Amigo Volo vaults to victory in Breeders Crown freshman colt trot

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.

Amigo Volo (Dexter Dunn) was never challenged in a wire-to-wire mile of 1:54.3. USTA/Mark Hall photo.

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 (Race 8)

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