Day At The Track

44-1 Taketothesky N pulls off shocker at Harrah's

08:08 AM 16 Jun 2018 NZST
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CHESTER PA - In an unusually-competitive race even by the high standards of Harrah's Philadelphia (how many races have you seen approaching the 3/8 when there is ONE horse one-wide and SEVEN horses two-wide?), the one working out the best trip was the Gotta Go Cullect mare Taketothesky N, who tipped wide to make the lead in midstretch and hold off Skippin By by ¾ of a length, paying $90.00 to win in the $18,000 distaff pacing feature Friday afternoon at the Philly oval.

Eric Carlson had the winner of $101,548 in second-over position behind dueling favorites Jewel Lehigh A and Princess Fabulosa in the 27.1 third quarter, then launched her successful stretch charge to reduce her mark to 1:50.4. The Kiwi import is now perfect in two starts since owner/trainer Gilbert Garcia-Herrera brought her to Harrah's.

For fans who follow horses with platinum-quality pedigrees, E L Platinum got her breakthrough victory in her third lifetime start, tucking then going first-over, but still having enough to post a 1:57.3 tally.

A sophomore daughter of Muscle Hill ('nuff said) and Courtney Hall, a full sister to $1.8M Cameron Hall, and thus a full sister to $700G+ winner EL Titan and a Yankee Glide half-sister to $600G+ winner Appomattox, E L Platinum was driven by Brett Miller for trainer Bob Stewart and Emp Invest Oy, part of the empire of breeder Erkki Laakkonen.

From the PHHA/Chester Philadelphia

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