Raji's Blue Line scores on Pompano closer
June 28, 2015
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Raji's Blue Line, handled by Andy Santeramo, dug in late to score a courageous win in Pompano Park's $9,000 Winner's Over feature pace on Saturday night.
The 7-year-old son of Artsplace, owned by Souren Hovsepian along with trainer Rod Lorenzo, had to survive four separate incidents during the mile before stopping the timer in 1:51.2. Abreathofreshart (Wally Ross, Jr.) was second in the mile while Northern Companion (Tom Sells) finished third. Who's Your Maddy and Histoire Eternelle were next in the sextet while Freeneasy Hanover was doomed at the start after a miscue leaving.
In a post-race interview, driver Andy Santeramo said, "They threw everything but the kitchen sink at him tonight but he just kept digging and digging all the way home. He was very brave tonight."
In achieving his fourth win of the year in 22 starts, Raji's Blue Line sent his seasonal bounty to $41,166 and $215,866 lifetime to go along with a Pompano Park mark of 1:51.
Pompano Park returns on Oct. 4 with a 126-day meeting. (Pompano Park)