08/05/2013 7:46PM

Hastings: Brass and Gold springs upset in B.C. Cup Classic


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Brass and Gold saved ground the whole way and made a strong move when the rail opened up at the top of the stretch on his way to a $41.50 upset in Monday’s $75,000 B.C. Cup Classic at Hastings.

Brass and Gold broke sharply under Scott Williams who kept the 4-year-old gelding within striking range of Similkameen Joey and The Gov who were carving out fast fractions in the 1 1/8-mile feature for British Columbia-breds.

Brass and Gold took over the lead from The Gov in midstretch and drew off to win by 2 1/4 lengths. The Gov held on to finish second, with the favorite, Wilo Kat, making a late move to get up for third.

“I had a lot of horse the whole way and when I stepped on the gas, he went,” Williams said.

Trainer Barbara Heads complimented Williams on his timely ride.

“It was a great ride,” she said. “He did everything I told him not to.”

The final time was 1:49.40.

The Gov also was a longshot and helped spice up the exotics. The $2 exacta paid $719.10; trifecta $2,301.30, and superfecta $8,270.