|GUAM TYPHOON (Jeff Coady/Coady Photography)|
DRF: Guam Typhoon made setting a track record for six furlongs at Colonial Downs look effortless during the $50,000 Chesapeake Stakes on the Fourth of July.
Sent directly to the front by jockey Daniel Centeno, the six-year-old Guam Typhoon ($2.60) was hand-ridden to the wire while coasting to a 2 3/4-length victory in track-record time of 1:07.86. The old record of 1:07.97 was set by Immortal Eyes on July 3, 2011.
It was the sixth straight win for Guam Typhoon since January and his fourth in a row since he was claimed by trainer Jamie Ness on behalf of Midwest Thoroughbreds for $25,000 in mid-February.
Broad Rule easily was second best, 5 3/4 lengths in front of Malibu Kid in the four-horse field.
In the co-featured $50,000 Punch Line for Virginia-breds, the six-year-old mare Staged Affair ($49.80), cutting back to five furlongs after going 1 1/16 miles in each of her last four starts, came from far back in the stretch to nip 2-1 co-favored Jake Rattle N Roll in the last jump before the wire.
Staged Affair, the third winner on the card for jockey Richard Monterey, was claimed for $20,000 by trainer Phil Schoenthal out of a third-place finish on June 9.. She ran the five furlongs on turf in 57.20 seconds for only her second win in 11 tries on grass.
|STAGED AFFAIR (Jeff Coady/Coady Photography)|