Big Feat Hits Second Big Upset

Category : News - Wed 31/07/2013 - 19:19 EDT

It all seems so obvious now – Big Feat simply likes to run around two turns. After going winless in seven tries to start his career in shorter distances, the Pennsylvania-bred son of Mutakddim finally broke his maiden on July 16, 2013 when he won a 1 1/8 miles special weight event on the Parx Racing Turf, where he was a 47-1 longshot (and part of a triactor that produced a payoff of more than $17,000).  This past Saturday, he did it again.

Goes wire-to-wire in the Crowd Pleaser Handicap

Running in the first stakes race of his career, Big Feat went to the early lead in the $75,000 Crowd Pleaser Handicap for Penn-breds at Parx, and proceeded to make every pole a winning one in the 1 1/16 miles turf race. Setting slow fractions throughout, Big Feat simply would not let any of his six rivals come any closer than a length right to the top of the stretch, where he eased away under Josean Ramirez to win by 1 ½ lengths at odds of 15-1.

Madrilena sprints to stakes victory

Also on Saturday at Parx, the six-year-old mare Madrilena notched the first stakes win of her career, with a score in the $75,000 Power By Far Handicap, a five-furlong sprint on the turf, also restricted to Penn-breds. Driving to the lead out of post #3, Madrilena was able to open up by as much as two lengths on the field, and then hold on to take the photo by a nose. It was the fifth win in her 14 career starts, and her first stakes try since finishing second in the Russian Rhythm Stakes at Penn National one year ago.

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