Colonial Downs

Monday, August 30, 2021

Purse $30,000    Maiden Hurdle    2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Choo Choo 154Graham WattersIrvin S. NaylorNeil R. Morris$18,000
2Step to the Bar 154Bernard DaltonDel Rio Chasers LLCKate Dalton$5,400
3Seville Barber *149Richard CondonTaking The Lead Stable and Ryon Racing StablesKeri Brion$3,000
4Bogey's Image 148Sean McDermottDaniel Colhune, Achsah, O'Donovan and Harvey GoolsbySean McDermott$2,100
5Swim *143Parker HendriksKMSN StableKeri Brion$1,000
6Cause for Pardon 154Thomas GarnerBallybristol Farm LLCLeslie F. Young$1,000
7War Film *149Skylar McKennaNancy Jane ReedKatherine S. Neilson$1,000

Choo Choo was never worse than third, took the lead at the head of the stretch and won handily. Step to the Bar and Seville Barber rallied from off the pace to finish second and third.

Winning Margin: 2 1/4   Winning Time: 3:33.80   Turf: firm

Choo Choo, ch. g. 2015, by English Channel out of Cho Cho San, by Deputy Minister. Bred by Calumet Farm (Ky)

Purse $30,000    Maiden Hurdle    2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Compass Zone 154Sean McDermottSouth Branch Equine LLCSean McDermott$18,000
2The Flasche 148Thomas GarnerBallybristol Farm LLCLeslie F. Young$5,400
3Lizzy ( Fr) *133Richard CondonButtonwood FarmKeri Brion$3,000
4Westerland (GB) 154Gerard GalliganIrvin S. NaylorKatherine S. Neilson$2,100
5Ready Prospector 154Bernard DaltonDel Rio Chasers LLCKate Dalton$1,000
6Eloquence 148Harrison BeswickTimbercreek RacingZach Miller$100
7Cruz Diez 154Eddie KeatingT&C StablesSam Cockburn$1,000

Compass Zone and The Flasche raced as a team. Compass Zone pulled away in the stretch and The Flasche held off Lizzy, who rallied from the middle of the field and finished well but was third best. This was Sean McDermott's first sanctioned win as a trainer.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 3:33.20   Turf: firm

Compass Zone, dk.b./br. g. 2014, by Hard Spun out of Turn Away, by Empire Maker. Bred by Juddmonte Farms Inc. (Ky)