Lucky Bettor just prevails in Chester feature
from Harrah's Chester publicity department
The Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, and the JJK Stables' Lucky
Bettor ($5.60) narrowly prevailed in the featured $28,000 Winners Over
Pace on Sunday (November 7) afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and
Racetrack, digging in gamely for a 1:51.1 victory.
The six-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding was unopposed while setting
a leisurely pace, reaching the half in :56.3 while keeping the pace
under similar control for another eighth of a mile. Approaching the
far turn, Smellthecolornine (Tim Tetrick) angled first-over to press
the pace, gaining steadily on the far turn and giving chase through a
frantic sprint home inside the eighth pole. Not only did Lucky Bettor
have to defend his lead against Smellthecolornine, but Riggins (David
Miller)--who tracked from the pocket throughout--unleashed a vicious
late kick up the open stretch. Lucky Bettor, all-out in the final
strides, did prevail after a lengthy photo examination and a :27 last
quarter, with Riggins a game second in the open stretch.
Smellthecolornine was a tough third, and Clear Vision (Andy Miller)
was a solid fourth.
Yannick Gingras drove Lucky Bettor for trainer Ron Burke.
Warning Zone ($12.40) was equally impressive, taking a $19,000
conditioned event in 1:49.4, stalking a grueling early pace before
making a strong move on the backstretch and holding off a late charge
from Bad Rusty. Eric Goodell drove for trainer Rick Bilach.
Deadline for Late Closer Nominations looms
Nominations for the Road to Riches Late Closing Series are due in one
week's time, November 15. The nomination blank can be found herehttp://www.harrahschester.com/images/non_image_assets/2010_L.C._Entry_Form.pdf
For more information, contact the race office at 484.490.2222.
Harrah's Chester schedule changes
Horsepeople and punters alike should be advised that Harrah's Chester
has dropped Sunday racing for the month of December, removing the
December 5 and 12 programs. Likewise, Harrah's Chester will conduct
live cards on December 20 (Monday), 21 (Tuesday), and 22 (Wednesday).
Post time for all shall remain 12:45 p.m.