Balmoral Park (6/12/13)
Contact: Tom Kelley
KING MUFASA CONTINUES TO ROLL IN SOUTHERN ROCKETOP STAKE
State-bred trotters were in action before the rains and high winds pelted Balmoral Park on Wednesday night as a field of five diagonally gaited three-year-olds squared off in the $12,000 Southern Rocketop Stake, which was contested as a non-wagering event prior to the scheduled start of the regular card which wound up getting wiped out by severe storms.
|Mike Oosting and King Mufasa made quick work of four other ICF trotters in Wednesday's $12,000 Southern Rocketop Stake.|
Continuing his early season dominance of this division, William Wright and Mystical Marker Farms' King Mufasa made it look easy as he strolled to a 4 ĺ length victory in 1:55.2.
Confidently handled by driver Mike Oosting, the gelded son of Powerful Emotion-Foxy N Diamonds used a powerful backside brush to overtake entrymate Powerful Poe (Todd Warren) after an opening quarter in a pedestrian 30.0.
Cruising along through middle splits of 59.3 and 1:28.3, the Mike Brink trainee was still fit and fresh in the lane as he sealed the deal with a wicked 26.4 final quarter to post his fourth win in five starts this season. Powerful Poe was forced to settle for the runner-up role for the third time this season while Fox Valley Camo (Jamaica Patton) was third.
The win pushed King Mufasaís seasonal earnings up to $45,360.
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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.