Day At The Track

Heston Blue Chip wins again at Harrah's

04:03 PM 07 Jul 2014 NZST
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Heston Blue Chip, harness racing
Heston Blue Chip - Pictured with caretaker Kim Foley
USTA/Ken Weingartner photo

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 the Ron Burke entrant 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 shot Rock On Moe made advances up the inside, but it was Heston Blue Chip holding on, stopping the clock in 1:50.3. Rock On Moe settled for second, while Word Power finished third. Heston Blue Chip is owned by Ken Jacobs, trained by Linda Toscano, and was one of five driving wins on the day for Tim Tetrick.

by Mike Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia

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