UNDEFEATED CHUB WAGON DOMINATES IN UNIQUE BELLA
Make it five-for-five for Chub Wagon – now including a stake.
The four-year-old daughter of Hey Chub simply ran her five rivals off their feet while romping to victory in the $100,000 Unique Bella Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred fillies and mares April 27 at Parx Racing. That was the fifth win in as many starts and first in stakes company for a filly who looks likely to be a major player in Mid-Atlantic sprint stakes this year.
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Under jockey Jomar Torres, Chub Wagon showed her usual early zip, taking the lead along the inside, and then drew away in the lane to win by 7 ½ lengths. Promised Storm was second, with Ujjayi up for third. Running time for the seven furlongs over a fast main track was 1:22.21.
Chub Wagon’s first four starts came in maiden and then allowance company, and today, as in all four prior starts, she led at every call. She’s earned $173,400.
She was away alertly to hold a half-length advantage over I’m the Talent after both the opening quarter-mile in 22.73 seconds and the half in 45.20. That rival began to tire then, but Chub Wagon still had plenty more in the tank, pulling away to a yawning advantage before being ridden out to the wire.
Chub Wagon was sent off as the 1-2 favorite and returned $3.00 to win. The $2 exacta was good for $17.00.
Chub Wagon was bred in Pennsylvania by Joe-Dan Farm and George Chestnut and is owned by Chestnut and Daniel Lopez. She’s trained at Parx by Guadalupe Preciado.
One race later, in the $100,000 Page McKenney Handicap for Pa-breds three and up, Wait for It rallied from mid-pack under Anthony Nunez, diving down to the inside and surging late to win by a length over Chilly in Charge, with post time favorite Breezy Gust another neck back in third. Running time was 1:21.72 for seven furlongs.
Wait for It won two state-bred stakes in 2020 and earned his first win of this season today in his third start. Overall, he’s won 11 of 29 career starts, and the winner’s share pushed his earnings to $559,828.
Wait for It paid $17.60 to win, with the exact good for $50.80.
Wait for It, a six-year-old Uptowncharlybrown gelding, is owned by Uptowncharlybrown Stud LLC and trained by Ed Coletti.