3 AQU The Notebook
$100.000 2yo Foaled in NY 6f Dirt 120lbs +penalties
Talk about a close finish… a bit more than a length from first to worst, but when the dust settled in Sunday’s The Notebook, a six furlong NY-bred dash for the youngsters, The Greek got the job done in 1:09.71, winning by a neck. Hysterically Funny, dismissed as the 16/1 outside gave the winner all he wanted and settled for the second spot, taking a four-horse photo that showed Proxy in third and Sir Lord Devastator in fourth, Lake Dipper getting left out of the paychecks by a couple of noses.
The Greek is a 2yo bay gelded son of Commanding The Storm – Greek Princess, by Blow Me Away, and he was bred by his owner, Arindel, here in NY. This was his second win from three starts, his first stakes score, and he now has earnings of $98.120. Congrats to the connections!
$2 Mutuel Prices:
|7 – The Greek||6.20||4.20||2.70|
|6 – Hysterically Funny||20.30||14.30|
|3 – Proxy||3.10|
Track: Fast Time: :221 :451 :571 1:093
$1 Exacta: 7 – 6 Paid 88.50 $1 Trifecta: 7 – 6 – 3 Paid 496.60
The Greek just behind pace racing 4p, lost ground into the far turn, fanned 5p for the drive, just up in the final strides. Hysterically Funny rated back, trailed into the lane while fanning widest for the drive, second best. Proxy raced just in behind the pace 2p, moved to 3p for the drive, lost head bob. Sir Lord Devastator rated back, moved up entering the turn then lost ground through the turn, 2p lane, lost head bob for better finish. Lake Dipper inside trip mid-pack, continued inside move through the lane, evenly. Storm Cat mid-pack to nearing the far turn 3p, lost some ground then regained momentum moving to 4p for the drive, leveled out. Vequist sent from the gate, clear lead to just inside the furlong marker, nothing left late.