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Ohio Sires Stakes Consolations On Sat.

Published: October 11, 2018 4:55 pm ET

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The Ohio Sires Stakes Consolations for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers of both genders will be contested this Saturday evening (Oct. 13) at Northfield Park.

First-race post time will be at 6 p.m. (ET).

Freshmen and sophomore Standardbreds not eligible to the $275,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships on September 7 at Scioto Downs, have a chance to redeem themselves via these eight $60,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Consolations. These youngsters may have captured an Ohio Sires Stakes leg during the past season but failed to garner enough points to enter the championships. Thus, by virtue of their points earned, the remaining top eight horses will now vie in the final Ohio Sires Stakes contests of the 2018 season.

Bellas Rose Power is one such filly. The Chris Beaver trainee garnered cheques in three of her four Ohio Sires Stakes legs for owners Beaer, Gallagher, Beachy and Zeehandelar. The Triumphant Caviar lass heads into the two-year-old filly trot (Race 1) with $50,135 in her coffers and a mark of 1:58 which was taken in an overnight at Scioto Downs on September 5.

TCs Best and Ilooklikeanallstar both won an Ohio Sires Stakes leg early in the season. The two are the standouts in the two-year-old colt trot (Race 3). TCs Best won his first leg for trainer and co-owner Chris Beaver, but was less successful the remainder of the season, earning $29,043. Ilooklikeanallstar, won his Ohio Sires Stakes second leg in 1:58.1 at Scioto in his only cheque-earning effort of the series for trainer Kim Dailey and owner Virginia Powell. The son of Ilooklikemymom has earnings of $34,286 from two wins after nine starts.

Dragonfly, a Dragon Again filly, was fourth and fifth in the first two Ohio Sires Stakes legs in her division, then didn’t start in the last two legs. Trained by Chris McGuire, Dragonfly heads into the two-year-old filly pace (Race 4) with a five-race win streak intact and $38,535 in her coffers. Likewise, Officially My Way is riding a four-race win streak as she paces into the consolation for trainer/owner Ron Randall. The Art Official distaffer has $43,263 in earnings from 10 wins from 16 starts, and although she failed to win an Ohio Sires Stakes leg, did garner third, fourth and fifth-place cheques in the three legs in which she participated.

Yankee Boots finished a solid second in the fourth Ohio Sires Stakes leg for two-year-old pacing colts, then promptly won his last three events, including the $40,000 Buckeye Stallion Series Final (BSS) one week ago. The Yankee Cruiser gelding will start from Post 3 (Race 6) for trainer Steve Carter. He has nine wins from 14 starts and $93,010 for owners Carter, Grubbs, Carter and Whitacre.

To Russia notched cheques in all four of her Ohio Sires Stakes starts for trainer Scott Cox, and just missed getting into the championship. However, she did win a series of Ohio Fair Stakes and has earned $66,302 this year to date. The daughter of Manofmanymissions heads up the three-year-old filly consolation (Race 5). Infrontandforgetit finished third in her lone Ohio Sires Stakes start, and since captured a $15,000 BSS division and the $40,000 BSS Final at Northfield last week for trainer Jim Arledge Jr. The winner of $65,726 lifetime will start from the rail in this same event.

The three-year-old colt and gelding trot (Race 7) appears to be a wide-open race, with the Hugh Beatty-trained and driven Secret Bro garnering the slight nod. The Dejarmbro gelding was unraced as a freshman and was fourth and third in his first two Ohio Sires Stakes legs before opting out of the last two contests. He scored in a $15,000 BSS leg and was third in the BSS Final. Secret Bro is owned by Stephen Sexton and has $38,855 in his bankroll from three wins, two seconds and four thirds from 16 starts this year.

Sweetnfamous will hail from Post 2 for trainer Virgil Morgan in the three-year-old filly pace (Race 8). The Yankee Cruiser sophomore skipped her first Ohio Sires Stakes leg, then was third, fourth and second in the remaining legs for the Let It Ride Stables of Boca Raton, Fl. Though she’s had only four wins from 17 starts this season, Sweetnfamous sports a healthy bankroll of $87,651 for her connections.

Trainer Ron Burke will send out a ‘one-two punch’ in the three-year-old colt and gelding pace (Race 9) with Super Pac Hanover and Dragonology. The former will get the benefit of the rail, while the latter has drawn the six-hole. Super Pac Hanover is a $42,550-earning gelding, while Dragonology has $128,167 earned lifetime — both by the ill-fated Dragon Again. Another son of Dragon Again, the Kimberly Dailey-conditioned Drew The Dragon, is also worth watching in the race. The winner of $70,338 heads into this race fresh off a win in a Dayton overnight on October 4 in 1:52.2.


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