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St Elmo Hero Still Undefeated

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Published: December 14, 2010 1:35 am ET

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The story so far in the Road to Riches Late Closing Series at Harrah's Chester has been the undefeated St Elmo Hero, who kept the streak alive with a 1:50.4 victory in his $20,000 third-round Blue Route Series division

The four-year-old son of Western Hero floated to the front on the first turn, clearing 9-2 second choice Abs Attack (Yannick Gingras) at the completion of a :27.2 first quarter. There on in, St Elmo Hero faced no opposition to speak of, coasting through a controlled middle half, reaching three-quarters completion in 1:23 before pulling away on the far turn. At head-stretch, St Elmo Hero kicked away under minimal encouragement from Tim Tetrick, sprinting six lengths clear to score his 18th career win in as many starts in 1:50.4. Abs Attack was a clear second, while B Lo Zero (Andy Miller) led the second flight throughout to muster third.

Yannick Gingras took the other two Blue Route divisions, teaming up with Ron Burke trainees No Monkeys Allowed (1:52.4) and Meirs Hanover (1:51.2).

In addition to his win aboard St Elmo Hero, Tetrick teamed up with trainer Nick Surick to take two of three $25,000 I-95 divisions, at the helm with Vertical Horizon (1:51) and Schoolkids (1:51.4). Mcraes Mate A (1:51.4) and Mark Lewis took the other I-95 split.

The finals for the Blue Route and I-95 series will take place on Monday, December 20. Third-round Road to Riches action continues on Tuesday (December 14), with first post slated for 12:45 p.m.

(Harrah’s Chester)


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