CAMPBELLVILLE, July 25 – I Got To Boogie, perfectly steered by
The daughter of , who returned a healthy $25.10 to win, got under the wire first in 1:52.2 for trainer .
Rachel Welch (Mike Saftic) blasted her way to the top in the early stages, but allowed Request For Parole (Randy Waples) to take over command at the quarter in :27.
Heading towards the half, Regil Elektra (Paul MacDonell) was still parked on the outside before making her way to the front. The lead wouldn’t last long as Rachel Welch was once again on the move and was once again the new leader past the mid-way point in :55.1.
Post time favourite Seaside Rory (Jody Jamieson) began the first-over attack from the backfield and flushed the cover of Request For Parole heading to three-quarters. McNair and I Got To Boogie were sitting fifth, using a ground saving trip, as Rachel Welch marched past three-quarters in 1:23.1.
Down the stretch, only six lengths separated the entire field and McNair was desperately able to stick-handle his way through traffic with I Got To Boogie as he got up in the final strides to win by a head. Somewhereinheaven (Jack Moiseyev) finished second at odds of 62-1, with Seaside Rory third.
“I thought she had just as much speed in there as the rest of them, but she’s had a few steering issues," McNair said following the win. "I figured at the top of the stretch that if I could get through then she’d get a good piece of it. She’s not real handy sometimes, but she’s better off a helmet and Tony (O’Sullivan) had her right.”
Owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, I Got To Boogie celebrated her biggest payday as her bankroll now sits at $69,050. The pacing miss now has a 2-0-2 record from four starts this season.