|Heston Blue Chip strong in Sophomore Pace Elim|
Toscano Chooses Post Two And Four For Her Charges as Field Set for $US55500 Breeders Crown Colt Pace
By Frank & Ray Cotolo
October 20, 2012
Heston Blue Chip returned after a month’s layoff, added Lasix and defeated the supplemented Michaels Power to win the second of a pair of three-year-old colt pace Breeders Crown elimination in 1:50.3 at Woodbine on Saturday.
Heston Blue Chip took the lead, with A Rocknroll Dance in second and Michaels Power in third. Heston Blue Chip took them by the quarter in :27.1. Michaels Power came first over from third and rolled quickly to the top at the half in :55 (:27.4).
Into the far turn, Michaels Power held command, with Heston Blue Chip in second and Dapper Dude pacing into third, first over. Michaels Power was holding on at three-quarters in 1:23.1 (:28.1).
Down the stretch, Michaels Power still had the lead but Heston Blue Chip was fidgeting behind, looking for room.
Meanwhile, Sweet Lou and Mel Mara came off cover and charged after the leader.
Heston Blue Chip found a seam and closed in on Michaels Power to get up in time and win in 1:50.3 (:27.2).
Mel Mara was second, Sweet Lou was third, Michaels Power was fourth and Dapper Dude finished fifth.
Heston Blue Chip ($8.30) is by American Ideal, out of the mare Shot Togo Bluechip by Cam’s Card Shark. He is owned by Kenneth Jacobs, trained by Linda Toscano and Tim Tetrick was in the bike.
“He had a lot of racing this year and I knew that [the layoff] wouldn’t be a problem. We took him to The Red Mile and added Lasix to him and qualified at Lexington,” trainer Linda Toscano said.
P/P Horse Trainer Driver M/L
1 Michaels Power-Casie Coleman-Scott Zeron
2 Bettors Edge-Linda Toscano-David Miller
3 Escape The News-Ronald Burke-Yannick Gingras
4 Heston Blue Chip-Linda Toscano-Tim Tetrick
5 Panther Hanover-James Dean-Sylvain Filion
6 Dapper Dude-Robert Mcintosh-John Campbell
7 Sweet Lou-Ron Burke-Dave Palone
8 Thinking Out Loud-Robert Mcintosh-John Campbell
9 Hillbilly Hanover-Ronald Burke-Tim Tetrick
10 Mel Mara-Tony Alagna-Ron Pierce
AE 1 Warrawee Needy-Carl Jamieson-Jody Jamieson
AE 2 Speed Again-Jeffrey Gillis-Jody Jamieson