Maywood Park (8/26/10)
Contact: Tom Kelley
$30,000 EGYPTIAN STAKE LURES NINE
Some of Illinois' finest older pacers will be in action at Maywood Park on Friday, August 27 as Redbud Stable and Michael McNeely’s Thisbigdogwilfight leads a field of nine postward in the featured ninth race, the $30,000 Egyptian Stake.
|Thisbigdogwilfight will look to continue his dominance among Illinois conceived and foaled pacers when he takes on eight rivals in Friday night's $30,000 Egyptian Stake at Maywood Park.|
Fresh off his 10th victory in 14 starts this year, Thisbigdogwilfight has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite from post position two. The seven-year-old son of The Big Dog stopped the clock in a seasonal best of 1:49.3 in his latest triumph, winning for the 45th time in 114 career starts. The Jim Eaton trainee has now amassed over $845,000 in career earnings.
Engel Stables' Mucho Sleazy returns to town after his Meadowlands campaign and this rugged five-year-old is always a force in these state-bred events. The Paul Stafford-trained five-year-old was fifth in a $30,000 Preferred at the Big M last week, pacing his mile in 1:49.1. The leading money earner in the field with a career bankroll of just over $876,000, this son of Sportsmaster has 19 lifetime victories to his credit.
Rounding out the field from the rail out for Friday’s $30,000 Egyptian Stake are Well To Do Guru, Sports Fanatic, Smiling Bob, Fort Silky, Omaha Survivor, Indescribable, and Rich N Flashy.
Fans can also watch and wager on the racing action from the Illinois State Fair in DuQuoin on Friday night. Complete past performances for the 7:00 pm card can be found on pages 33-43 of Friday’s Maywood Park program.