Kelley Friday, November
15, 2013 [email protected]
SPEAKS VOLUMES WITH WINDY CITY SCORE
By Kimberly Rinker for
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.
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.