WARRAWEE ROO WINS 250G HARRY HARVEY INVITATIONAL TROT
He ran out of racetrack in Ohio. He had no such issues in Westchester.
Out early from the pole position, Warrawee Roo (Dan Dube, $10.60) rolled from second-over Saturday afternoon (Oct. 13th), winning Yonkers' $250,000, mile-and-a-quarter Harry Harvey Invitational Trot.
In Secret (George Brennan) made the first lead, giving up the baton to 31-1 Gruden (Tim Tetrick) right after a 28.1 opening quarter-mile. At the back of the 10-horse bus were misbehavers Guardian Angel AS (Matt Kakaley) and Sortie (Trond Smedshammer).
Gruden continued through a 57-second half and 1:27 three-quarters, with Yes Mickey (Jason Bartlett) plugging away first-over. Warrawee Roo was behind that one, with 11-10 favorite Homicide Hunter (Brian Sears) third-over, the World's Fastest Trotter having started in the second tier.
Warrawee Roo then went wide at 1:56 mile marker, hooking Gruden soon after. Top Flight Angel (Andy Miller), the 2017 Yonkers Trot winner, had extricated himself from the cones and wound up behind Warrawee Roo.
Warrawee Roo disposed of Gruden, then held sway, defeating Top Flight Angel by three-quarters of a length in 2:25.2 for the added distance. Gruden held third, with the lass N F Happenstance (Jack Parker Jr.) and Yes Mickey settling for the minors.
A never-firing Homicide Hunter, In Secret, DW's NY Yank, Guardian Angel AS and Sortie rounded out the order.
For third choice Warrawee Roo, a 5-year-old son of Majestic Son owned by Determination and trained by Luc Blais, it was his fourth win in 18 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $137.50, the triple returned $1,943 and the superfecta paid $10,205 (base $2 payout, 10-cent ticket paid $510.25).
"He's in career shape now," Dube said. "I just wanted to make sure to get him out. He doesn't know where the end of the race is. He won easy today.
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