Gold Star Diablo, driven by Wally Hennessey, extended his Pompano Park winning streak to four on Monday night (Nov. 5) with a handy 1:55.1 in one of the four FSBOA sponsored Stallion Stakes for three-year-olds.
The gifted son of Mysticism was used early and then pressured until the top of the stretch before striding away from his rivals to a two and three-quarter-length victory over a game Mister Special T (driven by Mike Simons). Jay Jay, with Dave Ingraham in his sulky, rallied for third ahead of Silver Wings, who pressed the pace early, and Gold Star Flick, who picked up the minor award.
Trained by Mike Deters for owner Dan Clements, Gold Star Diablo 's share of the $31,000 purse spiked his career bounty to $90,476 -- $28,446 this year.
Off as the 1-20 favourite, Gold Star Diablo returned $2.10 to win.
Other Stallion Stakes winners were Krinda, Jennifer and Dangerous Mood.
The odds-on Krinda, a splendid daughter of Six Of Diamonds, led gate-to-wire and scored a 1:56.1 win for Wally Hennessey in the $30,650 event for sophomore pacing fillies.
Trained by Kim Sears for owner-husband Jay, Krinda earned her third win of the year in five starts, good for $25,637 this year and $76,976 career-wise.
Krinda paid $3.40 to win.
Jennifer, a daughter of Proud Bushy, earned her first win of the year in three starts in the non-wagering $28,500 Stallion Stake for trotting fillies, as she hit the wire in a lifetime-best 1:59.2, which annihilated her former mark of 2:03.4. The win was recorded in wire-to-wire fashion for driver Mike Simons and owners Kim and Jay Sears.
Dangerous Mood, trained by Jim McDonald for the Smiley Farm, wired his foes a lifetime best 1:58.2 in the $27,000 Stallion Stake for colts and geldings. He scored by almost four lengths for Dave Ingraham.
In the $10,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares, the invader Bucklegirl Bobette, driven by Wally Hennessey, made her first start in six weeks a winning one, scurrying around the Pompano oval in 1:53.3.
Pompano racing will continue on Tuesday night with first post set at 7:20 p.m. and a carryover in the Super Hi-5 of $8,819.32.
(With files from Pompano Park)