Kelley Thursday, July 10th,
LEX IMPRESSES IN MY METALLICA STAKE
Coming off an impressive late rushing victory in her second lifetime
start at Balmoral Park, Kay Willis’s good looking freshman pacing filly Lex
showed that a half-mile oval also suits her style as she blew right by her
rivals in the lane to record a sharp two-length victory in Thursday’s $10,000
My Metallica Stake at Maywood Park. The final time was 1:57.3.
Well positioned in third
as the heavily favored Lyrics Fall, who came into the race sporting a perfect
two for two record carved out splits of 29.2, 1:00 & 1:29.1 driver Kyle
Wilfong moved the daughter of Lexington Legend—I Bet U first over as the field
moved into the final turn.
Chewing up ground quickly
on the outside of her rivals, the Nelson Willis trained miss overtook the pace
setter as the field straightened for the money and then began to draw clear of
the field while under only mild urging from her confident pilot. Lyrics Fall
was forced to settle for the bridesmaid role on this night while BS Tyrichess
(Brian Carpenter) shook loose late to rally for the show dough.
Sent off as the second choice in the betting Lex returned $7.20, $3.00
& 3.60 while moving her bankroll up to $8,040 for her owner-breeder.
Live racing continues on Friday, July 11th at Maywood Park
with the 1st Annual Windy City Wiener Nationals providing some great
entertainment for both young and old between the first six races on the card.
There will also be food and drink specials offered along with some great
giveaways as part of the U.S.T.A.’s Back To The Track promotion. Post time for
the first race is 7:10 p.m. (central).