Jesse Lane Strikes Gold; Circle City Continues

Published: October 28, 2012 03:56 am EDT

Jesse Lane rallied home from off the pace to win the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Gold Final for two-year-old trotting fillies featured amidst a Circle City-filled card at Indiana Downs on Saturday night.

Driven by Mark O'Mara, Jesse Lane settled away sixth early on and rallied home off cover to win the stakes final in a career-best 1:57.4 by three-quarters of a length over fellow Jailhouse Jesse-sired filly Jesses Story and Ed Hensley. Lady Blitz and Peter Wrenn finished third.

Robert Reeser conditions and co-owns the bay filly, a runner-up in the Sept. 8 Gold Final who now sports a record reading 3-4-1 in 10 starts and earnings of $191,806. Black Dog Racing LLC, Richard Crammer, and Denise Dennis also share ownership.

Two-time Indiana Sires Stakes Gold Final champion Always About Katey was a wire-to-wire winner in the $75,000 Circle City division for two-year-old pacing fillies. Peter Wrenn guided her to a 1:53.4 three and three-quarter length score. The Always A Virgin filly is now nine-for-11 in her career with earnings totalling $345,275 for trainer Roger Welch and owners William C. De Long, William P. De Long, and Katey McClymont.

Blatantly Best later advanced first over from fourth to win the $83,000 Circle City division for two-year-old pacing colts for the father-son, trainer-driver team of Marcus and Erv Miller. The Cambest colt, whose biggest paycheque to date was earned with a second-place finish in the Kentucky Sires Stakes Final, is five-for-seven in his career and had yet to miss the board while banking $124,600. He is owned by Mary Jane Anderson and Tim Towne.

Ron Burke trainees Take It Back Terry and Moveoutofmyway swept the two divisions for three-year-old pacing colts.

Moveoutofmyway overcame an outside post 10 start to win the first $45,300 division in 1:52 by half a length with driver Ed Hensley aboard. The son of Dontgetinmyway notched his sixth win in 23 starts while increasing his seasonal bankroll to $81,526 for Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, and Frank Baldachino.

Take It Back Terry and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. held off All Steinam and Trace Tetrick by half a length to win the second $45,000 division for three-year-old pacing colts in 1:52.2. The Western Terror gelding is owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Lawrence Karr, and Phillip Collura. The win was his sixth in 24 outings this year and pushed his earnings to $122,976.

Upfront Billy, with Trace Tetrick catch-driving, front-stepped his way to a career-best 1:53.3 four and a half length victory in the first $45,000 Circle City division for the three-year-old trotting colts. William Zendt trains and co-owns the Andover Hall gelding with C. Ed Mullinax. Unraced at two, Upfront Billy has won seven of his 19 races while banking $163,041.

Bobby Brower trainee Prayer Session rallied home from off cover to win the second division in 1:56 flat with Dave Magee in the sulky. The son of Like A Prayer, who recently won an Old Oaken Bucket division on Little Brown Jug day and was the runner-up in the Kentucky Sires Stakes Final in Lexington and Goodtimes Trot earlier this year at Mohawk Racetrack, improved his sophomore record 7-6-2 in 15 starts and pushed his seasonal bankroll to over $320,000. He is owned by DM Stables LLC.