07/02/2010 11:00PM

That's a Heckofacat re-rallies to take Gold Cup


That's a Heckofacat, under a cool ride by Scott Spieth, scored a 2 1/4-length victory in Saturday s $75,000 Cleveland Gold Cup for 3-year-old Ohio-breds at Thistledown.

That s a Heckofacat ($4.80) overcame traffic problems going into the first turn, then angled three-wide to make the lead by a head after a half-mile in 47.34 seconds. After he gave up ground and dropped back to third, That s a Heckofacat made a three-wide move into the stretch to regain command inside the eighth pole and drew clear.

Nehru, hung four-wide for a half. dropped over on the rail on the second turn and rallied determinedly to get up for second, a half-length in front of Busha , the 5-2 second choice in a field of 10.

That's a Heckofacat is owned by his breeder, Barbara G. Johnson, and is trained by William Cowans. He ran the nine furlongs in 1:55.62 over a fast track.