Chip Chip Conway Wins With a Hitch

March 13, 2024


Today’s Open Trot was Laissez faire event with small field of 5 with the scratch of Hot Summer Knight, Emma Town Bud made a break and was out of contention early which resulted to a 4-horse affair.

The Chip made the front end after taking the lead from Itsoneofthose (A. Schwartz) past the opening panel and reeled off splits of 28.3, 58.4, 1:28.1 to win by 2 lengths in a season’s best 1:57.3 – $6.40 for his 3rd win of the year. Since the aged gelding had lifesaving surgery last year he has developed a little hitch to his gait, midway down the lane Taggart kept a tight hold on the gritty aged gelding as he held off Patrick Hanover (M. Merton) was second followed by Itsoneofthose.

The tag team of Jim Taggart Jr. and Gary Messenger accounted for a double, in addition to Chip Chip, they also scored with Bully Boy 1:59.1 – $11.20.

Life In Color (G. Merton) made it 2 straight for trainer Greg Decker in 1:57.2 – $5.40, Home’N Dry seems to like his new home in the Aldrich Stable as he has now won 2 in a row, today in 1:57.4 – $11.60.