Deborah and Jamie Bozman's Jamies Renegade ($5.40, Russell Foster), made her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund debut a winning one on Tuesday (June 12) with a 1:55.1 win in the first $20,000 leg at Harrington Raceway.
The three-year-old Pacific Renegade filly was making just her fifth career start and sprung a mild upset over pacesetting favourite Go Sandy Go with a strong surge in the stretch to prevail.
It was the third career victory for Jamies Renegade, who is trained by Walter Bozman Jr. Go Sandy Go held second with Time and Motion third.
George Teague Jr.'s Ibetyoucanwiggle ($5.60, Montrell Teague) was a 1:55.1 winner in the second division. The Clyde Francis trainee was a decisive winner over Peak Of Chic and Gracefullyforgiven. Ibetyoucanwiggle was a pocket trip recipient before exploding with pace to overpower front stepping Gracefullyforgiven. A daughter of Mr Wiggles, it was her fifth career win and one of three on the card for driver Teague.
In the $15,000 Mares Open, backers of 1-to-5 favourite Apple Bottom Jeans ($2.40, Foster) had to sweat out a tight photo finish before her number was posted first in a 1:54 victory. The five-year-old Mr Apples mare mounted a fierce attack from last on the final turn and edged clear of pacesetter Empress Deo in the nick of time for her fifth win of the year. Fashion Showdown was third. Owned by KDK Standardbreds, Apple Bottom Jeans recorded her 20th career win for trainer Kevin Switzer.