Charlie May, the 3-2 favourite, set a national season’s mark in the second of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OHSS) for two-year-old pacing colts on a balmy Saturday night (July 25) at Northfield Park.
The youngster clocked a mile in 1:53 for driver Danny Noble and trainer Steve Carter. Owned by breeder Don R. Tiger, the son of McArdle has amassed $115,000 in his brief career while undefeated in three starts. Hardt At Work was second at 4-5 odds for trainer-driver Mike Micallef, with 12-1 Jackie Moon getting up for third with Chris Page driving.
Charlie May, a chocolate brown colt, won OHSS Leg One in 1:54.2 for these same connections with a similar pacesetting effort.
Laughagain Hanover received a perfect steer by driver Peter Wrenn in the first OHSS contest, timed in 1:55. The son of McArdle is trained by Laura Searway for owners Cimaglio, Richardson and Gilmartin and also captured Leg One of this series on July 11 at Scioto Downs, when he stopped the timer in a career-best 1:54.3. Laughagain Hanover left the gate at 9-5 odds, finishing a length in front of 3-5 Home Team with Dcrockinmoondancer third at 9-1 odds. Laughagain now has $40,248 in earnings and is three for three lifetime.
Im Sorry Man, the 8-1 choice, overcame the leading 2-5 favorite Odds On Pick Six to capture the third OHSS in 1:53.2. Driven by Kayne Kauffman for breeder-owner Matt Rowe, the Mr Apples gelding was third in OHSS Leg One but broke his maiden in this preliminary, upping his career earnings to $42,800. Big Money Mike, at 9-1 in the wagering, was third for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.
(Ohio Sires Stakes)