10/03/2015 9:00PM

Red Mile: Crazy Wow, Muscle Diamond score


The first of two divisions for the $220,000 Bluegrass 3-year-old colt trot went to Crazy Wow off a pocket trip in 1:55 4/5. He took control through a 28 2/5 first quarter, but soon yielded to challenger and 4-5 favorite The Bank. The Bank went on to set fractions of 57 3/5 and 1:27 before Crazy Wow readied to pounce out of the pocket. Once out and moving in the stretch, Crazy Wow slid up to The Bank and passed him after the eighth pole, advancing to victory over the favorite, Crescent Fashion, and Classic Venture.

Owned by Our Horse Cents Stables, Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables, and Deo Volente Farms, the Ron Burke trainee was driven by Tim Tetrick. For Crazy Wow, it was his 12th win of his career while earning $977,415. The son of Crazed out of the Mr Vic mare No Pan No Gain paid $4.00 to win.

“Timmy [Tetrick] did a good job,” Burke said. “He could’ve gotten a bad spot, but Trond [Smedshammer on Donatomite] was not leaving him [out and parked] and just held his position. He [Tetrick] got in behind Yannick and out-tripped him.”

“They [Our Horse Cents Stables, Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables, and Deo Volente Farms] bought him after his 2-year-old season and, actually, he’s been a surprise,” Burke also said. “I thought he was a good horse, but he’s been a little bit better than a good horse. They’re [the owners] are going to supplement him to the [Kentucky] Futurity next week, and then they’re going to supplement him to the Breeders Crown, so he’s going to get an opportunity to prove he is the best or one of the best.”

“That [Crazy Wow supplementing] pretty much cements her into the [Kentucky] Filly Futurity,” Burke said in regards to Mission Brief racing next week. “It seems stupid to race against your own money when you’re supplementing one in, so she’ll race against the fillies and then move on to the Breeders Crown.”

Muscle Diamond defeated the 1-5 favorite Uncle Lasse in the second division of the Bluegrass, charging from the back of the field to a 1:56 victory. The pace was set by Southwind Mozart, putting up fractions of 29 1/5, 58 2/5, and 1:27 3/5 before a challenge came from Uncle Lasse, who began his first-over move at the half. He edged by leader Southwind Mozart in the stretch, but was soon confronted by Muscle Diamond towards the center of the course. Uncle Lasse failed to trot with Muscle Diamond, finishing second to the 3-1 second choice. Honor And Serve was third.

Paying $8.80 to win, the colt by Muscle Hill out of the Lindy Lane mare Windylane Hanover collected the sixth win of his career, earning $502,459. He’s owned by Charles Keller III, Charles Keller IV, E. Bittle, and trainer Brett Bittle, and driven by John Campbell.

“It [the trip] worked out well. I was within striking range at the head of the stretch, and he kicked home the best he has in quite a long time,” Campbell said. 

-edited release (Red Mile/Ray Cotolo)