The Doctor is in at Colonial Downs
September 29, 2010
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Beyond Perfection stayed perfect at Colonial Downs, Jaavos Boy triggered a new life mark in the feature and The Doctor pulled a 59-1 upset in Tuesday action at Colonial Downs.
Trainer-driver Stacy McLenaghan guided Beyond Perfection to her second straight series win in the Young Women of Virginia late-closer. The 4-year-old pacing mare, who captured the three-quarter mile first leg by 4 1/2 lengths, left the pocket halfway Colonial’s only turn and met To The Point stride-for-stride at the third marker. Beyond Perfection took control in the stretch and won going away by 2 1/2 lengths, in 1:53.2, tying a life mark which she set at Colonial last fall.
Dustin Ingraham’s Jaavos Boy also enjoyed a pocket journey throughout his trip in the $5,000 trotting feature. The 4-year-old S J’s Photo gelding trotted past a tiring She’s Got Credit with one-sixteenth to go, and then held off the betting choice, R Valerie, at the finish in 1:53.4, a new life mark.
The Doctor, a 4 year old Luring gelding who reached the winner’s circle three times during Colonial’s 2009 fall season, got little respect from bettors in Tuesday’s ninth race trot. Driver-trainer Renfrow Hauser’s The Doctor nipped Not To Be Denied at the wire by a neck to pull off a stunning upset and trigger the largest win payout of the young meet. The Doctor returned $121.60 to win and $32.40 to place in his second start of 2010. (Colonial Downs)