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Su Mac Lad Final Set

Published: September 8, 2014 11:01 am ET

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The elimination action for Super Night 2014 came to a close on Sunday, September 7 at Balmoral Park, as a field of 10 sophomore trotting colts looked for nine starting spots in next Saturday’s (September 13) $98,000 (est.) Su Mac Lad Stakes final, which will be part of the big Super Night Card at the Illinois track.

Despite the fact that he was coming off an impressive win in a conditioned event against older company at Balmoral last week, Bo and Pat De Long, Gordon Wright and Roger Welch’s Bobby B Breeze slipped by the betting public once again as he trotted to a one and a quarter-length victory in 1:57 for driver Todd Warren.

Sent forward from Post 4 as the wings of the gate folded, the gelded son of Southwind Breeze—Lindys Fireball settled into a perfect spot as stablemates Nino Marino (driven by Dean Magee) and Fox Valley Cicero (Brian Carpenter) battled through an opening quarter in :29.2.

Content to sit inside and save ground through middle splits of :58.2 and 1:27.1, the Roger Welch trainee was just waiting for his chance to pounce on the embattled leaders as the field straightened for the money.

Setting sail for the wire, Bobby B Breeze zipped right by the top pair and drew clear in the shadow of the wire for his second win in 14 seasonal starts. Fox Valley Cicero held on for second, while 30-1 longshot Cardinal Wind (Dale Hiteman) staged a nice late rally to finish third.

Also gaining spots in the final were Photo Surprise, Nino Marino, Tour Hall, Gray N Cloudy, Swiss Mocha and Big Bill Breeze. They will be joined by Fox Valley Veto, who elected to take a bye into the final, but was victorious in a snappy 1:55.4 while facing older company earlier in the night.


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