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Drill Dancer Romps at Camarero, Pays $2.10


    Drill Dancer's success in Puerto Rico continued over the weekend when the 3-year-old filly breezed to an easy score at Camarero Racetrack in just her third career start. After the daughter of Drill broke her maiden by 12 1/2 lengths on Dec. 6, she came back on Jan. 1 and finished a strong second in the Gr. III Clasico Verset's Jet Stakes. Her third start came in an allowance race at a flat mile in the mud, and only four others showed up to contest her. Drill Dancer went off at an incredible five cents to a dollar, paying $2.10, and in order to prevent a minus pool, management called off place wagering.

    The filly bred by Joe and Kris Carroll was off fourth, but jockey Juan Diaz sent her up on the outside to take the lead at the half and she toyed with the field the rest of the way, winning by 5 1/2 lengths. Drill Dancer is 2-1-0 in three starts, and the $6,380 winner's check raised her earnings to $21,168 in the land of miniscule purses.