July 26, 2023
This afternoon Play To The Crowd padded his lead because the winningest horse on the grounds as he stands atop of the chief board with 12 wins on the yr, he’s ranked nationally and is tied with 11 different horses which might be tied with 12 wins for essentially the most wins to date within the yr within the nation. He has stringed collectively 6 consecutive wins, 7 wins in his final 8 begins. Final week the At all times A Virgin mare was claimed from Andrew Adamczyk by new coach Jim Doherty Jr. This afternoon was no totally different and Play To The Crowd displayed her ordinary entrance finish tactic and led the race from begin to end and scored a 2-length victory in 1:56.4 – 2.60.
Within the Open Tempo, Thinkbig Dreambig got here roaring away from the gate and was on the muscle as Jim Devaux wrangled him off the bit a tad after a brisk opening stanza of 27.2. He was nonetheless on prime in 57 with Air Guitar within the backyard spot, as Trevor One (M. Merton) have been the primary to return first over previous the half. The pack have been 4 large going within the paddock flip with Foo Fighter on the intense exterior, Thinkbig Dreambig was nonetheless exhibiting the way in which, however late within the lane Air Guitar used to rail to get previous the chief in 1:54 – $7.20. For Air Guitar it was his fourth win on the yr for coach Mark Ford.
Main driver Jim Taggart Jr. received 3 on the cardboard to push his seasonal tally to 124 wins.