11/22/2014 8:32PM

Dom the Bomb blows away Sun Power field

Four Footed Fotos
The heavy favorite Dom the Bomb blew away the field by 11 3/4 lengths Saturday in the Sun Power Stakes at Hawthorne.

Dom the Bomb was bet down to 2-5 odds Saturday at Hawthorne in the $60,175 Sun Power Stakes, and the price was utterly realistic. Blasting away from his rivals at the top of the stretch after pressing the early pace, Dom the Bomb ran solo through the final furlong, winning the Sun Power, a race restricted to Illinois-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings, by 11 3/4 lengths.

And on a fairly slow-playing dirt track, Dom the Bomb ran pretty fast, getting his six furlongs in 1:11.06. He paid $2.80 to win and was followed home – distantly – by Armando’s Star, with Chadwick another 4 1/4 lengths back in third.

Larry Rivelli trains Dom the Bomb and co-bred and co-owns the Bring the Heat colt with Richard Ravin. Dom the  Bomb was making the third start of his career, having easily won his debut over the Arlington Polytrack before finishing a promising third facing open company in a first-level Keeneland allowance race last month.

Timeaday much the best in Showtime Deb

Timeaday, another heavy favorite, took control of the $72,575 Showtime Deb Stakes at the top of the stretch and dashed to a 3 3/4-length victory in a race restricted to Illinois-bred 2-year-old fillies.

It was a fairly momentous victory for the veteran Fairmount Park-based trainer John E. Cox, who scored the first stakes victory of his career.

Timeaday, bred by Allen Meadows and owned by Ernest Meadows, is a daughter of the little-known stallion Birdbirdistheword, but she can run. She won her career debut at Fairmount by more than nine lengths, was third facing males in an open allowance race at Hawthorne, and came into the Showtime Deb off a convincing open allowance win over fillies here Nov. 6.

Breaking from post 2, Timeaday quickly was guided to the outside by leading rider Manny Esquivel, and though she appeared to be pulling harder than ideal, she rated just off the leaders in third down the backstretch and around the turn. Straightening for home, Esquivel let Timeaday go, and the result was decisive. She stopped the timer in 1:12.77 for six furlongs and paid $4.20 to win. Tizgorgeous finished second, one length in front of Rock My Dreams. Razamajazil, the well-bet 3-2 second choice, checked in fourth.