Pompano Super Night In The Books

Published: November 26, 2018 01:13 pm EST

Pompano Park hosted the 2018 edition of ‘Super Night’ on Sunday (Nov. 25) which saw eight championships, worth a combined $415,000 in purses, contested.

The stables of Kim Sears and Mike Deters dominated the events. The Sears contingency won five championship events and the Deters camp won two. The Hennessey Stable captured the remaining piece of pie.

Driver Wally Hennessey won six of the championships. Pilots Jim Meittinis and Mike Simons won one apiece.

Recaps of the dashes appear below.

$49,200 BREEDERS STAKES FOR TWO YEAR-OLD TROTTING FILLIES (non-betting)

Kerry B – a slick-looking daughter of Muscle Mass, driven by Wally Hennessey for trainer Kim Sears and owner-husband Jay – took command early on from Post 1 and wired together panels of :30, 1:01.1 and 1:31.3 before sealing the issue with a :30 finale to hit the wire in 2:01.3. She scored by three quarters of a length over another Sears trainee, Proud Sophie. Crown Bushy suffered from a miscue early and finished third in the trio.

The win was No. 5 on the season for Kerry B and pushed her seasonal bounty to $49,447.

$52,500 BREEDERS STAKES FOR TWO YEAR-OLD TROTTING COLTS AND GELDINGS (non-betting)

Prairie Gem, a sharp-looking gelded son of Shibboleth Hanover, won in a lifetime best 1:59.2 for Jim Meittinis, who was in the bike for trainer Mike Deters, who co-owns with Fritz Racing, Laurie Poulin and Fred Morosini.

Prairie Gem was away alertly from Post 2 and led every step of the event through fractions of :29.2, :59.2 and 1:28.3. He hit the wire three quarters of a length ahead of another Deters trainee, Prairie Shibby. Another entrant on the Deters roster finished third, that being Prairie Arrow.

The winner now sports a scorecard of 4-1-0 in his five career starts, good for $49,150.

$51,500 BREEDERS STAKES FOR THREE YEAR-OLD TORTTING FILLIES (non-betting)

Jennifer, driven by Mike Simons, used her rail post position to perfection, as she out-rushed arch-rival I Rhoda Daley at the start to prevail by a length over her opponent in 2:00.1.

The daughter of Proud Bushy, trained by Kim Sears, who co-owns with Jay Sears, earned her second win of the year in only five starts.

For Jennifer, who was second to I Rhoda Daley in the 2017 edition of Super Night, it pushed her career bankroll to $83,928 on the strength of a scorecard reading 4-7-2 in 14 lifetime starts.

$49,750 BREEDERS STAKES FOR THREE YEAR-OLD TROTTING COLTS AND GELDINGS (non-betting)

Captain Thomas, handled by Wally Hennessey for trainer Dan Hennessey and owner John Campagnuolo, got a picture-perfect journey by staking Dangerous Mood through panels of 29.1, :59.2 and 1:28.4 before leaving his cozy pocket to waltz by in the lane and on to a seven-length score in a lifetime best 1:58.3. Dangerous Mood did finish second over Brian, who completed the order of finish.

The altered son of Proud Bushy, last year's Super Night Champion in his two year-old class, defended his crown this year for his sixth win of the year in nine starts, good for $53,187 this year and $86,063 lifetime.

$53,100 BREEDERS STAKES FOR THREE YEAR-OLD PACING FILLIES (non-betting)

Krinda, with Wally Hennessey in her sulky, pushed the wings of the starting gate out of her way at the start and carded panels of :27.3, :57.4 and 1:26 before pulling away from her foes turning for home, scoring by more than three lengths in a lifetime-best 1:54.2.

The daughter of Six Of Diamonds, trained by Kim Sears for owner-husband Jay, left Prairie Easter in her wake with Starcasim next after her backside binge brought her close to the saddle pad of the winner around the final bend. Diamond Eyes and Prairie Foolish were next in this quintet.

The win – Krinda's ninth lifetime in only 15 starts – pushed her career bankroll over the $100,000 mark -- $104,186, to be precise.

$53,900 BREEDERS STAKES FOR THREE YEAR-OLD PACING COLTS AND GELDINGS

Gold Star Diablo, with Wally Hennessey handling the lines for trainer Mike Deters and owner Dan Clements, lived up to his 1-20 betting popularity by scoring a handy 1:55.1 win over Jay Jay with Mister Special T third. Gold Star Flick and Silver Wings also earned minor awards in this sextet of sophomores.

Gold Star Diablo, a gelded son of Mysticism, made a quarter move (:28.2) to the front and wired together subsequent panels of :58.2 and 1:26.3 before an effortless :28.3 finale sealed the issue in this Super Night win – his sixth straight this fall season at Pompano Park.

In defending the crown he won as a Super Night champion last year, Gold Star Diablo sent his 2018 bounty to $120,426 -- $58,396 this year. He paid $2.10 to his multitude of backers.

$53,700 BREEDERS STAKES FOR TWO YEAR-OLD PACING COLTS AND GELDINGS

Mister Marvalous, a gelded juvenile son of Delmarvalous, gamely held off the serious late charge of longshot (44-1) JBs Boomerang, to score by a neck in 1:55.4.

Driven by Wally Hennessey for trainer Kim Sears and owners Jay Sears and Richard Dunmire, Mister Marvalous took charge early and posted fractions of :27.3, :57.3 and 1:26.4 before his :29 finale was just good enough to hold off JBs Boomerang, who, himself blazed a final panel in :28.

Prairie Midnight, in the cozy pocked all the way, finished third over Gold Star Yoder, who made a serious bid around the final bend, and Zaza Boy.

In stretching his winning skein to six in an unscathed fall season in south Florida, Mister Marvalous sent his earnings vaulting over the $50,000 mark by $657.

He, too, paid $2.10 to win.

$55,500 BREEDERS STAKES FOR TWO YEAR-OLD PACING FILLIES

Natasha, a brilliant looking daughter of Six Of Diamonds, survived being roughed up during a bang-bang opening quarter -- :27.1 -- and went on to score by more than four lengths for Wally Hennessey in 1:54.1, which went down as a lifetime-best performance.

Given all she could handle in an early three-wide tussle for the front, Natasha went on to card fractions of :57 and 1:25.3 before a :28.3 final locked up her championship performance.

Prairie Westerngal finished second and Calebs Diamond T finished third. Prairie Cougar finished fourth over Rockin Ellie, who paced a middle half in :56.4 to draw within a length of the leader around the final turn.

For Natasha, trained by Kim Sears for owner Jay Sears, it was her seventh consecutive win during this fall stakes season, sending her bounty to $67,875 to go along with her new lifetime mark.

Off at a dime to a dollar, Natasha paid $2.20 to win.

Reflecting on his big night, a humble Walter Hennessey remarked, "Credit should go to the people behind the scenes that make this possible--the caretakers, trainers--you know, they are the one's who work from the darkness before the sun comes up to the darkness at midnight. All I do is try and do the best with the talent they have given me...and I've only got a couple of minutes to do it!"

Pompano racing will continue on Monday night. A Super Hi-5 Jackpot carryover of $27,904 awaits.

Post time has been set for 7:20 p.m.

(With files from Pompano Park)

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