Competitive Edge Paddock

Western Advantage Impressive In Debut for Competitive Edge

Western Advantage (2c Competitive Edge x Western Ransom, by Red Ransom) became Competitive Edge’s newest winner on Thursday at Aqueduct when the juvenile showed an impressive kick to win on debut.

Racing over 1 1/16 miles on turf for trainer George Weaver, the colt raced last early on as the leader opened multiple lengths on the field. Half-way down the backstretch, Western Advantage started to move up under Dylan Davis and took a spot on the rail.

As they raced into the stretch, Western Advantage had his work cut out for him but kicked into another gear to close nearly five lengths on the leader in the final furlong and a half. Continuing to roll down the stretch, Western Advantage won by three quarters of a length.

Owned by Jim and Susan Hill and bred in New York by The New Hill Farm, Western Advantage is one of six winners out of the Grade III winner Western Ransom.

The family also includes Grade I winners Cetewayo and Dynaforce alongside Grade II winner and multiple Grade I-placed Willcox Inn.

Competitive Edge proved to be one of the best of his generation last year in multiple categories and continues that success in 2020 with 79 worldwide winners, 11 stakes horses and four stakes winners.