become a runner that comes from further back in the pack.
Does It Every Time, bred and owned by Jay Em Ess Stable, is by Malibu Moon out of the Gone West mare Andtheliviniseasy. Similarly to Does It Every Time, Malibu Moon broke his maiden in his second start, a maiden race at Hollywood Park in 1999. Unfortunately, he was subsequently retired after a knee injury cut short his promising career. However, he has gone on to become a very successful stallion, with seven graded winners in 2009 including Devil May Care, winner of the Grade 1 Frizette, and Funny Moon, winner of the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks.
Does It Every Time’s dam, Andtheliviniseasy, ran five times spanning 2004 and 2005 without a victory. However, her dam, Hedonist, won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks in 1998. Does It Every Time is Andtheliviniseasy’s first foal to race. Andtheliviniseasy also has a 2-year-old colt by Officer and was bred to Heatseeker in 2010.
Dutrow’s assistant trainer, Juan Rodriguez, was confident that Does It Every Time would break her maiden in her second race.
“In her first start, she broke poorly and still almost won,” Rodriguez said. “She breezed very well up to the race today. She has a lot of heart and will try every time.”
Many of the industry’s brightest stars embarked upon their careers at the NYRA tracks, including a number of recent Triple Crown race winners. Big Brown, Jazil, Birdstone, Funny Cide, and Empire Maker are all among the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes victors that kick-started their careers at Aqueduct, Belmont Park, or Saratoga.
The list also includes a brilliant triumvirate of fillies that broke their maidens at Aqueduct. Flashing, Little Belle, and Music Note all registered their first victories at the Big A before going on to win major Grade 1 races within the last two years.
Stay tuned for the arrival of the official New York Watch website in the coming weeks, where fans will be able to see all of the horses that have been spotlighted and watch their breakout races.