Kid Molave a win from Triple Crown sweep
One to go.
Kid Molave, responding splendidly under John Paul Guce, mowed down the field entering the final straight to claim the second leg of the Triple Crown Sunday and move within another victory of local horseracing immortality at Santa Ana Park in Naic, Cavite.
Guce allowed his mount to settle near the tail of the field for most of the 1,800-meter race before coming up with his finishing kick to win by a length over Kaiserslautern with a time of 1 minute and 54.4 seconds (quarter times of 13, 23-1/2, 24-1/2, 25 and 28).
The win was worth another P1.8 million for Kid Molave’s connections, but more importantly, it lined up the prodigious colt by Info Mischief out of Unsaid to a shot at joining a short list of TC champs that include the legendary Fair and Square and Magic Showtime.
Kid Molave’s shot at greatness will come next month when the San Lazaro track in Carmona, Cavite, hosts the third leg, a lung-busting 2,000-meter journey that has been the graveyard of so many TC dreams in the past.
Low Profile, another colt who inflicted the outstanding pick Kid Molave’s only loss, was third with second pick Kanlaon checking in a badly-beaten fourth.
After cornering more than half of the daily double pool of P667,070 tickets, many racing fans were expecting Kid Molave to make the same move he had in conquering a much bigger field in the first leg three weeks ago.
And he did just that as Guce goaded Kid Molave out wide to breeze past a fading Matang Tubig, Kanlaon and then Low Profile in the stretch.
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