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Chub Wagon Keeps Rolling in Runhappy Skipat
Credit: Maryland Jockey Club

Chub Wagon Keeps Rolling in Runhappy Skipat

BALTIMORE, MD – Chub Wagon kept her perfect record intact with an uncharacteristic come-from-behind victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Runhappy Skipat Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Winning jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.: “She relaxed more. I broke out of there, I see the other horse had some speed, so I just went to Plan B. She relaxed. She did great. She was all class. When I asked her to run, she just went on like a nice horse.”

Casual, Club Car, and Dontletsweetfoolya completed the order. Paisley Singing was a scratch from the Runhappy Skipat.

Winning trainer Guadalupe Preciado: “We wanted to try to do that [sit off the pace], and today was the perfect day. We wanted to see if she could rate in case, one day, we’ve got a lot of speed, we know whether we can do it or not. And it worked out good today. We know she can come from behind.”

“She’s a nice filly. She does whatever we ask of her. The first time I breezed her, you could see right away the talent. Any good horse you can see the way they do it.”

“We’re going to see how she comes back and probably we’ll take one step a little higher.   She responds every time we ask her to.”

This is the second stakes win for Chub Wagon who is now 6-6-0-0 in her career. The 4-year-old daughter of Hey Chub has earned $227,800 for owners Daniel Lopez and George Chestnut.

Chub Wagon returned $4.40 to win, $3.00 to place, and $2.40 to show.

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