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Contact:  Tom Kelley         Friday, November 15, 2013 tkelleyatbal@aol.com

WORD POWER SPEAKS VOLUMES WITH WINDY CITY SCORE

 

By Kimberly Rinker for Maywood Park

 

Word Power did all the talking in the Windy City Pace, coming up the inside lane to capture Maywood Parks premiere event in 1:51.4 on Friday night.

 

Scott Zeron steered the 3-year-old son of Western Ideal-Lush Limbaugh for trainer Larry Remmen and owner Bradley J. Grant of Milton, Ontario.

 

Word Power had gotten the lead from the onset of the $176,000 one mile test, but was overtaken by Apprentic Hanover (Jody Jamieson) at the :27.2 first quarter.  The favorite Lucan Hanover and driver David Miller then came first over and took the lead in the middle of the second turn and led the field through the :54.3 half and the 1:23.1 three-quarters.  He appeared to be a sure winner until the last sixteenth of a mile, when Word Power came surging through on the rail to prevail by a length.

 

The race didnt unfold the way I expected, said winning driver Scott Zeron. I got lucky that I was able to get up the passing lane.  Hes amazing to leave that fast and then come home that fast.  Hes super versatile.  Its really tough in thats hes gotten used hard off the gate several times and still has that fortitude to come home that strong.

 

Unraced at two, Word Power pushed his career earnings to $375,804 in securing his seventh lifetime victory in 17 trips postward.   Lucan Hanover picked up second-place money, while Apprentice Hanover held on for show honors.