West Side Story upsets in Don Mills opener

03:10 AM 13 Apr 2014 NZST
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West Side Story and Chris Christoforou win at Woodbine
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‪TORONTO, April 12 - West Side Story, driven by Chris Christoforou, provided the 6-1 upset in the lone $18,000 division in the opening round of the Don Mills Series, Saturday at Woodbine.‬

‪The talented son of Conway Hall got under the wire in 1:54, one length ahead of 1/9 favourite Hldontghttoyurdrms (Jonathan Drury).‬

‪Christoforou elected to use off-the-pace tactics with West Side Story as he landed fourth in the early stages as Hldontghttoyurdrms was the leader at the opening station in :27.2.‬

‪Hldontghttoyurdrms continued to lead his 10 rivals past the half in :57 and three-quarters in 1:25.3.‬

‪Around the final turn, Christoforou angled West Side Story off the pylons and was within striking distance of the tempo-setter at the top of the stretch.‬

‪West Side Story continued to gain on the publics choice and marched past Hldontghttoyurdrms in deep stretch en route to his tenth career score. Mego Moss (Jody Jamieson) finished third..‬

‪Trained by Per Henriksen for Asa Farm and Steve Organ, West Side Story increased his bankroll to $118,657. The son of Conway Hall has crafted a 3-3-0 record from seven starts this season.‬

‪He paid $15.30 to win.‬


by Greg Gangle, for WEG

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