Cotolo’s Harness-Weekend Review, 5-16-11
Parker told reporters, “This colt has some serious speed. When I tipped him three wide on the backstretch it was just like an explosion.”
Remember He’s Gorgeous, a soph-colt pacer from last season that picked up some mighty checks behind horses like Rock N Roll Heaven and who had a good late-season kick? Last Saturday, the Tracy Brainard-trained horse, now four, soared in the feature race at Saratoga.
With Dan Cappello, Jr. in the bike, “Gorgeous” was coming off a lifetime mark of 1:50 at Vernon Downs the week before. On the Saratoga half-mile he followed that up with a 1:51.1 victory. That time is a tick off the all-time track record at Saratoga. The record of 1:51 was set by Rare Jewel in 2006 and has since been matched by Gimmebackmybullets and Joey The Czar. Rare Jewel was among the pacers defeated by Gorgeous in Saturday’s event.