On the same night where Sum of the Parts took center stage in winning the Red Legend Stakes, Charles Town offered a stakes-filled card that included top-notch performances and a track record.
[cleeng_content id="651969769" description="Read it now!" price="0.15"]Gord Lord displayed plenty of speed to gain command and later rebuffed the bid of favored Bandbox to a two-length victory in the Wild and Wonderful Stakes. He did so in track-record time, finishing the seven furlongs in 1:22.68. Trained by Forrest Kaelin for owners Thomas Shank and Stan Young, Good Lord shattered the previous record by three-fifths of a second.
Good Lord was sent out as an overlooked 11-1 shot while Bandbox was made the even-money favorite.
Russell Road, trained by James W. Casey for owner Mark Russell, had won 20 of his previous 30 starts at Charles Town, but found the competition and the speed-favoring track a little tougher than normal and settled for fourth in a decent outing.
Immortal Eyes continued his fondness for Charles Town when he captured the Charles Town Dash for the third straight year. Trained by Damon Dilodivico for owner Robert Abbo, Immortal Eyes broke well to stalk Map of the World down the backside, collared that one and surged clear late to a two-length score in 50.53. It was his seventh win in eight starts at Charles Town.
Immortal Eyes has now won the Charles Town Dash for the last three years as well as two editions of the Webb Snyder Memorial.
In the $75,000 Lady Charles Town, Doe displayed her usual early speed and late tenacity to edge away from Jazzy Idea to a two-length score. Doe has won four of five starts this year for trainer Wayne Cole and owner Carmen Micicio.
Down Town Allen lived up to her role as the 1-5 favorite in the Fancy Buckles Stakes when she prevailed by three lengths over Won’t Be Denied in 50.87. Owned and trained by John A. Casey, Down Town Allen notched her first win in three starts this year.
Lucy’s Bob Boy lived up to his billing as the 4-5 favorite in the Coin Collector Stakes when he rallied three-wide on the far turn and drew clear in 51.50. Trained by Sandra Dono for owner Mark Furr, Lucy’s Bob Boy has won twice in four starts this year. He won both his starts last year, including the $50,000 Henry Mercer Memorial for state-bred juvenile colts and geldings.[/cleeng_content]