06/15/2007 11:00PM

Lincoln: Heso finally gets his chance


It took three weeks of delays, but Heso finally got to strut his stuff at Lincoln on Friday night as he took command through the far turn and drew off for a 7 3/4-length win in the $20,600 State Fair Breeders' Special for Nebraska-bred 3-year-olds.

Heso, trained by Kelly Von Hemel and based at Prairie Meadows, has been a regular visitor to Lincoln this year but has faced an uphill battle in getting to race. He was the expected favorite for the six-furlong Journal Star Stakes on May 26 but unsafe track conditions forced a cancellation of that card. He returned here June 9 for the Breeders' Special but a lighting system failure forced the cancellation of the final two races that night.