Imagining, left nothing to the imagination as he wrestled the lead away in the stretch then held off some hard late chargers to win today’s $250,000, GIII Red Smith Hcp., for 3yo’s and up, at 1 3/8 mile over a firm Aqueduct turf course to win by a diminishing 1/2 length!
Long shot Hangover Kid, was back that diminishing 1/2 length with a big late push and just a nose in front of Tannery, who claimed the 3rd spot also with a big late kick from way back. Slip and Drive, who was part of the early vanguard here today filled out the super back 1 3/4 length more!
Race favorite Hyper, finished a well-beaten 8th as he was never in this one at any time!
Payouts and Winning Time,
|Age Restriction: Three Year Old and Upward|
|Distance: One And Three Eighth Miles On The Turf|
|Track Condition: Firm|
|Winning Time: 2:18.43|
|8.||Hangover Kid||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||16.20||9.70|
|6.||Tannery (IRE)||Alex O. Solis||4.30|
|Also ran were: 4. – Slip and Drive , 5. – Sky Blazer , 1. – Artic North , 9. – Howe Great , 11. – Hyper , 10. – Mission Approved , 3. – Exclusive Strike , 7. – Sandyinthesun , 12. – Nutello|
|Scratched horses: Quick Casablanca (CHI) (Trainer) , Percussion (Main-Track-Only)|