Chip Chip Conway continues his reign
May 25, 2023
The best trotter on the grounds continues to be Chip Chip Conway, this afternoon he once again turned back a solid field of trotters.
This week’s contest was a field of 6 going to the gate in the $7,200 Open Trot, Itsoneofthose was scratched. Andover Contessa (PP7) made a break in the paddock turn before the start and was well behind as the gate left. Jim Taggart Jr. hustled Chip Chip Conway away from the gate to take the lead and was in control throughout with fractions of 28.3, 58.4, at this point Andover Contessa had regrouped with the pack. Goin down the backside ER Shane got underway, CC Conway was still the leader past the next panel in 1:28.1, ER Shane began to falter in the paddock turn. Chip Chip Conway was never pressured as he coated home a 3-length winner in 1:57.2, with Hot Summer Knight (Parker) finishing second followed by Miss Muscle (Sowers). Taggart would also score with Starrystarrynight for trainer Gary Matises on the card.
Luvcrunchess extended her winning streak to 3 for trainer Steve Ray with a 2-length win in 1:59.2. Leading driver Mike Merton scored a double on the afternoon