Kelley Friday, July 4th,2014 firstname.lastname@example.org
FORT SILKY TAKES COOK
COUNTY STAKE AT MAYWOOD
The 2014 Maywood Park Pacing Series kicked off on
Friday, July 4th with the first of the three leg series, the $30,000
Cook County Stake attracting a field of seven ICF pacers. After taking this
series last year, John Prentice and Neva Jane Ikeler’s Fort Silky showed that
taking “champs” belt will be no easy task as he cruised to a two-length victory
in a snappy 1:51.2 for driver Casey Leonard.
advantage of the defection of morning line favorite Al’s Hammered who was
scratched sick, Leonard charged away from post position four with the
eight-year-old son of Ft Apache Hanover easily made the top as the field rolled
through an opening quarter in 27.2.
a first over Fancy Creek Elusiv (Ryan Anderson) at bay Fort Silky continued to
pace along steadily on top through middle splits of 56.0 & 1:23.2.
plenty in reserve the Terry Leonard trainee found another gear heading around
the final turn, quickly widening his advantage as he cruised home with his
second win in 11 starts this season. Silver Devil (John De Long) rallied late
to finish second while Fancy Creek Elusiv held on for third.
17-time winner in 2013 Fort Silky continues to put up big numbers now boasting
$628,850 in earnings for his proud connections. Bet to the near exclusion of
his rivals Fort Silky returned $3.00, $2.10 & $2.10.
Maywood Pacing Series awards a $25,000 bonus to the higher point earner of its
three-race series. The bonus has gone to a Terry Leonard trainee the past four
seasons with Fort Silky taking last year’s championship after the great Well To
Do Guru had taken home top honors in 2010, 2011 & 2012.