08/01/2015 4:23PM

Meadows: Dude's The Man scores in Adios Final

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Chris Gooden
Dude's The Man and Corey Callahan won the Adios in 1:48 4/5.

Dude’s The Man lived up to top billing taking the $400,000 Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows on Saturday afternoon impressively in 1:48 4/5. Driven by Corey Callahan, the Jessica Okusko-trained son of American Ideal scored as the 3-2 betting choice.

Action was hot and heavy at the outset as My Hero Ron and Yannick Gingras left sharply from post seven but was swooped by National Seelster from post nine with Tim Tetrick. Before the :26 3/5 opening quarter My Hero Ron had moved to regain the top.

Corey Callahan put Dude’s The Man in motion heading towards the half and the colt put immediate heat on My Hero Ron. The pair reached the half in :54 2/5 but down the backstretch, despite ducking shadows Dude’s The Man shifted into high gear and secured the front through the 1:21 2/5 three quarters.

Dude’s The Man had towed Lost For Words into contention but that 5-2 shot couldn’t get near the winner in the stretch getting outkicked in the final yards by Yankee Bounty for the place spot.

“It worked out perfectly,” said Corey Callahan of his trip to the winner’s circle. “He was still jumping shadows but something from above took over on the final turn.” The driver was referring to clouds that covered shadows on the final turn where his horse powered clear from the rest of the field.

“We’ll see how he comes out of this,” said an emotional Jessica Okusko after the race. “He’s got the Cane and the Battle of the Brandywine.”

It was just the third win of the year for Dude’s The Man but nearly doubled his 2015 bankroll to $420,176. M And L of Delaware LLC and Victoria Dickinson own Dude’s The Man.

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