Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lucky Chucky headed to Tioga Downs on Sunday Afternoon for the 2010 Zweig Memorial

The 2010 Hambletonian Runner-up, and Colonial Champion, Lucky Chucky, leads 12 3-year-old trotting colts that will head to Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon for two divisions of the Zweig Memorial Trot.

Coming off of a blowout performance in the $500,000 Colonial at Chester Downs last Sunday, where he won by more than eight lengths in a lifetime best of 1:53, Lucky Chucky and John Campbell have been listed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in Sunday’s $134,965 Zweig Memorial Trot (2nd division).

In the first division Temple Of Doom and David Miller are listed as the 8-5 morning line after finishing second to Lucky Chucky last week in the $500,000 Colonial.

The 3-year-old son of Yankee Glide-Armbro Temple is trained by Jonas Czernyson and has banked over $520,000 in his young career but only has one win on his resume.

In the filly divisions of the Zweig Memorial Trot, Hudson trotting champ Spicy Wings (John Campbell) leads six ladies in the $59,388 first division listed as race number two.

In the fifth race, second division another Chuck Sylvester trainee has been made the 5-2 morning line favorite with In The Mean Time (David Miller), who will start from post five in a field of seven.

The stakes record for the Zweig Memorial of 1:52.3 is shared by American Winner and Great George Two, but was taken when the race was contested over a mile racetrack.

Since relocating to Tioga Downs in 2006, the fastest mile posted in the Zweig was established by Flirtin Man (John Campbell) in 2007 with a 1:54.3 score which still stands as the track record for 3-year old colt trotters.

Also on Sunday afternoon (August 29) Dave Johnson, Bill Finley, and Bob “Hollywood” Heyden will be doing a handicapping seminar at 12 noon on the Tioga Downs stage and will be doing a live SiriusXM show from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, during which the Zweig Memorial Trot will be taking place.