08/02/2009 11:00PM

Krazy Koffee grabs B.C. Cup Classic


Trainer Cindy Krasner and jockey Dave Wilson had the same thoughts about their contender Krazy Koffee when heavily favored Spaghetti Mouse was a late scratch during the post parade in the $110,920 B.C. Cup Classic at Hastings on Monday.

"I wanted to go back to the paddock and talk to Cindy about changing our strategy," said Wilson.

"I wanted to talk to Davie and make sure he didn't get too far behind," said Krasner

No instructions were necessary as Krazy Koffee broke sharply and then outlasted Till the Storm to win by a half-length.

"The track was favoring speed all day, and once he broke as well as he did I knew I had the other horse measured," said Wilson.

Krazy Koffee paid $3.20 in the 1 1/8-mile feature. Final time for the race was 1:50.30.

There were six other stakes on the day, all worth roughly $50,000. Even-money favorite Woombroom Express won the 6 1/2-furlong Sprint with Frank Fuentes aboard. He is trained by Quint McCabe.

Owner-trainer Juan Olmos saddled the first two finishers in the 6 1/2-furlong Nursery Stakes. Huitzilopochtli easily beat his stablemate Mucho Verde by 8 3/4 lengths. Huitzilopochtli was ridden by Fernando Perez.

Tierra Del Fuego scored a convincing 5 3/4-length win over longshot Lornamahra in the 1 1/16-mile Dogwood for 3-year-old fillies. Trained by Barbara Heads and ridden by Pedro Alvarado, Tierra Del Feugo paid $3.10 as the heavy favorite.

Coming off of a long layoff, odds-on favorite Against the Sky showed her class by outlasting a stubborn Rosada in the 1 1/8-mile Distaff. Against the Sky, trained by Craig MacPherson and ridden by Frank Fuentes, paid $3.30.

Another favorite, Vying Ty Grr, easily won the Debutante by 5 3/4 lengths over Emerald City. Sent right to the front by Richard Hamel, Vying Ty Grr led every step of the way in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint for 2-year-old fillies. Trained by Barbara Heads, Vying Ty Grr paid $4.40.

With Pedro Alvarado aboard, Tommy Danzigger ($8.30) scored a mild upset over Almost Time in the 1 1/16-mile Stellar's Jay for 3-year-olds. He is trained by Rob Gilker.

Tommy Danzigger was the only non-favorite to win any of the seven stakes on the day.