Beaver Opens Sires Stakes With A Double

Published: August 13, 2021 10:30 pm EDT

Trainer Chris Beaver harnessed the first two winners of the Ohio Sires Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies on a pleasant, mildly humid Friday night (August 13) at Scioto Downs.

Beaver watched as his Gabbys C Note trotted to a front-stepping 1:56.4 triumph for driver Brett Miller in the first $40,000 OHSS division and returned to the winner’s circle after the second $40,000 OHSS division as Caviar Roxie Due won easily in a leisurely 1:58.2. Caviar Roxie Due is now three-for-three in the four-leg series, having won legs one and two in 1:58.4 and 1:58.2. Beaver owns the filly in partnership with Steve Zeehandelar, Tim Homan, and VIP Internet Stable. The filly left the gate as the 4-5 favourite for driver Aaron Merriman, besting 9-1 Whats Up Cupcake (Tyler Smith), with 23-1 Lady Ruth (Dan Noble) garnering third-place honours.

Caviar Roxie Due, a daughter of Triumphant Caviar, sits atop the OHSS standings with 153 points, 50 points ahead of stablemate Gabbys C Note, who is also a daughter of Triumphant Caviar. Owned by Beaver, Johanna Beaver, and Zeehandelar, Gabby’s C Note captured leg one in 1:58.1. Finishing behind the 1-9 favourite was 18-1 Martysmagicmoment (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) with 18-1 Kirsi Dream (Mike Wilder) third.

Lady Camryn held on in late stretch to get her first career victory in the third $40,000 OHSS contest for two-year-old trotting fillies. The daughter by What The Hill was piloted by Dan Noble as the 4-1 choice, besting 4-5 favourite Sweet On Pete (Anthony MacDonald) by a head in 1:58.2, with 8-1 Blaze of Justice (Tyler Smith) third. Owned by breeder Joyce McClelland, Lady Camryn is trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. and now has $33,625 in earnings.

Hot Shot Temptress stormed to a decisive 1:53 triumph in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies. Aaron Merriman was behind the 3-5 favourite for trainer Kyle Ater and owner Ivy Holdings of Apple Creek, Ohio. The homebred daughter of McArdle notched her second victory in this series, having won the second leg in 1:51.2. She easily bested 5-1 Dragon Lady (Chris Page), with 7-2 Spitting Image (Brett Miller) third.

Sea Silk kept her undefeated win streak in place, capturing the second $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for freshman pacing fillies. Driven by Chris Page for trainer Ronnie Burke, the daughter of Downbytheseaside left the gate as the 3-5 favourite and held off the hard-trying 3-1 Cape Cod Hanover (Mike Wilder) followed by 12-1 Mermaid By The Sea (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) 12-1. Owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, Knox Services and Hatfield Stables, Sea Silk was bred by Steiner Stock Farm and now has five career victories and $160,000 in earnings.

(With files from Ohio Sires Stakes)