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Scioto Hosts Ohio Stakes Consolations

Published: September 5, 2016 11:42 pm ET

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Eight $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Consolations were contested on a sunny Monday afternoon at Scioto Downs for two- and three-year-old Buckeye-bred youngsters.

The Ohio Sires Stakes utilizes a point system to determine the final standings, and this second tier of freshmen and sophomores of both gaits and genders were the runners-up in the final tally to those horses amassing the greatest number of point in the four-leg series.

In the two-year-old filly pace—a race marred by multiple breakers—it was the Mike Micallef-trained and driven Full Body Shot who emerged victorious in 1:53.3. The daughter of Manhardt picked up her second career victory for owners Anita Micallef of Canonsburg, PA and breeder Libby Myers of Napoleon, MI. Ellesan (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) was second, 2-½ lengths back, and then it was a gap of eight lengths to third-place finisher Big Bad Baby (Ken Holliday).

Full Body Shot upped her career earnings to $54,915 for her connections. This homebred filly is the fourth foal out of her Keystone Raider dam, Key To The Future, and is a full sister to Girllookatthatbody p, 4, 1:51.2f, a 26-race winning mare of $185,708.

Trainer Al Tomlinson harnessed the Dejarmbro filly Vandys Magic to victory in the two-year-old filly trot, clocked in a modest 1:58.1. Driver Peter Wrenn gave the freshman lass a near-perfect steer as the public’s favourite to see her prevail by half a length over Emerald City Of Oz (Josh Sutton) and Renee Lu (Chris Page). The triumph pushed the filly’s career earnings to $61,555 for owners Tomlinson of Mason, MI and Oliver Tatro of Davison, MI.

Vandys Magic is the seventh foal out of the Self Possessed mare Traditional Lady and is a half-sister to Tough Mac (by Lockkeeper) 6, 1:52.3f (292,449) and Diamond Tough (by Angus Hall) 8, 1:57.4h ($138,669). She was a $10,000 yearling purchase at the 2015 Ohio Select Sale.

Peter Wrenn was back in the winner’s circle again, this time with the two-year-old colt trotter Goldfinger, a son of Big Rigs owned by the Ohio-based partnership of the Parent Racing Stable and G Peters. Wrenn used come-from-behind tactics to best Major Count (Dan Noble) by a length in 1:59. Bellhaven (Aaron Merriman) raced close up throughout the mile to notch third. The win—his second in nine starts—upped Goldfinger’s career earnings to $46,511.

Goldfinger is the seventh foal out of the Mr Lavec mare Armbro Espionage and is a half-brother to Armor Hanover (by SJs Caviar) 7, 1:52f ($216,900). He brought a $32,000 tag at the 2015 Ohio Select Yearling Sale.

Super Lily didn’t disappoint her backers as she romped to a 3-½ length victory in the three-year-old filly trot consolation in 1:56.1. Chris Page was aboard the daughter of Neely Dunn for trainer Wes Hershberger who owns the filly in partnership with breeder Mrs. Robert Johns of Wooster, OH.

It was the 12th career victory for Super Lily who now has $62,745 in her coffers. Martys Lucky Chip (Dan Noble) was second, while Shut Up And Dance (Hugh Beatty) was third. Super Lily is the third and most prolific foal out of the Jailhouse Jesse mare Super Jenny 5, 2:00.2h ($25,292).

The Ronnie Burke-conditioned Wiggler captured the three-year-old filly pace consolation in a new lifetime mark of 1:53 with Chris Page at the lines. The daughter of Mr Wiggles is owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, Fredericktown, PA and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Canonsburg, PA. NPR Nine (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) was second with Hooray For Hazel (Josh Sutton) third.

Wiggler now has $80,945 in career earnings as she notched her fifth career triumph. She is the fourth foal out of the Keystone Raider mare Do Me Freedom and has half-siblings in Admiral Abbie (by Admirals Galley) p, 3, 1:57.1h ($71,031) and Grinadier (by Grinfromeartoear) p, 3, 1:57.1h ($37,54). Bred by the Michigan-based Engle Equine, Wiggler was a $6,700 yearling purchase from the February 2014 Blooded Horse Sale.

Longshot ($26.80) Mcthriller squirmed through a wall of horses in the final seconds to capture the two-year-old colt and gelding pace consolation in a new lifetime clocking of 1:53.4. Brian Brown conditions the altered son of Mcardle for owners NR Holdings LLC, Boca Raton, FL; TLP Stable, Kearny, NJ and Howard Taylor, Philadelphia, PA.

It was the third lifetime win for Mcthriller, who boosted his lifetime earnings to $71,000. Bred by Ohio’s GBW Breeding Farms Inc, Mcthriller is the first foal out of the Jate Lobell mare You Thrill Me. He brought a $75,000 final bid at the 2015 Ohio Select Sale.

Another mild upsetter ($21.60) World Of Gaming gave trainer-driver Danny Noble a victory in the three-year-old colt pace consolation, as he was clocked in a career best 1:50.3. The sophomore gelded son of World Of Rocknroll was given the perfect steer by the Buckeye reinsman, chasing the front-stepping Nothing Fancy(Josh Sutton) until deep stretch to get up for the win. Winna Winna (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) got up for second, while Nothing Fancy held on for third-place honours.

Owned by Stephen Sexton of Xenia, OH, World Of Gaming pushed his lifetime bankroll to $129,764 with his 11th career victory. Bred by Mel Hagemeyer, World Of Gaming is the third foal out of the Nobleland Sam mare Theresastorytoit p, 4, 1:55.3 ($107,199) and was a $6,500 yearling purchase at the 2014 August Blooded Horse Sale.

After leading throughout most of the mile in the three-year-old colt and gelding trot consolation, the gritty Need A Winner (Kayne Kauffman) give up a nose decision to Lets Go Bucks (Danny Noble), who came flying three-wide on the end of the mile. The three-year-old altered son of And Away We Go was clocked in 1:56.4, a new lifetime mark. Roundtown Rocker (Peter Wrenn) finished third.

The gelding’s eighth career victory pushed his earnings up to $98,130 for owners Jim Burnett of Wilmington, OH and Tim Homan of Maineville, OH. Bred by Benlee Troyer, Lets Go Bucks is the first foal out of the Credit Winner mare Feel This Way 3, Q2:04.4h ($2,652). He commanded a $5,000 tag a the 2014 August Blooded Horse Sale.

The Ohio Sires Stakes will wrap up the 2016 campaign with aged trotters and pacers of both genders going postward at Dayton Raceway on Oct. 15 in a quartet of $50,000 contests.

(OSDF)


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