BIT OF A LEGEND TO START FROM OUTSIDE GATE
Ex-Kentuckiana Lodge pacers make up four of the eight spots for the $US44,000 Open Pace at Yonkers Raceway, New York, on Sunday (NZ time).
Former two-time Australasian Breeders Crown champ Bit Of A Legend, will start from the outside eight gate, with Bettor’s Fire drawn one, Christen Me two, and Shineonucrazydiamond, drawn four.
All four have already been winners in 2019 in a handful (or less) starts.
Bit Of A Legend, now 10 to Northern Hemisphere time, led from the two gate in last week’s $44,000 open pace at Yonkers, holding in-form ex-Kiwi, Don Domingo, by a head in 1:53.2.
This was his 47th career win from 141 starts, with his lifetime earnings the equivalent of over $NZ2.5 million.
The Bettor’s Delight-Soky’s Legend entire has been a top performer on the half-mile track at Yonkers for the Peter Tritton stable
Meanwhile, former Kentuckiana Lodge maiden, Slick Joe, won at his third New South Wales start in a smart 1:55.4 rate over 1730m at Bathurst on Wednesday, February 27.
Racing in Australia as Heza Slick Joe (3g Roll With Joe-Sabellian) worked to a one-one sit early, then worked to the lead a lap out for driver Amanda Turnbull.
Slick Joe, who kept the pace solid over his last 800m in 57.7s and his final 400m in 28.8s, held by two metres in the C0-1 3YO pace.
Trained by Steve Turnbull, Slick Joe was notching his first win at his 11th career start, having earlier placed twice at Addington in nine NZ starts for the Cran Dalgety stable.