My Hero Ron Rallies At Dayton

Published: December 23, 2018 12:16 am EST

My Hero Ron captured the $18,500 Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday, Dec. 22, his 25th on-the-board finish in 33 starts this year.

Driver Tyler Smith got a pocket ride for My Hero Ron behind Winwood Mac for the first seven-eighths of the mile. Night Pro launched uncovered in backside with 30-1 Hot Rod Dylan in tow. My Hero Ron dove inside midstretch and powered to the lead while Hot Rod Dylan kicked off cover to take second from Night Pro third.

My Hero Ron paid $5.20 to win as the favourite, but the 4-10 exacta returned $96.40 and a 50-cent trifecta paid $215.15.

The six-year-old son of Well Said’s 1:53 victory was his seventh of the season and increased his 2018 bankroll to $153,000. Overall the Danny Dubeansky trainee has amassed $770,000. My Hero Ron is owned by Brian Witt and Cory Atley.

Hollywood Dayton has just three programs left in its 75-day meet. Racing at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (Dec. 27-29) will bring down the curtain on the new track’s fifth and most successful season to date.

(With files from Hollywood Dayton)

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