Booze Cruzin looks to put the stamp of approval on Illinois Three-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year honors with a victory in Friday night’s $15,000 Cole Muffler stake, the last added money event of the 2007 Maywood Park season.
The talented son of Art’s Conquest likely has already wrapped up that mark of distinction for a state-bred sophomore with his October 12 triumph in the $220,000 Windy City Pace nevertheless his eleventh win of the season in race eight Friday would put an exclamation point on his ICF status
aking on Booze Cruzin (p.p. 5, Sam Widger), the heavy 3-5 morning line favourite in the, are: Kinnick (4-1), Papichulo (12-1), Fox Valley Gambler (5-1), One (8-1) and Something To Say (10-1).
rained by Joe Seekman for Holland, Michigan owners Broekhuis Stables, Booze Cruzin comes into thewith $343,177 in season earnings, more than $300,000 more than in his freshman campaign when he went 1-for-14 and banked $39,110.
The home-bred won Balmoral’s $50,400 Cardinal Championship on May 26 in only his second start as a three-year-old.
fter going unplaced in the Maywood Park Pace and a Hanover at Balmoral in June, Booze Cruzin went 3-for-4 at Hawthorne, annexing that track’s $61,500 Master Shawn Final. He was second best in a Springfield Review and then took a Horsemen stake at the Indianapolis State Fair and the Dudley Hanover at the DuQuoin State Fair.
disqualification in his Langley consolation kept Booze Cruzin out of that stake final on Super Night.
He was shipped to The Red Mile, finishing second in a division of the Simpson and runner-up in the $93.000 Bluegrass stake prior to his Windy City Pace triumph.
The gelding won ISOBA stakes at both Maywood and Balmoral sandwiched in between a pair of second place finishes in the American National and Associates stakes earlier this month.
Mike Paradise, Maywood Park