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Victory Is an Emotional One for Visscher

October 10, 2002|BOB MIESZERSKI

Brisco Lamb's maiden victory in Friday's second race was significant for Patricia Visscher.

Visscher earned her first victory as a trainer when Brisco Lamb, who had been second in four of her first seven starts, finally got the job done.

Hans Visscher, her husband, died in March.

"We were married for 25 years and we worked together with the horses for a long time," she said. "Life without him has been difficult and the adjustments have been hard.

"My husband taught me a lot of things about working with horses and I'm using that to help me now that I'm training. It's great to win. It's a very emotional feeling."

Visscher also credits trainer Chris O'Dell and owner Mimi Wells with helping her transition.

The picks: 1. Hubris. 2. Tenacious Storm. 3. Cash No Check. 4. Synner Or Saint. 5. The Triple Crown. 6. Buzzin On By. 7. Lock To Load. 8. Finest Ryon.

Four! Use Hubris and Alpine Socialite in the first, single Tenacious Storm in the second, Cash No Check, Mornings Snow and Ilegal Babe in the third and Brite Future, Fleet Year, Eldorado Glow and Synner Or Saint in the fourth.

Shots in the dark: New Alliance drops to the level of his last win in the fifth. Adans Baby Victory debuts in a soft spot in the sixth for trainer Blane Schvaneveldt.

Post time: 7:15 p.m.

On the Net: For entries and results from Los Alamitos, visit: www.latimes.comhorseracing

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