06/10/2017 9:50PM

Scioto Downs: Crazy Wow trots track record in Charlie Hill Memorial

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After winning just once last year, Crazy Wow has come back strong at age five, already posting two stakes wins

Crazy Wow got control early and never relinquished it, winning Saturday evening's $200,000 Charlie Hill Memorial at Scioto Downs in a track record clocking of 1:52 flat.

Driven by Chris Page, Crazy Wow left strongly from post eight while the returning Obrigado (Mark MacDonald) also pushed through from the rail.  There was a bit of a tussle between the two, but Crazy Wow would eventually clear and go on to reach the opening quarter in 26 2/5.  Hemi Seelster (Brent Holland) then floated up first-over, with Major Athens (Jody Jamieson) grabbing the cover.

Page was able to get Crazy Wow a good breather in the second quarter, getting to the half in 55 1/5, and then he stepped on the gas again in the third quarter, hitting the three-quarter mile mark in 1:23.  Hemi Seelster began to retreat at that point, with Obrigado re-emerging a clear second and Centurion ATM (Aaron Merriman) beginning a three-wide move to get into contention.

In the stretch Obrigado came to the outside from the pocket to try and mount a rally, but it was to no avail as Crazy Wow found more, and he would go on to defeat Obrigado by about two lengths.  Musical Rhythm got up for third and Centurion ATM wound up fourth after his brush in the third quarter.

"It was easy; I hate to say that, but he just literally dragged me around the racetrack," said Page.  "Hats off to (trainer) Ron Burke and the crew, the horse was awesome.  You're always a little skeptical when you draw outside, but good horses overcome bad posts, and he's obviously a good horse."

A 5-year-old Crazed stallion, Crazy Wow is owned by Our Horse Cents Stables, Stable 45, J And T Silva Stables LLC., and Deo Volente Farms LLC.  This was Crazy Wow's 17th career victory, and he has now earned $1,772,564.  The 3-1 second choice, Crazy Wow paid $8.20 to win.

The undercard featured three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt pacers, and they were won by:

--McThriller (McArdle, 1:51 2/5), Page drove for trainer Brian Brown
--Barnabas (McArdle, 1:51 2/5), Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drove for trainer Brian Brown
--Drunk On Your Love (Foreclosure N, 1:51 2/5), Dan Noble drove for trainer Jim Pollock Jr.