Percy Bluechip remains undefeated in four outings, taking the $192,333 Eternal Camnation in 1:51.4 at Mohawk Racetrack.
Taking the lead through a :26.4 quarter, Percy Bluechip paced unchallenged to the half in :56.1 before encountering pressure from Kissin In The Sand positioned first over around the far turn, while Kendall Seelster paced in the pocket third and Pueblo Blue Chip on cover in fourth.
Past three-quarters in 1:24.1, Percy Blue Chip held the lead, with Kissin In The Sand parked wide of Kendall Seelster trying to edge out of the pocket. Getting room within the sixteenth pole, Kendall Seelster lunged after Percy Blue Chip late, but was a half-length shy of the 2-5 favourite. Kissin In The Sand finished third and Pueblo Blue Chip fourth.
Earning $240,767 for owners Shadow Two Stable, James and Wilma MacKenzie and Hudson Standardbred Inc., Percy Bluechip, a two-year-old filly by Shadow Play from the Artsplace mare Advantest, is conditioned by Dr. Ian Moore and was driven by Trevor Henry. She paid $2.90 to win.
“She’s a very special filly, and she showed me tonight how sensible she is,” Dr. Ian Moore said. “I only made a couple of bit changes and the plugs again tonight and she was very relaxed warming up – went a mile in 2:45, and was very relaxed in the race as well. Trevor [Henry] told me she was perfect and that he had to leave with her tonight; he really had no choice, which was kind of a shame after last week, but I think she’ll be okay with that.”