FOUR-PEAT - Monavista and Freefromthestorm both won allowance races at Colonial Downs on Sunday to go a perfect 4 for 4 for the meet. Miss Oil goes for her perfect fourth win on Tuesday.
Getting up to the minute on the jockey standings at Colonial, "Special K" leads in the win column with 39 wins, a winner's circle photo ahead of both Rosemary and "Macho" Camacho. Camacho's 38 wins have been in 35-40 few mounts than the leaders. Rosemary came off of a 5-day riding suspension on Virginia Derby day.
Ferris Allen has three wins over Ham Smith for the trainer standings with 28 wins.
Better late than never, Colonial's closing day card on Wednesday features 4 14-horse fields along a 12 and 13 horse field.
A nice boost to the field size average to conclude the meet.
RACE 1 - 6 SPARKLING HALO - I have a winner's circle photo with "Sparkling" when I had a "Victim's of Nick's Pick" suite. 2 TAMB OZ, 3 CANDY APPLE
RACE 2 – 8 STEVIE WOODS - I've been using the same line for this filly all meet with little success. This time with Rose.2 RADIANT RIVER, 3 DYNABOX
RACE 3 - 5 NOTTAWATCH - Griffith-one of the few trainers with a highest win% than Ham this meet. 1 HOKKAIDO, 10 DAUNTLESS DIDO
RACE 4 - 1 CARLET - "Special K" gets a little bit more track this time to get Boucher's Carlet to the wire. 9 LIL LINDA, 3 ELLE TEMPO
RACE 5 - 6 -SMART TORI - It's been a while since Allen's filly has been on the turf, but drops in class. 1 SHADOW LANE, 3 ADA CLARE
RACE 6 – 1 KNIGHT OF SIN - The only "Knight" win for Hester was a big score at CNL. Now the favorite. 2 ZIP ALONG, 3 AFTERNOON JAZZ
RACE 7 - 6 - WORK FOR A CURE -Salzman's colt versus a couple of "Giant's". Camacho seeks to stay in title chase. 1 GIANT MOVE, 4 GIANT TALENT
RACE 8 - 1 HUGO - Scratched out of the Da Hoss to run here, Hugo faces a tough test in "Salt". 5 HOLD THE SALT, 3 MACH THREE
RACE 9 - 4 GUSTAUF - Gustauf may take a liking to the sprint distance to graduate for Merryman. 8 MUD DOG, 13 RACINGWITHTHEWIND