Charles, Julie and Francene Nash's Fresh Heir burst onto the Chicago fall racing scene with a rush by capturing the featured $10,500 Conditioned Pace on Friday night (September 2) at Maywood Park.
With Tony Morgan at the lines the four-year-old altered son of Riyadh took advantage of a perfect two-hole trip behind the pacesetting Odds On Duane and scored his sixth victory of the year in 27 starts with a 1.52.2 clocking.
"Fresh Heir had been racing in the Opens at Indiana Downs, so I knew he could handle this field,” Morgan stated. “We got a good trip in here and he handled the track very well. He's pretty handy and had plenty left when I finally got out."
Morgan sat on the back of Odds On Duane as the Robin Schadt-trainee led the field through fractions of 27 seconds, 55.2s and 1.24.2.
Rounding the last turn Morgan waited until he could turn Fresh Heir loose and take advantage of the open stretch.
The gelding was sent to the inside where he exploded and overtook the leader, winning by ¾ of a length. Jilliby Spirit A (Dean Magee) nabbed third, while Star Role (Tom Harmer) was a close fourth.
The victory pushed Fresh Heir's seasonal earnings to $41,597 and his career earnings to $92,699.
Bret Schultz trains the brown gelding, who came to Maywood Park fresh off a 1.51.4 winning effort on August 27 at Indiana Downs.
Fresh Heir won his maiden race as a 2-Year-Old at Maywood Park and later that season took third in a division of the Abe Lincoln stake on the Chicago circuit’s half-miler.
Courtesy Of Maywood Park Publicity Department