Harold Queen’s Sheer Drama won as the crowd favorite in the $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes for fillies and mares, the second of four stakes races at Laurel Park.
Trevor McCarthy gave a confident performance aboard the 4-year old David Fawkes trainee.
“She was the best horse in the race,” said McCarthy. “The idea was to keep her out of trouble and let her go when it was time. At the start of the race it was a little tight down the backside. I let her sit where she was comfortable. I had her move up at the 3/8ths pole and when it was time to go in the stretch she was ready.”
The daughter of Prestige Stallion Burning Roma set a track record at Laurel at 1 1/16 miles last September during her 3-year-old campaign.
“She likes Maryland,” said assistant trainer Scott Acker. “We’re going to stay here and train for the next race. We got one stall. It looks like they have a race at Presque Isle for her. I’m glad we got the jockey. He’s a good one to have and he rode her very well.”
Sheer Drama improved to 3-of-11 lifetime with eight in the money finishes for earnings of $203,920.
Burning Roma, a durable millionaire and the best son of champion Rubiano, continues to sire winner after winner. His best offspring include additional stakes winners Little Drama, Burning Time and Queen Drama.