Carol and Jaime Robertson's Eazy Street kept his perfect race record intact with a decisive 1 ¾-length victory in the second and fastest Trial for the prestigious Alex Picov Memorial Futurity September 16 at Ajax Downs.
The Ontario-bred 2-year-old recorded the fastest time of the two Trials and heads a field of 10 in the final, set for October 7. Ridden by Ajax Downs' leading jockey Tony Phillips, the gelding survived a claim of foul after a bumping incident at the start and won the 400 yard dash in :20.380 for an 88 Speed Index.
Eazy Street, trained by Bryn Robertson has won all three career starts including the Ontario Bred Futurity on July 14 in his second race.
Ivy Lane Racing's' ROWDY AND BODACIOUS (pictured
) won the first Trial in a time of :20.660 for an 80 Speed Index. Cassandra Jeschke of Cobourg, ON rode the Scott Reid trainee who was bred by Ivy Lane and was winning for the second time in six races.
Wagering on the Sept. 16 card of racing, over $104,000, was a 38 percent increase over the same day last year.
The list of all 10 qualifiers for the Futurity final is below.
Next Monday, Sept. 23, features the final of the $50,000-added Picov Derby for 3-year-olds.
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New Image Media photo (Rowdy and Bodacious)