Milton, ON — Amigo Volo (Dexter Dunn) was never challenged in a wire-to-wire mile of 1:54.3, taking the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old colt trot final on Friday (Oct. 25) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
A quartet of trotting colts left alertly but Amigo Volo soared to the top around the first turn and led by two lengths to cut the first quarter in :26.4. Leading the rest of the field from second was Third Shift, with Capricornus third.
The huge favorite, Real Cool Sam, was rolling in seventh through a record-breaking half of :55.3 set by Amigo Volo. Third Shift struggled following as Amigo Volo raided three-quarters in 1:24, drawing away into the stretch.
As Amigo Volo put five lengths in front of the field, Real Cool Sam’s attempt to make up ground was defied by sharp-closing longshot Rome Pays Off, who nipped Chestnut Hill for second.
Amigo Volo (Father Patrick-Margarita Momma) crossed the wire four lengths the best in 1:54.3 for trainer Richard “Nifty” Norman. It was Dexter Dunn’s first Breeders Crown-winning drive.
Bred by Kentuckiana Farms, the $42,000 yearling is owned by Pinske Stables and David J. Miller.
Amigo Volo paid $7.10 to win.
Replay available at www.YouTube.com/WoodbineReplays (Race 8)