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For Immediate Release
Sun Power Top Two Return in Edgar
STICKNEY, IL -- The final stakes race of the 2013
Illinois thoroughbred season runs on Saturday as the $125,000 Jim Edgar
Illinois Futurity will be contested at 1 1/16 miles on Hawthornes main
track. The Edgar will go as race seven
of the nine race Hawthorne card. The Edgar drew a field of nine, which
included the top two finishers of the Sun Power stakes from November 9.
of the Sun Power and 2-1 morning line favorite in the Edgar is Larry Rivelli trained Rambling Richie. Sent off as the second choice in the Sun
Power, Rambling Richie cleared the lead and then drew clear late to defeat a
competitive field. The Edgar will be the
first time Rambling Richie goes two turns as jockey E.T. Baird will be reunited
with this one.
favorite in the Sun Power and second choice at 5-2 in the Edgar is Jim DiVito trained Solar Flair.
The winner of the Troy Our Boy stakes at Fairmount in September, Solar
Flair tried to go two turns in the Grade 3 Bourbon at Keeneland
but faded after flashing speed in that start.
He came back into the Sun Power and was sent off as the 8-5 choice. Rating along the rail in that start, he closed
late to finish second behind Rambling Richie.
Francisco Torres comes in to ride Solar Flair for the Edgar.
for the Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity:
PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Bob the
Bruiser U. Lopez R. Flores 50-1
2 Sweep E
Prado F. Geroux P. Scherbenske 8-1
3 Prado U M. St. Julien D. Matthews 10-1
4 A Step Ahead C. Emigh C. Block 15-1
5 Solar Flair F. Torres J. DiVito 5-2
6 Swarm C. Roman B.
7 Bad Boy
Peter I. Ocampo T. Swearingen 8-1
Richie E.T. Baird L. Rivelli 2-1
Thoughts E. Cosme R. Hellman 6-1
races five days per week, through the end of the year and concludes Sunday,
December 29. Live racing will be conducted every Wednesday-Sunday. First post daily
is 1:20 PM. Hawthorne Race Course is located in Stickney
IL at 3501 S. Laramie Ave. For
information on live racing or groups at Hawthorne Race Course, contact Hawthorne at 708-780-3700 or visit Hawthorne online at www.Hawthorneracecourse.com