Power Forward Lives Up to Name For Competitive Edge
Power Forward (3f Competitive Edge x Hard to Get, by Not For Love) more than lived up to her name on Sunday night when she overcame a slow start to romp home by 10¾ lengths in a Mountaineer Allowance.
Racing over six furlongs, the Competitive Edge daughter was a heavy favorite and added a small challenge to the race when she was the last to break and found herself at the rear of the field. The filly worked her way closer to the leaders down the backstretch and when a hole opened up on the rail around the turn, was in a prime position to take it.
In the blink of an eye, the race was over with Power Forward in front. She was briefly joined at the top of the stretch, but a few taps had Power Forward finding another gear. The filly was geared down by Alex Gonzales in the final sixteenth but continued to build her margin to 10¾ lengths at the line.
A homebred for Coleswood Farm, the filly has won three of her starts for trainer Jeff Runco.
Power Forward is a half-sister to stakes winning Slip the Castle and stakes placed Weekend Liberty. Their two-time winning dam out of Grade III winner Petrouchka is a half-sister to two stakes winners with the mare’s stakes winning half-sister Jennie R. producing two stakes horses and the granddam of three others.
Competitive Edge is among the top sires of his generation with 54 worldwide winners in eight different countries, led by four stakes winners and eight stakes horses.