Chub Wagon, Wait for It win Stakes Races Tuesday at Parx

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 27, 2021


State-breds were in the spotlight on Tuesday at Parx Racing as a pair of stakes races for horses bred in Pennsylvania highlighted the eleven-race card. Undefeated Chub Wagon kept her perfect record intact and rolled to her fifth straight victory in Tuesday’s $100,000 Unique Bella Stakes and Wait for It won the $100,000 Page McKenney Handicap.

In the $100,000 Unique Bella Stakes, Chub Wagon broke alertly under jockey Jomar Torres and repelled an early challenge from I’m the Talent. She widened her lead in the stretch under confident handling and won by 7 1/2 lengths, completing the seven furlong contest in 1:22.21 over a fast track in her third start of the year.

Trained by Guadalupe Preciado, Chub Wagon was making only her second start against Pennsylvania-breds and won against open company at Aqueduct last time out in front-running fashion.

Owned by Daniel J. Lopez and George Chestnut, Chub Wagon went off as the betting favorite at 1-2 odds and returned $3.00 to win. Promised Storm rallied from just off the pace to grab second while Ujjayi finished third.

Chub Wagon was bred in Pennsylvania by Joe-Dan Farm and George Chestnut and the four-year-old filly by Hey Chub has now pushed her career earnings to $172,800.

The stakes action continued in the $100,000 Page McKenney Handicap and Wait for It added his 11th career victory to his impressive resume with a win from off of the pace.

Wait for It, ridden by Anthony Nunez, dropped down to the inside and sat off of a sharp early pace set by Admiral Abe who ultimately faded to sixth. Despite some traffic in the stretch, Wait for It found room and launched a bold late rally to prevail by one-length, completing the seven furlongs in 1:21.72. Chilly in Charge finished second while favorite Breezy Gust ran third.

Owned by Uptowncharlybrown Stud LLC the winner returned $17.60 to win. Trained by Edward Coletti Jr. and bred in Pennsylvania by Fantasy Lane Stable, the six-year-old gelding by Uptowncharlybrown pushed his career earnings to $559,828 and notched his sixth victory at Parx.