Three straight for Windsong Leo at Miami Valley
February 01, 2020
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If either the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers perform as well as Windsong Leo has been lately at Miami Valley Raceway they should have no problem trouncing their adversary in the Super Bowl.
Windsong Leo, who won 15 races in 30 starts in 2019, is undefeated in four 2020 starts—all in Open Handicap contests where he has been assigned an outside post. In his most recent triumph on Saturday night the 8-year-old Jereme’s Jet gelding was again sent seeking the front end by pilot Chris Page. Stuck four wide midway through the first turn, Page backed the stellar winner off briefly to let the dust settle, but continued to the front as the leaders passed the quarter in :27 flat. As is his custom, Windsong Leo played catch me if you can from that point to the finish, and again nobody could. Despite a few tepid challenges along the way, Page patiently guided his overwhelming favorite through middle fractions of :56.1 and 1:23.4 before sealing the deal for the third consecutive week in 1:52.3.
Longshots General Dolan (Sam Widger) and Lifewithjohn (Ricky Macomber Jr.) rallied for place and show finishes with My Hero Ron (Tyler Smith), Shagnwiththedragon (Brett Miller) and Beyond Delight (John DeLong) picking up the minor spoils in the full field of 10.
Windsong Leo is trained by Ron Burke for Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and Phil Collura.
Miami Valley will not race on Sunday due to the Super Bowl, but will resume the normal five-days a week schedule on Monday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. (Miami Valley)