Freehold, NJ — Bob Hechkoff took no prisoners and sent Southwind Frost down the road for 1:58.4 victory in the American Harness Drivers Club trot at Freehold Raceway Saturday (May 8).
Hechkoff grabbed command when the gate sprung and then played hardball keeping Ooh Rah (John Calabrese) parked all the way and the overland route took its toll. And when they trotted side-by-side past the half Ooh Rah was all-in.
Up the backside, Southwind Frost opened daylight on his competition and when he trotted by the three quarters he was 3-1/2 lengths ahead of Masster Blue (Tony Verruso) who was second along the pylons the entire way.
Southwind Frost held command all the way to the wire. Masster Blue finished second. Third place went to French Moni (Paul Minore).
Southwind Frost, a 5-year-old altered son of E L Titan, is owned by R.B.H Ventures and trained by Vincent Stallworth. Sent off as the third choice in the eight-horse field he paid $9.80 for win.