Well Said juvenile claims $252K PASS Final

Well Said juvenile claims $252K PASS Final

Scott Zeron came up big on Sunday (September 3) at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The reinsman steered three-year-old WELL SAID gelding BOOGIE SHUFFLE to a track record victory during the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes finals. The contest was one of four $252,000 divisions that went postward during the card.

The complexion of the three-year-old colt and gelding pace changed quite a bit earlier in the afternoon, as it had been announced that prohibitive favourite – and divisional leader – Fear The Dragon had been scratched ‘sick.’

Zeron and BOOGIE SHUFFLE ($22.00) started from Post 1 in the quarter-million-dollar split, which had been carded as Race 12, the last of the four finals.

BOOGIE SHUFFLE left well off the gate, but opted to allow FILIBUSTER HANOVER (SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE) (driven by Matt Kakaley) to take control of the point in the vicinity of the quarter-mile pole, which was reached in 27 seconds.

The forwardly-placed Zeron waited for 1-5 favourite Huntsville (Tim Tetrick) to come calling from fourth. Tetrick pulled his mount off the pylons in the second quarter before FILIBUSTER HANOVER flashed the half in :54.4.

Zeron and BOOGIE SHUFFLE were still in a prime spot as FILIBUSTER HANOVER paced the third quarter. HUNTSVILLE (SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE) appeared to be off his game in the frame, as Tetrick could only get him up to third before the pacesetter clicked off three quarters in 1:21. Tetrick would later tuck HUNTSVILLE in behind BOOGIE SHUFFLE for a bit of a draft.

BOOGIE SHUFFLE proved brave off of his dream trip. Zeron tipped his mount for a winning bid, and BOOGIE SHUFFLE showed a slick move of his own.

BOOGIE SHUFFLE, who is by WELL SAID, was in fine form at the wire, which he froze in 1:48.2. The time was a new track record for three-year-old gelded pacers. The time also equalled the stakes record for pacing geldings.