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  Obrigado in Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational Trot
Obrigado and driver Mark MacDonald equalled the 1:52 track record for aged gelding trotters in an eventful edition of the Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational Trot...read on
   Maxie Lee Memorial - Invitational
 3&4 OPEN T   1.609 m auto   Purse: $200 000 (100,000 - 50,000 - 24,000 - 16,000 - 10,000)
RACE 11 - Harrah`s Philadelphia - PA - May 29, 2022
Conditions: Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational Detention 10:00 AM
Gait: Trot     Purse: $200,000     Class: Maxie Lee     Distance: 1 Mile  Track Cond: FAST  
Sta Häst Kön Kusk Tränare Rek Intj Far Mor Morfar
1  OBRIGADO v6  Mark Macdonald  Paul Kelley 09,4   791 229  BOY BAND  MALIMONY  MALABAR MAN
2  WIND OF THE NORTH v6  Geo. Napolitano Jr  Daryl Bier 09,0   501 808  CANTAB HALL  TALK TO THE WIND  PINE CHIP
3  GURAL HANOVER v5  Matt Kakaley  Ron Burke 09,4   782 974  CRAZED  GIVEMEARING  YANKEE GLIDE
4  JL CRUZE v5  Corey Callahan  Eric Ell 08,2   717 053  CRAZED  TOPCAT HALL  CONWAY HALL
5  IL SOGNO DREAM h5  Scott Zeron  Christoffer Beaver 09,9   739 577  CANTAB HALL  LE REVE  FILL V
6  SHAKE IT CERRY s5  David Miller  Jimmy Takter 09,2   2 497 785  DONATO HANOVER  SOLVEIG  YANKEE GLIDE
7  BEE A MAGICIAN s6  Brian Sears  Richard Norman 09,0   3 823 115  KADABRA  BEEHIVE  BALANCED IMAGE
8  MAESTRO BLUE CHIP h4  Tim Tetrick  Jo Ann Looney-King 09,4   208 673  CREDIT WINNER  UP FRONT HOTSEY  DIXIELAND JAZZ
HN  Horse              PP   1/4     1/2    3/4     Str    Finish Actual     LQ   Odds 
 1  Obrigado           1    4/6     3/4    3°/3Q   2/Q    1/NK   1:52.0   28.1   3.00 
 5  Il Sogno Dream     5    3/4     2/2    2/3     3/1    2/NK   1:52.0   28.1  14.30 
 8  Maestro Blue Chip  7    6/9T    5/7H   5°/7H   5/6H   3/5Q   1:53.0   28.2   4.10 
 2  Wind Of The North  2    5/8     4/5T   4/7Q    4/4H   4/6Q   1:53.1   28.3  59.80 
 4  Jl Cruze           4    1/2     1/2    1/3     X1X/Q  5/27Q  1:57.2   34.1  *1.10 
 6  Shake It Cerry     6X   7/DIS   6/DIS  6/DIS   6/DIS  6/51Q  2:02.1g         4.70 
 3  Gural Hanover      3    X2X/2   7/DIS  7/DIS   7/DIS  7/63Q  2:04.3         23.50 
 7  Bee A Magician     SCR  IJ                             SCR                     NB 
1st Obrigado  (6, G   Boy Band - Malimony - Malabar Man)
    Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Paul Kelley Racing Stable - NY, Srf Stable - FL, Linwood Higgins - ME, Stable 45 - FL
    Breeder(s):  Michael Andrew - ME 
2nd Il Sogno Dream  (5, H   Cantab Hall - Le Reve - Fill V)
    Registered Owner(s):  Bill Manes - ON, Dan Manes - ON, Leonard Christopher - ON, Randy Christopher - ON
    Breeder(s):  Reve Avec Moi Dreamwithme - ON 
3rd Maestro Blue Chip  (4, H   Credit Winner - Up Front Hotsey - SJ`s Caviar)
    Registered Owner(s):  Richard Poillucci - MA
    Breeder(s):  C Mullinax - OH, Noel Daley - NJ, Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc - NY 
World Wide Racing Photo
Obrigado and driver Mark MacDonald.
Obrigado in Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational Trot
Obrigado and driver Mark MacDonald equalled the 1:52 track record for aged gelding trotters in an eventful edition of the Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational Trot.

With last year's Maxie Lee runner-up Bee A Magician scratched, the only other mare left in the field was Shake It Cerry (David Miller), but she broke stride trying to leave the gate. JL Cruze (Corey Callahan), the 8-5 favourite, assumed command from post four over Gural Hanover (Matt Kakaley), who also made a miscue early in the first turn. Il Sogno Dream (Scott Zeron) thus inherited the pocket spot and Obrigado followed in third.

JL Cruze led the field through fractions of :27.2, :56 and 1:23.1 before he also self-destructed at the top of the homestretch, leaving Il Sogno Dream to battle for top honours with Obrigado, who had launched a first over attack nearing the third quarter mark. After a stretch-long duel, Obrigado ultimately persevered by a neck over Il Sogno Dream in 1:52 flat. Maestro Blue Chip (Tim Tetrick) finished over five lengths behind in third.

“I thought his effort was great,” said trainer and co-owner Paul Kelley. “I don’t think he ever got ahold of the racetrack, to my liking anyway, but he’s a game horse and he just gives 110 percent every time you put him on the track. All the horses that race at this level are just tremendous athletes, and he overcame it."

Obrigado, who is now two-for-four on the season, notched his 36th career win and is just shy of the $900,000 earnings mark. The six-year-old Boy Band-Malimony gelding is co-owned by Kelley, Srf Stable, Linwood Higgins and Stable 45.

“His year has been really good. We dealt with some issues last year with his front feet stinging him and I think we have a better handle on what he likes and what he doesn’t like. Hopefully, he’s going to have a really good year," said Kelley, adding with a laugh, “I need a retirement plan and I don’t have one right now; not a good enough one. So this could be it.”

Obrigado paid $8 to win as the 3-1 second choice.
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