Her name is Trish’s Wish, but the 2-year-old daughter of
Naught Naught by Smoke Glacken could just as easily be called Family Affair.
her after my wife, Patricia,” said trainer Henry Carroll, who also bred the
filly in Virginia
and owns her. “I trained the mom and the dad and bred two stakes winners,
Rockin or Ready and Smokey Fellow, by him.”
a longtime New Jersey-based horseman who caught lightening in a bottle with the
blazingly fast Smoke Glacken. The multiple graded stakes winner won 10 of 14
starts, including the Tyro Stakes and Grade 2 Sapling Stakes in 1996, on the
way to winning the 1997 Eclipse Award as champion Sprinter.
Glacken’s daughter will attempt to win her first stakes race when she goes
postward in Sunday’s Colleen Stakes for juvenile fillies at 5 furlongs on the
bought the mare, I thought she had some turf pedigree,” Carroll said of Naught
Naught, who ran four times at Monmouth. “I ran her on the dirt and she could
not stand up on it. I put her on the turf in her fourth start and she fractured
her sesamoid (bone) so I had to retire her. She is a half-sister to Celtic Melody,
who was a grade one winner and a multiple graded stakes winner in New York.”
will be Trish’s Wish second start, following her maiden win by five lengths on
the main track here on June 16. Some of the others in the field of 11 have both
stakes and turf experience.
“This is a
pretty competitive race, but you never know with two-year-olds. Strange things
have happened,” said Carroll, the son of noted New England
horseman Bill Carroll. “I don’t like to ship them when they’re that young. I’d
rather just put the bridle on and lead them over (to the paddock). Staying at
home is an advantage. It’s been a long time between races and she needs to run.
This filly has a really good mind and we’re going to give it our best shot.”
There is no
question that Smoke Glacken is close to Carroll’s heart and Trish’s Wish is as
have a barn full of them. I’ve just got this one,” he said. “I plan to take
really good care of her.”