Red Star Hottie takes Chester distaff feature
from Harrah's Chester publicity department
Having dominated the top distaff ranks at the Meadows for much of 2010, the Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi's Red Star Hottie ($7.40) prevailed in Friday (November 26) afternoon's $32,000 FIllies and Mares Open Pace at Harrah's Chester.
The five-year-old As Promised mare was under no pressure through a :56.2 half mile before pushing clear from the pocket-sitting B Intensified (George Napolitano) by 3-1/2 lengths on the backstretch through a :26.4 third quarter. With signs of fatigue beginning to show nearing head-stretch, Yannick Gingras implored Red Star Hottie for everything she had, and it turned out to be more than enough, as she held off B Intensified and odds-on favourite Cuz She Can (Tim Tetrick) for a three-quarters length victory, stopping the timer in 1:52.0.
Ron Burke handles the training duties of Red Star Hottie.
Road to Riches Late Closers attract numerous entries
A pair of late closing events kick off on Monday (November 29) afternoon at Harrah's Chester, with 36 entries for the I-95 series split into five divisions, while five splits of the Blue Route series attracted 40 entries. The I-95, for older pacers, is led by the likes of Riggins, Southwestern Dream, Lucky Bettor, and Special Report, while the Blue Route for four-year-olds and younger on the pace has attracted entries such as Diablo Seelster, No Monkeys Allowed, and St Elmo Hero.
The finals of the I-95 and Blue Route series will be held on the last Monday of the meet, December 20.