A Winner's Over $25,000 Lifetime was the featured event on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.
The betting public slightly favored theentrant Ultimate Beachboy (7-5) who started from post 3. At the start, it was co-second favorites Word Power and Heston Blue Chip firing out for the lead, while the race favorite took back to settle in fifth.
Heston Blue Chip finally cleared the lead from post 8, but only after a taxing 25.4 opening quarter. The pace slowed, with a :29 second quarter, only to pick up again when Ultimate Beachboy emerged on the scene first over. Heston Blue Chip maintained the lead however, and turned into the stretch one length clear.
Pocket sitter Word Power and long shotMoe made advances up the inside, but it was Heston Blue Chip holding on, stopping the clock in 1:50.3. Moe settled for second, while Word Power finished third. Heston Blue Chip is owned by Ken Jacobs, trained by , and was one of five driving wins on the day for .
by Mike Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia