After covering Races 2-4, we decided to do a full story for the remainder of the Harrah’s Philadelphia card.
Kiss Dont Bite held Marty Party and Moonlit Dragon at bay to win the $150,000 Valley Forge Consolation I in 1:51. Marty Party was second and Moonlit Dragon was third. Moonlit Dragon lead the field by the opening quarter, while Kiss Dont Bite was first over in third. Kiss Dont Bite took the front at the three-eighths and was unchallenged until the stretch drive, where Marty Party and Moonlit Dragon fought hard, but didn’t have enough to beat Kiss Dont Bite.
Money On My Mind held off a closing Solvato to win the $200,000 Colonial Consolation I in 1:53.2. Upfront Billy was third. Magic Tonight was the leader for most of the mile, while Money On My Mind was in the pocket. “Money” pulled the pocket at the top of the stretch and took the lead, fending off all challenges to win.
Easy Again won the $200,000 Battle of the Brandywine in 1:50.2. Bettor’s Edge was second and I Like Dreamin was third. Bettor’s Edge was the tempo setter and I Like Dreamin was the main threat for most of the mile. Easy Again was in seventh and took advantage of their duel and closed.
Chapter Seven did not disappoint the public as he went gate to wire in the $150,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational in 1:52.1. Anders Bluestone was second and Looking Hanover was third.
Romantic Moment held off a closing American Jewel to win the $350,000 Valley Forge Final in 1:50.1. Dream Of Winning was third. Economy Terror lead the field for most of the mile and Romantic Moment was in the pocket. Major Look applied pressure to “Economy” at three-quarters, while American Jewel was second over and Romantic Moment was at the rail.
Turning for home, Romantic Moment found room and took the lead, while American Jewel and Big Mcdeal were closing on the outside. But Romantic Moment made a perfectly timed move and won.
Googoo Gaagaa returned to his winning ways in the $500,000 Colonial, winning in a stakes record 1:52.1. Market Share was second and Little Brown Fox was third. Making a move at the half-mile, Googoo Gaagaa was first over for most of the mile and still managed to defeat this bunch.