Stakes Record For Summer Travel
Aug 7

Summer Travel became North America s fastest two-year-old of the season with a dominating 1:50.3 performance in tonights $39,800 Dream Maker Final at Mohawk Racetrack.

The son of Western Ideal improved to three for three by putting on a show against five rivals in the series finale.

Driven by Louis Philippe Roy, Summer Travel got away third in the early stages, while Trump That moved up to take the lead away from Albergo Hanover at the opening-quarter in :27.4.

Summer Travel got his cue to go entering the backstretch and rushed to the lead, posting a half of :56.1. The Casie Coleman trainee proceeded to pace back-to-back :27.1 quarters to leave his rivals well behind and pull off a sensational nine and three-quarter lengths victory in a stakes record 1:50.3.

Trump That finished second, while Albergo Hanover was third.

A $35,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg, Summer Travel appears to be the next big star for his connections of West Wins Stable, Mac Nichol and Calhoun Racing Limited.

Hes been impressive since day one, said Coleman. Hes really special. He shows a ton of speed.

I was worried about him, hes got a bit of a high stepping gait to him. I loved him as a yearling, but then when he had his gait I was a little bit worried about that, but its obviously not slowing him down any.

Coleman, who has trained many top colts, had high praise for where Summer Travel ranks at this point.

None of them had done what Summer Travels done this early and hes doing it so easy, like you could see the plugs were in tonight. Ive had a little bit of sickness, allergies that Ive been battling with him and hes honestly not even 100 per cent yet, but Im going to have him 100 per cent when its time next month.

Coleman confirmed that Summer Travel is being pointed towards the Grand Circuit events coming up at Mohawk, including the Nassagaweya, Champlain and Metro.


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