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He’s Watching breaks 2YOCP record at Buffalo

July 11, 2013

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He’s Watching, a two-year-old colt by American Ideal, out of the Real Desire mare Baberhood, won his $37,862 division of the New York Sire Stakes in 1:55.4 here at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (July 10). That winning time now goes in the record book replacing Heston Blue Chip’s time of 1:56.2 set in 2011.

It was the second lifetime start, and win, for He’s Watching, who was a $3,000 Harrisburg purchase last year, and is owned by David Manery, Brad Gray, and Michael Guerriero, all from Ontario, Canada. David Manery does the training.

He’s Watching ($2.70) driven by reinsman Jim Morrill, Jr., broke stride from post seven, and settled in last, as eventual second place finisher El Bloombito (Jeff Gregory) hit the quarter in :29.2.

With one of the most amazing brushes ever seen at this race track, Morrill swung He’s Watching to the outside, and by the time the field hit the half, He’s Watching had the lead in :59. It was cruise control the rest of the way, and with a :28 last quarter-mile He’s Watching was 1-1/2 lengths ahead at the wire. Hardts Or Bettor (John Cummings, Jr.) came in third.

"He took a couple of bad steps at the start”, said Morrill. "I got him settled, and when I pulled the plugs down the backstretch, he was gone.”

Another impressive victory was turned in by Murder He Wrote (Kenneth J-Jk Dancing Queen) who was capably driven by Jeff Gregory for owner Camelot Stables Inc of Freehold, NJ. The Linda Toscano trained pacer stopped the timer in 1:57, for his first lifetime victory.

The other Sire Stakes winner was Major Trick (Art Major-Tricky) in 1:57.3 with driver Jim Morrill, Jr., in the bike.
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