CHUB WAGON REGAINS WINNING WAYS
Chub Wagon won the first eight races of her career before tasting defeat for the first time, finishing second in the August 23 Dr. Teresa Garofalo Memorial Stakes at Parx Racing.
She didn’t wait long to win again.
Sent off at 3-10 in Monday’s $100,000 Roamin Rachel Stakes at Parx, Chub Wagon bided her time in second early before taking over near the three-eighths pole and drawing away to win by four lengths. It was the Hey Chub filly’s ninth win in 10 career outings.
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Under jockey Jomar Torres, Chub Wagon and B B’s Rocket (Gerardo Milan) were away quickest, but Torres, content to allow the 52-1 B B’s Rocket do the early running, put Chub Wagon under a hammerlock to stalk the pace in second.
They did that through an opening quarter-mile in a sluggish 24.32 seconds but soon could wait no more. Before long, they moved to engage B B’s Rocket, who threw in the towel readily, and seized the lead. Rounding the turn, Pacific Gale, with Victor Espinoza up for John Kimmel, circled the field to loom a threat.
When straightened for home, Chub Wagon swatted aside the challenge and powered clear to win by four lengths in 1:17.92 for 6 ½ furlongs. Pacific Gale was a clear second, and Regal Retort finished third in a field of five after the scratches of Bronx Beauty and Honor Way.
Chub Wagon paid $2.60 to win and topped an exacta that returned $9.40 for a two-dollar wager. The win pushed her career earnings to $422,600.
The Pennsylvania-bred Chub Wagon is trained by Guadalupe Preciado for Joe-Dan Farm and George Chestnut.
One race later, in the $100,000 Sal Debunda PTHA President’s Cup, Sweet Willemina romped to a seven-length win as the 3-5 favorite. In a race shifted from the turf to the main track, The Scott Lake trainee went off at 3-5 under Silvestre Gonzalez and earned her first stakes win.
A budding star was unveiled earlier on the card. Disco Ebo, a two-year-old filly trained by Butch Reid and ridden by Frankie Pennington, obliterated a maiden special weight field by nearly 11 lengths in a time of 1:06.07 for 5 ½ furlongs that was more than a second faster than two-year-old colts managed it a few races later.
Disco Ebo is the eighth son or daughter of the incredibly productive pairing of the Pennsylvania-based stallion Weigelia and Maryland-bred mare Katarica Disco, by Disco Rico. Several of her full siblings are stakes performers.
Disco Ebo was bred in Pennsylvania by St. Omer’s Farm and is owned by Cash Is King LLC and LC Racing LLC.