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A neck and nose put Lynch in Meadowlands spotlight

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By John Manley

Trainer Cathal Lynch swept both divisions of the $80,000 New Jersey Futurity by narrow margins at the Meadowlands on Friday night. Our Cozzette took the fillies’ race, while Parfy’s Legacy reported home first among the colts and geldings.

Gunsmith Stable’s Our Cozzette broke her maiden in her career debut earlier in the meet and was sent off the 3-1 second choice in her race. She stalked the leaders along the rail, swung out for the drive under jockey Roberto Alvarado Jr. and got up after a prolonged duel. A neck separated her and Ambers Smile, the runner-up. Our Cozzette, a daughter of Cozzene, was timed in 1:10.37 for six furlongs. She paid $8 to win.

Parfy’s Legacy had a trip similar to his stablemate. He assumed a stalking position early, then moved up while three wide and wrested the lead from Numbers Man in deep stretch. Numbers Man came back, though, and Parfy’s Legacy, also ridden by Alvarado, was all out to hold him off by a nose. The winner, a son of Sea Hero, stopped the clock in 1:09.92. He paid $9 to win. Edith Lombardi and Helga Nemeth own Parfy’s Legacy.

Lynch, who was raised in Culmore, Co. Derry, said that both horses are under consideration for stakes races at Aqueduct later this month. He mentioned Our Cozzette as possible for the Demoiselle, while Parfy’s Legacy will be considered for either the Huntington or Remsen.

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