Breeders Crown Eliminations Complete

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Published: October 21, 2017 06:46 pm EDT

Hoosier Park hosted the second night of Breeders Crown eliminations on Saturday, October 21, with 14 eliminations on the 14-race program.

Lost In Time took the lead at the quarter and held control to take the first of three eliminations of the Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace in 1:52.4.

Wide through a :27 opening quarter, Lost In Time cleared the front from This Is The Plan, sitting second, and Nutcracker Sweet, in third. Unchallenged through a :56.3 half and through three-quarters in 1:26, Lost In Time turned for home maintaining his lead while pursued by Nutcracker Sweet from first over. This Is The Plan gave chase to his inside to take second, while Keystone Tenacious rallied up the inside to finish third.

By A Rocknroll Dance out of the Artiscape mare Summer Mystery, Lost In Time, owned by A Rocknroll Dance Racing, Douglass Miller, William Rufenacht, and Team S Racing, won his fourth race in six starts, compiling $385,555 in earnings. Trained by Jim Mulinix and driven by Scott Zeron, he paid $2.80 to win.

"There was a huge head wind down the lane, so I tried to set it up so I could get a breather up the backside," Scott Zeron said. "I knew it was going to turn into a sprint with the wind not being in my favor, so it worked out great fractions to play off where I could come home fast."

Positioned off a quick pace, Stay Hungry split horses late, edging to a narrow victory in the second elimination for the Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace in 1:50.4.

Grand Teton brushed to the lead following a :26.1 quarter, with Shnitzeldosomethin sitting in the pocket and Stay Hungry in third. Following a :54.4 half, 6-5 favourite Hayden Hanover tipped first over moving into the far turn, rushing uncovered until Shnitzeldosomethin pulled pocket at three-quarters, timed in 1:23.

Shnitzeldosomethin took control from Grand Teton into the stretch. Stay Hungry moved off the rail, moving between Grand Teton faltering at the rail and Hayden Hanover hanging toward the center of the track to draw alongside Shnitzeldosomethin in the final sixteenth, getting his nose in front in the final strides to win. Whos Better, closing from last, finished third, with Western Passage rallying for fourth.

Owned by Brad Grant and Irwin Samelman, Stay Hungry, by Somebeachsomewhere out of the Dragon Again mare My Little Dragon, won his fifth race in seven starts, earning $137,964. The $7.00 winner is trained by Tony Alagna and was driven by Doug Mcnair.

"I thought he was tremendous," Tony Alagna said. "He's so much better off a helmet -- last week, he went to the front, and he was the favourite in there, and I don't really think that's his game. He was explosive when he popped the plugs tonight."

Karpathian Kid brushed to the front, sat the pocket, and rushed through the inside to win the third Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace elimination in 1:51.

Im A Big Deal grabbed the front in :26.3 before Karpathian Kid took the lead into the backstretch. Closing Statement, pacing fourth, tracked the odds-on favourite's move to the lead and overtook Karpathian Kid before a :55 half.

Closing Statement expanded his lead moving around the final turn, hitting three-quarters in 1:23 while the field cut into his margin through the stretch. Karpathian Kid moved up the inside, matching strides with Closing Statement into the sixteenth pole before pacing by to win. Dorsoduro Hanover, shooting up the passing lane, finished third.

Winning his fourth race in 11 starts, Karpathian Kid, by Somebeachsomewhere out of the Dragons Lair mare Vysoke Tatry, has earned $151,267 for owners David and John Prushnok, David Miller, and Lawrence Means. Trained by Erv Miller and driven by David Miller, he paid $3.40 to win.

"He raced very well; the trip worked out good," David Miller said. "He's a nice horse - he's got a great attitude, he moves great, and he's got speed, so he's got all of the qualities."

Hannelore Hanover cruised going wire to wire in the first of two eliminations for the Breeders Crown Open Trot, winning in 1:52.4.

Taking control before a :28 opening quarter, Hannelore Hanover traveled unchallenged through a half in :57.4 and began to kick clear of pocket-rider Jl Cruze and Il Sogno Dream, tipping first over around the turn, heading to three-quarters, timed in 1:25.4. Hannelore Hanover held the front through the stretch, strolling home while Mambo Lindy rallied down the center of the track for second, while Jl Cruze, Il Sogno Dream, and Pinkman rounded out the finalists.

A five-year-old mare by Swan For All from the Dream Vacation mare High Sobriety, Hannelore Hanover won her eighth race in 15 starts this season and her 34th in 56 overall. Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino, and Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables, the Ron Burke trainee, driven by Yannick Gingras, has earned $2,111,939 in her career, and returned $2.40 to win.

"We were happy with her today; she did exactly what she was supposed to do," Ron Burke said. "She finished up strong with her earplugs still in. Last week [in the Sires Stakes Final], we were a little worried [because] she didn't even finish a good second - she kind of gave up a little bit, and that's not like her. We tried a new shoe on her last week for the first time in her life, and I really think that was it; she didn't like the shoe."

Sent the 8-5 favourite, Crazy Wow won the second Breeders Crown Open Trot elimination going wire to wire in 1:53.

Moving to the front before the quarter, Crazy Wow put up splits of :26.3 and :56.4 unchallenged on the lead. Stable-mate Gural Hanover, from sixth, moved first over into the turn, marching up to the leader's wheel at three-quarters in 1:25.1 before Crazy Wow coasted through the stretch in front of Marion Marauder closing down the center of the track for second, with pocket-rider Lookslikeachipndale, Homicide Hunter, and Resolve completing the top five.

A five-year-old son of Crazed out of the Mr Vic mare No Pan No Gain, Crazy Wow, winning his 20th race in 57 starts, competes for owners Our Horse Cents Stables, Stable 45, Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables, and Deo Volente Farms, earning $2,089,870 in his career. Trained by Ron Burke and driven by Yannick Gingras, he paid $5.20 to win.

Mach It So went gate to wire to take the first of two eliminations for the Breeders Crown Open Pace, winning in 1:48.2.

Setting a :26.1 opening quarter, Mach It So paced through a :54.3 half before undergoing pressure from Sintra, pulling first over from fourth, heading into the far turn. The two battled as Rock N Roll World chased at the inside third moving towards three-quarters, timed in 1:21.1.

Turning away Sintra in the stretch, Mach It So strolled to the wire in front, while Mcwicked rushed through the center of the track to snag second, with Missile J, Rock N Roll World, and Sintra rounding out the finalists.

A seven-year-old gelding by Mach Three out of the Beach Towel mare Beach Dancer, Mach It So, returning $11.00 to win, won his 38th race in 116 starts, earning $2,204,147. Owned by Bamond Racing LLC, he is trained by Jeff Bamond Jr. and was driven by David Miller.

Taking control heading to the half, Dealt A Winner held off a trio of challengers in the final strides to take the second elimination for the Breeders Crown Open Pace, winning in 1:49.3.

Keystone Velocity launched to the front, pacing a quarter in :27.1 as Mel Mara edged out of the pocket to circle to the front into the backstretch. Dealt A Winner followed Mel Mara wide into the backstretch, moving towards the top before a :54.4 half.

Unchallenged around the far turn, Dealt A Winner passed three-quarters in 1:22.3 as Mel Mara chased in the pocket and All Bets Off advanced first over. Keystone Velocity, shooting through the passing lane, lunged toward Dealt A Winner approaching the final eighth, with Split The House deeper at the inside and Manhattan Beach flying off cover late. Dealt A Winner narrowly held off Keystone Velocity, who finished second, while Split The House, Manhattan Beach, and All Bets Off completed the top five.

A five-year-old gelding by Cams Card Shark out of the Matts Scooter mare Lazan Hanover, Dealt A Winner, owned by Jeffrey Snider, won his 15th race in 58 starts, earning $962,870. Trained by Mark Silva and driven by David Miller, he paid $4.40 to win.

"He's been in top form and holding it there for quite awhile," David Miller said. "Mach It So raced quite well, too. It'll be a good race next week."

International Moni swept by his competition in the stretch, winning the first of three eliminations for the Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot in 1:52.4.

Top Flight Angel set the first quarter in :27.3 then yielded for the pocket as Dover Dan moved to the lead into the backstretch. Rubio, trotting third, angled first over, brushing to the front after a :55.3 half. Rubio held control around the final turn, while International Moni began gaining ground from fifth, trotting into third at three-quarters in 1:23.3.

Dover Dan, riding the pocket, pulled and overtook Rubio in the stretch. International Moni, towards the center of the track, continued to reel in his competition before kicking clear into the sixteenth pole, hitting the line in front of Seven And Seven, closing for second, and Dover Dan, who held third.

Owned by the Moni Maker Stable, International Moni, by Love You out of the Speedy Crown mare Moni Maker, won his eighth race in 13 starts this season and his ninth in 25 overall, earning $537,442. Trained by Frank Antonacci and driven by Scott Zeron, he paid $3.40 to win.

"The race set up great with so much action going on," Scott Zeron said. "It was setting up great for me sitting from the five hole. I was able to come first up like I wanted to, and, coming down the lane, I asked my horse, never slowed him down from the second I moved him, and he never slowed down coming down the lane."

Lindy The Great led every step in the second Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot elimination, winning in 1:53.

Strolling through fractions of :27.3 and :56, Lindy The Great remained unchallenged through the rest of the mile as Snowstorm Hanover, the 6-5 second choice, went off stride moving first over into the turn. Past three-quarters in 1:23.3, Lindy The Great strolled to the wire wrapped up, while New Jersey Viking dove into the passing lane and rallied for second, with Giveitgasandgo snagging third.

By Crazed out of the Muscles Yankee mare Highscore Kemp, Lindy The Great won his fifth race in 14 starts, earning $209,933 for owners K R Breeding LLC and Robert Rudolph. Trained by Frank Antonacci and driven by Tim Tetrick, he paid $4.20.

What The Hill won going wire to wire in the final Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot elimination, winning in a track-record 1:52.1.

Uncontested through fractions of :28, :56.4, and 1:24.3, What The Hill's lone challenge came from Yes Mickey in the stretch, who edged out of the pocket, attempting to slingshot by the tempo setter through the stretch. What The Hill, the 6-5 favourite, remained in front by a length and a half at the line, with Yes Mickey finishing second and Guardian Angel As finishing third.

Earning $808,212 in his 10th win in 28 starts, What The Hill, by Muscle Hill out of the Angus Hall mare K T Cha Cha, competes for owners Burke Racing Stable, Our Horse Cents Stables, Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables, and Deo Volente Farms. Trained by Ron Burke and driven by David Miller, he paid $4.40.

Marching first over around the final turn, Crystal Fashion powered to the top and held on to win the first of two eliminations for the Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot, winning in 1:54.3.

Odds-on favourite Samo Different Day left for the top, trotting a :28.3 opening quarter with Moosonee in second and Crystal Fashion third. Following a :57.2 half, Crystal Fashion tipped first over moving into the far turn, trotting alongside Samo Different Day at three-quarters in 1:26 clear of Moosonee trotting third and Fiftydallarbill moving towards the center of the track fourth.

Crystal Fashion eventually overtook Samo Different Day in the stretch, while Fiftydallarbill lunged through the center to take second. Samo Different Day held third, while Dawson Springs and Moosonee rounded out the top five.

A gelding by Cantab Hall out of the Tagliabue mare Window Willow, Crystal Fashion, owned by Fashion Farms LLC, won his fourth race in 11 starts, earning $155,292. Trained by Jim Campbell and driven by David Miller, he paid $6.20.

Fourth Dimension broke the track record in his elimination performance, winning the second Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot elimination in 1:54.

Moving towards the front as Mets Hall posted a :27.3 opening quarter, Fourth Dimension cleared the lead moving into the backstretch, trotting unchallenged through a :57 half and three-quarters in 1:25.4. In the stretch, Mets Hall angled off the rail to pursue Fourth Dimension, drawing alongside into the eighth pole before Fourth Dimension extended his lead into the final sixteenth, finishing clear of Mets Hall in second, with Missile Hill splitting horses to take third and You Know You Do and Skyway Torpedo completing the finalists.

Winning his sixth race in eight starts, Fourth Dimension, by Chapter Seven out of the Muscle Hill mare Corazon Blue Chip, races for Courant Inc., and has earned $139,700 so far this season. Trained by Marcus Melander and driven by Brian Sears, he paid $5.80 to win.

Downbytheseaside took the first of two eliminations of the Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace going wire to wire in 1:51.1.

Grabbing the front heading towards the first turn, Downbytheseaside put up fractions of :27.3, :57, and 1:24.3 with no pressure on the lead. Boogie Shuffle, riding the pocket, tipped into the passing lane in the stretch, but only chased and held second, while Photobombr Hanover split horses late to take third, with Miso Fast and Ocean Colony rounding out the finalists.

Owned by Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco, Richard Lombardo, and Diamond Creek Racing, Downbytheseaside, by Somebeachsomewhere out of the Allamerican Native mare Sprig Hanover, won his 10th race in 17 starts this season and his 18th in 30 overall, earning $1,661,841. Trained by Brian Brown and driven by Brian Sears, he paid $4.00 to win.

"We're much happier with his performance this week," Brian Brown said. "When you're down at the half in :57, you should make it home, but he was down at the half in :57 last week [in the Tattersalls] and didn't. We think we got it figured out - he had a high liver enzyme, so we're working on it with good-old cranberry juice; it's been helping the horse. I think we got him on the right track - Brian [Sears] was definitely happier with him."

With 3-5 favourite Fear The Dragon out of contention, Rock N Tony shot by pacesetter Blood Line to upset in the second Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace elimination, winning in 1:50.2 at 28-1.

Sitting the pocket, Rock N Tony stalked Blood Line as he posted fractions of :27 and :55.4 before experiencing first-over pressure from Macs Jackpot moving into the far turn, with Funknwaffles riding his cover second over. Through three-quarters in 1:22.3, Blood Line held a narrow lead in the stretch, with Rock N Tony diving to the passing lane at the eighth pole, shooting to the lead coming to the line. Blood Line held second, Beckhams Z Tam closed for third, with Macs Jackpot and Funknwaffles completing the top five.

Returning $58.00 to win, Rock N Tony, a gelding by Rockin Image out of the Cole Muffler mare Pandemonious, won his 13th race in 29 starts, compiling $487,812 for owners Anthony Lombardi and Rocco Ruffolo. He is trained by Erv Miller and was driven by Trace Tetrick.

"I expected him to race good, that's why we put him in here after [winning] last week's [Sires Stakes final]," Erv Miller said. "The sickness that plagued him about a month and a half ago - seems like he got over that. He's definitely heading in the right direction again. He's paid for himself several times over."

During the program of eliminations, Hoosier Park conducted draws for some of the Breeders Crown finals. The finals for the $500,000 Three-Year-Old Filly Trot, $500,000 Three-Year-Old Filly Pace, $527,500 Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace, and $526,500 Open Trot will be drawn live on Monday, October 23 along with the finals for the Mare Pace and Mare Trot. Below are the fields as they were drawn:

$600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Pace
Post Position-Name-Driver-Trainer
1-Reign On Me-Yannick Gingras-Richard "Nifty" Norman
2-Come See The Show-Tim Tetrick-Linda Toscano
3-Rainbow Room-David Miller-Joe Holloway
4-Youaremycandygirl-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke
5-Majorsspeciallady-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke
6-Im With Her-Paul MacDonell-Paul MacDonell
7-Strong Opinion-Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke
8-Fire Storm-Jody Jamieson-James Morrison
9-Pueblo Blue Chip-Jody Jamieson-David Menary
10-Rock On Ladys-Ronnie Wrenn Jr.-Trent Stohler
AE1-Kissin In The Sand-Tim Tetrick-Nancy Johansson
AE2-Aims Whisper-Mark MacDonald-Kevin Lare

$600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot
Post Position-Name-Driver-Trainer
1-Atlanta-Richard Zeron-Richard Zeron
2-S M S Princess-Ake Svanstedt-Ake Svanstedt
3-Hey Blondie-Andrew McCarthy-Chuck Sylvester
4-Manchego-Yannick Gingras-Jimmy Takter
5-Phaetosive-Trond Smedshammer-Trond Smedshammer
6-Top Expectations-Marcus Miller-Erv Miller
7-Jordan Blue Chip-Scott Zeron-Paula Wellwood
8-Lily Stride-Tim Tetrick-Mark Harder
9-Seviyorum-Andy Miller-Julie Miller
10-Looking For Zelda-Tony Hall-Norm Parker
AE1-Basquiat-Yannick Gingras-Jimmy Takter
AE2-Impinktoo-Peter Wrenn-Jim Dailey

$600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace
Post Position-Name-Driver-Trainer
1-Karpathian Kid-David Miller-Erv Miller
2-Western Passage-Brian Sears-Casie Coleman
3-Lost In Time-Scott Zeron-Jim Mulinix
4-Closing Statement-Brian Sears-Joe Holloway
5-Stay Hungry-Doug Mcnair-Tony Alagna
6-Whos Better-David Miller-Brian Brown
7-Shnitzeldosomethin-Peter Wrenn-Dylan David
8-Dorsudoro Hanover-Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke
9-Keystone Tenacious-Mark MacDonald-Paul Kelley
10-This Is The Plan-Tim Tetrick-Chris Ryder
AE1-Nutcracker Sweet-Tim Tetrick-Jimmy Takter
AE2-Odds On Lauderdale-Scott Zeron-Tony Alagna

$600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot
Post Position-Name-Driver-Trainer
1-Crystal Fashion-Tim Tetrick-Jim Campbell
2-You Know You Do-Yannick Gingras-Jimmy Takter
3-Fiftydallarbill-Trace Tetrick-William Crone
4-Fourth Dimension-Brian Sears-Marcus Melander
5-Mets Hall-Andy Miller-Julie Miller
6-Dawson Springs-Joe Bongiorno-Tony Alagna
7-Moosonee-Yannick Gingras-Christopher Beaver
8-Missile Hill-Joe Bongiorno-Tony Alagna
9-Samo Different Day-Brian Sears-Jimmy Takter
10-Skyway Torpedo-Peter Wrenn-Alvin Miller
AE1-Fashionwoodchopper-David Miller-Jim Campbell
AE2-Hat Trick Habit-Scott Zeron-Frank Antonacci

$500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot
Post Position-Name-Driver-Trainer
1-Seven And Seven-David Miller-Thomas Durand
2-Top Flight Angel-Andy Miller-Julie Miller
3-What The Hill-David Miller-Ron Burke
4-International Moni-Scott Zeron-Frank Antonacci
5-Lindy The Great-Tim Tetrick-Frank Antonacci
6-New Jersey Viking-Ake Svanstedt-Ake Svanstedt
7-Guardian Angel As-Tim Tetrick-Anette Lorentzon
8-Giveitgasandgo-Corey Callahan-John Butenschoen
9-Yes Mickey-Ake Svanstedt-Ake Svanstedt
10-Dover Dan-Corey Callahan-John Butenschoen
AE1-Moonshiner Hanover-David Miller-Christopher Beaver
AE2-Jake-Daniel Dube-Luc Blais

$500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace
Post Position-Name-Driver-Trainer
1-Sintra-Jody Jamieson-David Menary
2-Mcwicked-Brian Sears-Casie Coleman
3-Dealt A Winner-David Miller-Mark Silva
4-Split The House-Brett Miller-Chris Oakes
5-Mach It So-David Miller-Jeff Bamond Jr.
6-Keystone Velocity-Daniel Dube-Erv Miller
7-Manhattan Beach-Sam Widger-Walter Haynes Jr.
8-Rock N Roll World-John De Long-Jeff Cullipher
9-All Bets Off-Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke
10-Missile J-Tim Tetrick-Linda Toscano
AE1-Check Six-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke
AE2-Mel Mara-Corey Callahan-Dylan Davis