Six $20,000 divisions of the second leg for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for two-year-old pacers were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway.
There were three divisions apiece for colts and fillies.
There was an event held as an early non-wagering race which went to Nanticoke Racing and Donna Messick’s Ilikethemtrashy (Jim Morand), who was a 1:56 winner for trainer Les Givens. The Art Director-sired colt improved to 3-for-5 lifetime after reeling in a game Company After Six at the wire.
Another offspring of Art Director was the victor in the second division for colts as Kovach Stables and Tina Clark’s Artistic Director ($16.80) parlayed a pocket trip to victory in 1:58.2. Trained by Bobby Clark, Artistic Director was able to outpace the pacesetting favourite, Ramblin Bob, late for a narrow win.
The final colt division went to heavily favoured Hot Roddy ($2.60, George Dennis) for owners Rodney Long, Tim and Jim Hundertpfund. The Roddys Bags Again colt set all the fractions in his 1:56.2 win. Trained by Joe Hundertpfund, he completed a sweep of his elimination races.
Dianne and Joel Halpern’s Bags Of Stars ($3.60, Ben Stafford, Jr.) won the first filly division in 1:58.1. The daughter of Roddys Bags Again was able to sustain a strong first over bid in her one length victory.
The Stafford stable registered a training double by following up a win in the second division with By Design ($12.20, Ben Stafford, Jr.). The Roddys Bags Again-sired filly charged home through the stretch to prevail at 6-to-1.
The Wayne Givens-trained Seboomook Pandora ($6.60, Mike Cole) took the final division for owners Legacy Racing of Delaware in 1:57.3. A daughter of Cams Fortune, Seboomook Pandora was a front-end winner to claim her first win in six career starts for Harrington’s leading trainer, Wayne Givens, who carries a slim two-win lead over his brother, Les, in the current trainers’ standings.
In the $22,000 Open Pace earlier on the program, Toby Lynch, Jr.’s Sunshine Superman ($7.20, Jason Lynch) was a wire-to-wire winner in 1:54.