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Lex Was Large In My Metallica Stake

Published: July 10, 2014 10:59 pm ET

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Coming off an impressive late rushing victory in her second lifetime start at Balmoral Park, Kay Willis’s good looking freshman pacing filly, Lex, showed that a half-mile oval also suits her style as she blew right by her rivals in the lane to record a sharp two-length victory in 1:57.3 in Thursday’s $10,000 My Metallica Stake at Maywood Park.

Well positioned in third as the heavily favoured Lyrics Fall, who came into the race sporting a perfect two-for-two record, carved out splits of :29.2, 1:00 and 1:29.1. Driver Kyle Wilfong moved the daughter of Lexington Legend—I Bet U first over as the field moved into the final turn.

Chewing up ground quickly on the outside of her rivals, the Nelson Willis-trained miss overtook the pacesetter as the field straightened for the money and then began to draw clear of the field while under only mild urging from her confident pilot. Lyrics Fall was forced to settle for the bridesmaid role on this night while BS Tyrichess (Brian Carpenter) shook loose late to rally for the show dough.

Sent off as the second choice in the betting, Lex returned $7.20 for the win. The victory bumped her bankroll up to $8,040 for her owner-breeder.

(Maywood Park)

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