8 SAR The Fourstardave Hcp (GI) [BC]
$500.000 3yo&Up 1m InTurf Hcp Weights
The old feller’ mowed ’em down like weeds in his yard… and any turf course is his yard. Let’s Do It Big Boy proved that age is just a state of mind as the 8yo gelding stayed just behind the pace in The Fourstardave Hcp (GI), responded when asked and got home by a length to take the lion’s share of the big purse and the ticket to the BC, this fall. Dreams Of Men showed a lot of speed, took the lead into the turn and had it in the lane, but just couldn’t hold the old man off and settled for place. Spiral and Jakarta closed a late gap and ended up in a dead-head for the third spot. Nine lengths covered the field in this big race, showing that it was anyone’s race to win when the turned for home.
Lets Do It Big Boy is an 8yo bay gelded son of Cherokee Sunset – Black Sholes, by Jolly Be Great, and he was bred in Cal by Team 7 Illusions. Acquired by RNP Stables via private purchase for $125.000 back in Oct of 2018, this feisty rascal now has thirteen wins from sixty three starts and mind-blowing lifetime earnings of $2,877.770 – that’s a lot of sevens, coming from Team 7! Congrats to the Connections!
$2 Mutuel Prices:
|5 – Lets Do It Big Boy||11.00||8.60||2.30|
|2 – Dreams Of Men||8.00||3.10|
|6 – Spiral (dh)||2.40|
|9 – Jakarta (dh)||2.40|
Track: Firm Time: :231 :461 1:09 1:322
$1 Exacta: 5 – 2 Paid 17.10 $1 Trifecta: 5 – 2 – 6 Paid 84.20, 5 – 2 – 9 Paid 50.90
Let’s Do It Bigboy secured an inside position racing mid-pack through the first turn, moved up closer to the leader in the run down the back stretch, split horses 2p nearing the furlong marker, edged clear late, won driving. Dreams Of Men pressed the pace on the inside of the lead to mid-way on the back stretch, took over to lead to mid-stretch, ceded with a sixteenth to run, good effort to the wire. Spiral midpack 3p first turn, drifted to 5p into the lane pressing forward, good late effort while ending on even terms for the show. Jakarta reserved well off of the pace, wide trip throughout, fanned for the drive, good late kick, ending on even terms for the show. Grayte Trois saved ground while forwardly placed, tired late. Gator Town saved ground throughout, best foot too late. Silver Rocket broke alertly setting the pace 2p under challenge to mid-way on the back stretch, drifted out into the lane, tired. Carved In Stone pressed the pace to the furlong marker, tied. Jigokudani was never involved. Up Early wide trip, pressed pace to the far turn, folded. Tennessee Oscar was not a factor. Sin City Joker was outrun.