Ideal In Vegas delivered on her pari-mutuel promise with a 1:52 victory in Friday's featured $30,000 Mares Winners Over Pace at Harrah's Philadelphia.
Tim Tetrick worked out the winning trip aboard the popular daughter of Western Ideal, who is trained by Anthony Mannino and owned by New Jersey's Shore Thing Stables LLC. Ideal In Vegas paid $4.20 to win.
Outsider Blissfull Romance (Yannick Gingras) fired off the gate to establish the early lead over post one starter Ideal In Vegas with the parked out Monochromatic (Corey Callahan) moving up to take over command after the :26.4 first quarter. As the field rolled in front of the grandstand for the first time, Ideal In Vegas was flushed first up and quickly brushed by Monochromatic at the :55.1 half-mile mark. Ideal In Vegas proceeded to three-quarters in 1:23.1 and drew off by two and a half lengths down the stretch for the victory. Ooh Bad Shark (Andy Miller) came on for second while Monochromatic edged out Lorrie Please (Eric Carlson) and Economy Terror (Ron Pierce) for third-place honours.
The victory propelled Ideal In Vegas' career bankroll over the $200,000 mark. The four-year-old mare now boasts 18 wins -- with half of those this year -- in 53 starts.