Fourteen qualifying races were contested on Tuesday morning at Harrah’s Chester Racetrack, and that’s a sure sign that the big money events
are just around the corner.
Buck I St Pat rallied to win by 8-3/4 lengths in her second qualifier of the season for the tandem of driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Ron Burke. After qualifying last week in 1:57, the eight-year-old daughter of Jailhouse Jesse-Name It Something used a :27.4 final frame to register a 1:56.1 tally in her follow-up attempt.
Grams Legacy followed up last week’s 1:53.4 qualifying win with a 1:54.2 triumph for driver Marcus Johansson. The three-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover-Kikikatie, who hails from the stable of trainer Jimmy Takter, is listed at 30-1 in the Trot 2011 North America Cup Spring Book.
Wink N Atcha, who is 28-1, and Feel Like A Fool, who is 6-1, also turned in winning efforts.
Wink N Atcha sat a pocket throughout the majority of his mile before popping off the pylons and using a :27.2 final frame to win by a neck for driver Brian Sears. The George Teague, Jr. trained son of Dragon Again-Kiss My Lips, who made a break with Sears in tow last week, was making his fourth appearance of the season.
Feel Like A Fool, who was second in his first qualifier of the season one week ago, cleared at the quarter pole and drew off to win by 1-1/2 lengths in today’s trip for the duo of Sears and Teague. The gelded son of Art Major-Fool That I Am kicked home in a :28-second clip to win in 1:54.
Autumn Escapade, who enjoyed a $283,190 campaign in 2010, was a three-length winner in her first charted mile of the 2011 season. Trained by Misty Miller and driven by David Miller, the six-year-old daughter of Victory Same-Winning Colors K halted the teletimer in 1:56.4.
Laughandbehappy, the winner of this year’s Overbid and Cape & Cutter Series, sped to a 1:52.3 win after finishing second and pacing in 1:54.4 one week earlier. David Miller was behind the five-year-old daughter of Badlands Hanover-Zinful for trainer Ross Croghan.