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Contact:  Tom Kelley         Friday, November 15, 2013   [email protected]



By Kimberly Rinker for Maywood Park


Word Power did all the talking in the Windy City Pace, coming up the inside lane to capture Maywood Park’s premiere event in 1:51.4 on Friday night.


Scott Zeron steered the 3-year-old son of Western Ideal-Lush Limbaugh for trainer Larry Remmen and owner Bradley J. Grant of Milton, Ontario.


Word Power had gotten the lead from the onset of the $176,000 one mile test, but was overtaken by Apprentic Hanover (Jody Jamieson) at the :27.2 first quarter.  The favorite Lucan Hanover and driver David Miller then came first over and took the lead in the middle of the second turn and led the field through the :54.3 half and the 1:23.1 three-quarters.  He appeared to be a sure winner until the last sixteenth of a mile, when Word Power came surging through on the rail to prevail by a length.


“The race didn’t unfold the way I expected,” said winning driver Scott Zeron. “I got lucky that I was able to get up the passing lane.  He’s amazing to leave that fast and then come home that fast.  He’s super versatile.  It’s really tough in that’s he’s gotten used hard off the gate several times and still has that fortitude to come home that strong.”


Unraced at two, Word Power pushed his career earnings to $375,804 in securing his seventh lifetime victory in 17 trips postward.   Lucan Hanover picked up second-place money, while Apprentice Hanover held on for show honors.