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KYSS Action Highlights Red Mile Monday

Published: August 24, 2010 1:58 pm ET

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There was a $3,385 Pick 4 carryover going into Monday night at the Red Mile, and fans supported the wager by adding another $12,417 into the pool.

It didn’t take long for the fireworks to begin for another night, as Don Irvine, Jr. guided 38-1 longshot Domi Racer to victory in the seventh race and opening leg of the wager. The results of the last three legs were nowhere near as surprising, and one lucky fan was able to take down the entire net pool of $12,699. The $1 payout was a track record on the Pick 4 wager, which is offered nightly on Races 7-10.

Kentucky Sires Stakes action also got underway, with the opening leg for two-year old trotters and pacers.

Each of the four classes split into two $15,000 divisions, with the exception of the two-year old filly pacers, where a field of seven lined up in a single $30,000 contest. Feels Good (driven by James Rattray) sat third the entire way through fractions of :29, :58.2 and 1:27.4 before fanning out in the centre of the track and exploding home with a 27-second final panel to score a head victory over Joes Miss Daisy (Dan Noble) in 1:55.1. Feels Good, a daughter of Mr. Feelgood--Maryanne Supreme, was making her first start for trainer Noel Daley after two earlier tries in Canada for owner Joseph Hudon, Jr. Overlooked by the betting public, Feels Good returned $42.60 for the win. Kiss Me Callie (Brad Hanners) was the early pacesetter and ended up three and a half lengths behind the winner in third.

Freshman filly trotters split into two $15,000 KYSS divisions, and Screaming Awsome (Mike Lachance) put in a huge effort to win the first division in 1:59.3. The daughter of Like A Prayer--Twilight Time was caught wide around the opening turn and through the opening quarter of :29.3. Lachance pressed on with the filly as the field trotted up the backstretch, and she finally cleared to the lead just past the half in 59.1. Despite the tough trip, Screaming Awsome reached three-quarters in 1:29.2 and sprinted away from her rivals down the lane to a length score in 1:59.3. The win was her fifth lifetime in only her seventh career start for owner-trainer Buck Sprinkle. Longshot Docs Victoria (Jean Dubois) was first over for a long way and dug in gamely to be second, while the even money favourite, Miley Jo (Brian Sears), was three and a half lengths back in third.

Social Queen (Dan Shetler) took the other $15,000 KYSS split for two-year old filly trotters with a gate-to-wire score in 2:00.3. She is a daughter of Daguet Rapide--Destinys Vision S, and is trained by Marie Ortolan Bar.

The most impressive winner of the night may have come in the final $15,000 KYSS split on the program when Tactician (Dave Magee) rallied late after sitting fifth the entire mile to win by a length in 1:54.3. The two-year old colt pacer is a son of Mr Feelgood--Western Cruise, and was making only his second career start for trainer Robert Taylor and owner Brittany Farms. The winner used a :27.4 final quarter to sprint by early pacesetter Camgrandest (Randy Jerrell), who ended up holding second in a photo over Docs Leopard King (Mike Neafus).

Visual Delight (Mark Evers) remained undefeated in two lifetime starts to win the other $15,000 KYSS division in 1:56. Visual Delight is a son of Arts Chip--Stylish Strider, and is also trained by Mark Evers for the Velocity Standardbreds.

Audition (Dave Magee) took one of the two $15,000 KYSS splits for freshman trotting colts in 2:00. It was the second win in five starts for the son of Valley Victor--Hot Dog Mustard, who is trained by Robert Taylor. The other division for two-year old trotting colts was won by JB Oui Oui (Jean Dubois) after sitting third throughout and sprinting by his rivals late en route to a one and three-quarter-length win in 1:58.4. It was the first career victory in five lifetime starts for the son of Daguet Rapide--Jolie Reve, who is trained by Henrik Hollsten.

Racing continues this Thursday at the Red Mile with a first post of 6:30 p.m. It will once again feature the popular Dollar Night promotion with $1 admission, $1 draft beer, $1 hot dogs, and $1 soft drinks. Also, college students receive free admission and program with valid college ID.

(Red Mile)


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