Finnegan's Wake Wins Arlington Handicap
Photo Credit: Margaret Burlingham
Finnegan's Wake finished 1st by a head, on July 12, 2014, at ARLINGTON in Race 7. Off odds: 5.60
Finnegan's Wake was bumped lightly by Avanzare at the start then placed in good position just off the flank of that one to stalk his lead, continued to attend just off the pace while well within himself, moved to bid for the lead heading into the stretch, was forced out several paths by a drifting Avanzare, wrested command just past the furlong marker, held a narrow advantage through deep stretch under steady urging and just lasted to hold off the late rush of Admiral Kitten, who was taken under a tight hold early to bring up the rear racing inside a rival, continued to be held up inside and behind foes while shifting off the rail on the second turn, came out a further path heading into the lane, dove inside the drifting leaders in the upper stretch, rallied between foes late but just missed.