5 GP The GP Sprint Championship (GIII)
$150.000 4yo&Up 6f Dirt 124 pounds +penalties
Make it two in a row, as Chip Away, owned by South Shore Stables, closed determinedly to get under the wire first and take Saturday’s GP Sprint Championship (GIII) by a neck in a final time of 1:094 for the six furlongs. The main track was listed as fast. The chestnut gelding was winless last season but has shown that patients is a great thing to have as he is in the best form of his life. Sweet Sweet Sweet bounced back from a bad outing last out, and the defending BC Sprint champ set all of the fractions and led til deep stretch, taking the second spot. Higher Drift closed from well back to be third and Winchester took the minor money.
Chip Away is a 5yo gelded son of Hollywood Sin – Norwegian Passion, by Norwegian Illusions, and he was bred by his owner, South Shore Stable, in KY. This was his sixth win from twenty five starts, his first graded stakes win and he continues a perfect ’22 season. Congrats to the connections!
$2 Mutuel Prices:
|12 – Chip Away||23.40||10.10||5.10|
|1 – Sweet Sweet Sweet||4.20||3.20|
|8 – Higher Drift||3.90|
Track: Good Time: :223 :453 :572 1:094
$1 Exacta: 12 – 1 Paid 46.90 $1 Trifecta: 12 – 1 – 8 Paid 204.70
Scratched: Russian Dictator
Chip Away wide trip, 5- for the drive, up late, won driving. Sweet Sweet Sweet set the pace under pressure, continued to lead til deep stretch, caught late, game effort. Higher Drift off a step slow, continued near the rear to the top of the lane, fanned widest for the drive, best foot too late. Winchester mid=pack 3p, lacked room, evenly late. Geronimo pressed the pace to the furlong marker, tired. Shake For Me pressed the pace 3p, moved to 5p for the drive, nothing left. Daddy’s Operation evenly. Hidden Scroll trailed, passed foes late. Party Admiral just behind the pace to the lane, tired. Sinissippi Cherokee was no factor. Tallmadge Star was never involved.