Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ginger Punch Prevails

22988 were on hand to watch Ginger Punch take the Personal Ensign Grade 1 Stakes in a thrilling race at the Spa. With Ginger Punch winning the Go for Wand in come from behind fashion the 1st weekend and the Proud Spell/Music Note duel last week, the fillies and mares have put on quite a show this meet. I was going nuts watching today's stretch drive from my seat and shakily snapped this picture with my cell phone as Ginger Punch makes her move in mid-stretch against Lemon Drop Mom. From my seat at the eight pole looking towards the finish line it looked like Lemon Drop Mom won by a nose, but the photo revealed Ginger Punch got up in the final jump.

It was a thrilling Friday on this Travers weekend with Ginger Punch winning again as well as several photo finishes and a 44-1 winner in the 7th (Quick Comeback), part of a $23,323.00 winning Trifecta payout.

The Spa was jumping with near perfect weather today and with the full turf fields and long shot winners spread out throughout the day, it was a ton of fun. I can't wait to be back Saturday for The Travers.

It will be a Derby Like field for the Mid Summer Derby with 12 horses. The betting will be spread out with no clear cut betting choice. Who do you like? I will take a shot with Harlem Rocker, Mambo in Seattle and Macho Again. Enjoy the day, enjoy the card, enjoy the Spa.

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