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COOLWIND BREEZES TO EASY WIN IN SWEETEST CHANT STAKES
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 23, 2006) -- Jim Tafel LLC’s Coolwind stalked front runner High Heritage, took the lead in the stretch and drew off to an easy 2 ¾-length tally in the $45,250 Sweetest Chant Stakes Sunday at Arlington Park. Eusebio Razo Jr. rode the Greg Geier-trained daughter of Forest Wildcat who covered the mile over a fast track in 1:36.40.
“I thought I would have been laying maybe third or fourth (early),” Razo said. “It ended up that the three horse (Rolling Sea) took back and James (Graham on High Heritage) ended up on the lead, so I just followed him. I didn’t have to do too much, she just took me there. I just tapped her on the shoulder and she went on with it. It was more like a workout for her.”
The Sweetest Chant was the second straight win for Coolwind and her third in nine starts overall. She earned $27,990 to swell her bankroll to $120,528. Second choice in the wagering at odds of 13-10, she paid $4.60, $2.60 and $2.10.
Rolling Sea rallied to finish second and returned $2.60 and $2.10. High Heritage faded to third and paid $2.60.
Arlington Park -- the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- will run a 95-day meet in 2006 from Friday, May 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 12. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates eight off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside South Beloit, Trackside Waukegan and Lucky's featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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