After struggling with the turns and the footing on the half-mile oval in the Maywood Pace last week Megan Rogers Racing Stables Unlocked looked like his old self again on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as he completely dismantled eight other ICF three-year-old colt pacers while taking the $10,000 Betzotic Stake by 12½ lengths in a career best of 1:50 over a track listed as "good".
Eased away in fourth while a hard leaving Cotton Eyed Joe () led the field through an opening quarter in 28.1 driver did not wait long before sending Unlocked to the top as the field straightened up for their journey down the backstretch.
Moving like a freight train the son of--Miss Major Power effortlessly rattled off an eye catching 53.1 middle half while putting up splits of 55.2 & 1:22.0.
With a six-length advantage turning for home Unlocked proceeded to widen his lead while finishing off his romp with a 27.4 final quarter despite being under a snug hold from Magee. Sleazeburgernfries () shook loose late to head up the beaten brigade while Cotton Eyed Joe was third.
Despite the disappointing effort last week thetrainee was pounded at the betting windows again returning just $2.40, $2.20 & $2.10 running his career record to 7-6-0 in 18 starts with earnings of $118,672.
by Tom Kelley, for Balmoral Park