Trotting Series Continue At Hawthorne

Published: July 22, 2016 12:06 am EDT

On a warm and muggy Thursday at Hawthorne, two divisions of leg three of the Fox Valley Flan Stakes and Kadabra Stakes took place. The Fox Valley Flan is for Illinois-bred two-year-old filly trotters while the Kadabra is for the Illinois-bred two-year-old cold and gelding trotters.

Race two on Thursday was the first division of the Fox Valley Flan as a field of eight lined up with Dandys ESP the heavy post time favourite off a win in leg two.

Leaving quickly was Shes Savvy as she made the lead easily through the quarter in :31.2. On the backside, Shes Savvy maintained her lead through the half in 1:02.3. On the turn, Shes Savvy held the edge through three quarters in 1:32.4. In the stretch, Shes Savvy opened up the lead for Matt Krueger but shortened late as Beatrice and Casey Leonard rallied to catch her on the wire. Shes Savvy held second while Daisy Lou Duke was third in 2:02 over a fast track.

Owned by Ervin Miller Stable Inc, James Alan Geis, and Leland Mathias and trained by James Eaton, Beatrice returned $7.20 to win.

Race five was the first division of the Kadabra Stakes with a field of nine. Favoured at post time was Totally Pazzazzed for driver Casey Leonard.

Leaving for the lead was Trixies Jethro through the quarter in :29.4. After a half in :59.2, Trixies Jethro and Jared Finn led the field through the turn as he opened up in the turn through three quarters in 1:29.4. At the wire, Trixies Jethro opened up, winning in 1:59.3. Louscipher finished second while Cassisandfifth was third.

Owned by Charles Doehring and trained by J D Finn, Trixies Jethro returned $4.80 for the win.

The second division of leg three of the Fox Valley Flan was conducted after a short weather delay over a sloppy track. Favoured at post time was Betsy B Breeze.

In the opening quarter the favourite grabbed the early lead for driver James Lackey in :29.4. Opening up the lead on the backside, she covered the half in :59.2. On the turn, Lous Credit Report moved to challenge Betsy B Breeze through three quarters in 1:30.2. In the lane, Lous Credit Report took the lead for Jamaica Patton and held clear by five lengths in 2:01. Fox Valley Elana finished second while Lous Game N Match finished third.

Owned by Flacco Family Farms LLC and trained by Roshun Trigg, Lous Credit Report paid $11.60 to win.

Race seven was the second division of the Kadabra Stakes with a field set to compete in the slop. Matt Q was the favourite off three consecutive victories leading into this race.

At the start Bands Houdini grabbed the lead through the quarter in :31.4. On the backside Matt Q and Casey Leonard took over through the half in 1:03.2. After three quarters in 1:36.2, Matt Q led the field into the lane. Late stretch, Matt Q opened up and won easily in 2:06. Bands Houdini finished second while Swiss Bank closed for third.

Owned by Quaid Racing LLC and trained by Nelson Willis, Matt Q returned $2.60 for the win.