Kelley Friday, June 28th,
UNLOCKED STILL UNDEFEATED
Bart Seales good looking youngster Unlocked made it three
in a row to open his career capturing Friday night’s $12,000 Enzo The Baker
Stake at Maywood Park by 3 ¾ lengths in 1:58.2 over a track listed as fast
despite a late afternoon thunderstorm that swept through the area.
After getting away fifth in the field of
nine driver Dave Magee put the son of Duneside Perch-Miss Major Power into
motion as Sky Cam (Randy Crisler) led the field
through an opening quarter in 29.4.
Quickly overtaking the early leader as
the field moved by the stands for the first time Unlocked cleared to the front
as the field reached the half-mile mark in a leisurely 1:01.0.
In control of the proceedings as the
field moved down the backstretch Unlocked continued to show the way as longshot
Bloodbath McGrath (John DeLong) moved alongside in second while the youngsters
cruised by the three-quarter-mile mark in 1:29.4.
After watching that rival make an
unfortunate break in stride as the field raced
around the far turn, the issue was never really in doubt the rest of the
way as the Nick Prather trainee zipped home in 28.3 for his third straight
victory. Fox Valley Nico (Casey Leonard) who had all sorts of traffic problems
throughout the mile rallied to be second while Cotton Eyed Joe (Robert Smolin)
overcame a miscue leaving the gate to wind up a distant third.
With that perfect three for three record
Unlocked now has career earnings of $16,500. Bet as though defeat was out of
the question the bay colt returned just $2.20, $2.10 & $2.10.