10/17/2014 10:56PM

Maywood: Big Boy Dreams wins Windy City Pace

Big Boy Dreams won for the second time in three starts since joining the Ron Burke barn.

Big Boy Dreams might not be the best horse in the Ron Burke barn, but he brought a big effort on Friday night at Maywood Park in the $180,000 Windy City Pace.  The 3-year-old colt went wire to wire for the 1:51 score with Tim Tetrick in the bike.

The early pace was hot in the Windy City as Big Boy Dreams wrestled the lead away from Somewhere In L A before a sizzling 25 4/5 opening quarter. With a more reasonable rated second panel in 28 2/5, Big Boy Dreams was well in control and cruising to three quarters in 1:22 2/5.

Big Boy Dreams had a two-length lead at the head of the lane and Let’s Drink On It could not make a dent in the margin. Three Of Clubs was third while 3-5 favorite Somewhere In L A finished far back.

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“I broke my teeth at this place and it is good to be back here once in a while,” said the Illinois native Tetrick, who got some rare drives for trainer Ron Burke. “They have a powerhouse stable, that’s for sure.”

Big Boy Dreams ($7.80) won for the second time in three starts since joining the Burke barn. The Dominick Rosato-owned colt has four wins on the year in 10 starts, good for $168,495 in earnings.

Earlier on the card, top 3-year-old trotting colt E L Titan easily won the $92,300 Galt stake in 1:56 for trainer/driver Riina Rekila. The son of Muscle Hill is owned by Erkki Laakkonen.

Two split divisions of the $37,600 Cinderella for 3-year-old pacing fillies went to Sayitall BB and Lady Shadow. The former paced the mile in 1:52 2/5 with Tetrick in the bike while Doug McNair steered the latter in 1:53 2/5. Ron Burke trains Sayitall BB. Greg McNair conditions Lady Shadow.

Earndawg started off the stakes action by winning the $57,100 Abe Lincoln 2-year-old colt and gelding pace in 1:55 1/5. He was driven by Todd Warren for trainer Richard Welch.