07/27/2016 2:24PM

Laurel: Turf course records set by Heiko, Coastal Sea

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Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club
Coastal Sea was timed in 1:01.00 for 5 1/2 furlongs over the Bowling Green course at Laurel Park last Sunday.

Two course records were set over the firm Laurel Park turf last weekend.

Heiko went 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.47 over the Bowling Green layout in race 3 on Sunday, breaking the mark of 1:40.96 set by Relentless Ride on April 17. Heiko’s record came in a $7,500 starter race.

In Race 8, a first-level allowance, Coastal Sea was timed in 1:01.00 for 5 1/2 furlongs over the Bowling Green course, breaking the previous mark of 1:01.04 set by Whatsnottolike on Sept. 26, 2012.

There are six different layouts over the 142-foot-wide Laurel turf course, and records are kept for each.

◗ Jockey Feargal Lynch went 6 for 17 at Laurel last week to take the lead in the standings at the summer meet. Lynch went 4 for 7 on Saturday and won a race on both Friday and Sunday. Lynch is now 15 for 81 at the meet and leads Victor Carrasco by two wins in the standings.

◗ Trainer Tim Keefe has been on a tear and is 9 for 25 at the meet. He leads Hamilton Smith by four wins in the standings. Keefe won two races at Laurel last Saturday and another Sunday.

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