Cupids Dash takes home the Autumn Handicap
Cupids Dash overcame a bit of a tardy start to take home the $7,000 added Autumn Handicap on Tuesday afternoon at Portland Meadows. Sent off as the even money favorite, Cupids Dash was in for a battle the entire way as at midstretch, there were four runners across the track. As they entered the final one hundred yards, Cupids Dash edged clear, but Clear Blue Sea started to run after him and was gaining when the two hit the wire in the final strides. Cupids Dash and Joe Crispin held on to win narrowly by a head over Clear Blue Sea, while Eyez on Brimmer wound up in third.
The win was the 8th career score in just 17 starts for Cupids Dash who ran his career earnings to just over $55,000 for owner/breeder Gary Chumbley. Scott Raley was the winning conditioner.
The final time for the 350 yards was 17.93 seconds.