Xtra Heat Wires Straight Deal at Laurel
In her first easy race in months, champion filly Xtra Heat led gate-to-wire to easily win Saturday's $125,000 Straight Deal Breeders' Cup Handicap at Laurel Park.Xtra heat, carrying 126 pounds, covered the several furlongs in 1:23.00 under a hand ride from regular jockey Harry Vega. The winning margin was three lengths over runner-up Outstanding Info, who nipped Winter Leaf for the place. The victory was Xtra Heat's 22nd in 29 career starts. She is trained by John Salzman, who co-owns her.Sent off as the 1-9 favorite in the field off five, Xtra Heat paid $2.10 and $2.10. Outstanding Info returned $2.10. There was no show wagering. The $2 exacta paid $5.20.(Chart, Equibase)
Date Posted: 8/10/2002 4:46:42 PM
Last Updated: 8/10/2002 4:51:24 PM
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