1st-Ellis, $40,000, Msw, 7-15, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 1:18.23, sy, 7 1/2 lengths.
HAM SANDWICH (c, 2, Heart to Heart–Voodoo Lounge, by Pleasant Tap) didn't show much in his Horseshoe Indianapolis debut June 10, never advancing further than eighth in a 7 1/2-furlong turf contest. Over a sloppy main track Saturday in a sales price-restricted race, he was eased from the gate and had only one rival beat through a half in :46.22. Kept inside of horses around the turn, he angled through a gap at the top of the lane and drew off nicely to the wire, defeating Tiz My Hero (Bernardini) by 7 1/2 lengths. From the extended family of MGISW Videogenic (Caucasus) and GI King's Bishop S. winner Valid Video (Valid Wager), Ham Sandwich is his dam's last reported offspring and the first winner for his freshman sire (by English Channel). Sales History: $17,000 Ylg '22 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $23,540. Click for the Equibase.com chart.
O-MJM Racing; B-Laura Mckinney (KY); T-Kenneth G. McPeek.
This 2-year-old colt is the first winner for sire Heart to Heart!
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