FG Handicap – Grade III
1 1/8 Mile Turf Stake Purse $150.00 Open 4 Year Olds And Up.
1st Maggies Bones, trained by End Run farm
The Bradley Handicap form got turned on its head here as this one that finished third that day took full advantage of an on pace track bias. The outside draw helped him push to the front and though he tracked pretty wide for the entire race he just had enough to hang on by a nose. This was by far his biggest success and he took some big scalps here and though he may not be a world beater everything played right for him today and he got a thoroughly deserved win.
2nd Compress, trained by Cherrytree Hill Farm
This grand horse ran wide and on pace all the way shooting the breeze with top weight and still running on so well he nearly stole it. This was a good enough effort to say he is back on his game and i am pretty sure he will be a contender in all the big turf races this year.
3rd Cherokee Charlie, trained by Team 7 Illusions
On a day when on pace looked to be dominating very few were coming from behind which makes this run all the better. Flying at them through gaps that took so long to open he very nearly did enough and only went down by a head. This was a big effort and he is clearly a better horse this year than last.
4th Dan D Man, trained by Nakamura Stables
Ran on well into fourth and lost nothing in defeat.
4th Magi, trained by Nakamura Stables
Dead heated with his stable mate after stalking and then struggling at the end of the race.