Balmoral Park (11/8/12)
Contact: Tom Kelley
POWERFUL POE TOYS WITH RIVALS IN BETZOTIC STAKE
With victories in five of his last six starts Mystical Marker Farms and Jack & Peggy Hood’s Powerful Poe figured to be a huge favorite in Wednesday’s $12,000 Betzotic Stake at Balmoral Park. The good looking youngster lived up to that billing, never giving his legion of backers an anxious moment as he stormed to the front and made every call a winning one while cruising to an easy 1 ½ length victory in 1:58.0 for driver Todd Warren.
|Todd Warren and Powerful Poe teamed up for an easy win in Wednesday's $12,700 Betzotic Stake for ICF 2yo trotting colts.|
Pointed for the top from post position three by his pilot, the gelded son of Powerful Emotion-Fox Valley Poetry was comfortably in front as he cruised by the quarter in a leisurely 30.0.
Facing no opposition whatsoever from his five rivals, the Dirk Simpson trainee then rolled through middle splits of 59.4 & 1:29.2.
With plenty of horse left, Warren let Powerful Poe trot a bit and the long striding youngster responded nicely, rolling home in 28.3 to post his seventh win in 15 starts. Fox Valley Camo (Jamaica Patton) followed the winner’s every move to be the runner-up while Powerful Valor (Jared Finn) was a distant third.
With the victory Powerful Poe now sports a record of 7-1-3 in 15 trips postward with earnings of over $155,000. Sent off as the 1-9 favorite, Powerful Poe returned $2.10 and $2.10. Show wagering was not allowed.
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About Balmoral Park: Located in Crete, IL just 12 miles south of 80/94; Balmoral Park has been one of the nation's premier horse racing facilities since 1926. Balmoral Park features live racing every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking is always free.