10/15/2010 3:09PM

Brickyard primed in bid for five in a row


Brickyard looks for his third straight win at Hoosier Park and his fifth in a row overall Sunday as part of a full field of 12 Indiana-bred colts and geldings, including a four-horse entry, in the $84,000 To Much Coffee.

Trained by Tom Amoss, the 4-year-old Brickyard won back-to-back allowance races restricted to Indiana-breds in June at Indiana Downs. Brickyard then won a fourth-level allowance at Hoosier by 12 3/4 lengths on Aug. 12. In his most recent outing on Sept. 17, he won an open allowance by 3 3/4 lengths. Both local races were at the same 1 1/16-mile distance as the To Much Coffee.

The 9-year-old Heza Wild Guy, winner of the 2009 running of the To Much Coffee, has won 6 of 11 at Hoosier and comes into Sunday’s race after winning two of his last three, all on the turf. He won the A.J. Foyt at Indiana Downs on July 14, then shipped to Canterbury Park to win the John Bullitt on Aug.  8. In his last out on Sept. 6, Heza Wild Guy ran second, beaten only a half-length, in the $125,000 Debartolo Memorial at Remington Park. Tommy Pompell will ride.

The To Much Coffee is named after the 1990 foal trained by John T. Oran who earned more than $190,000 before there were any tracks in Indiana.