The top Indiana-sired trotters and pacers will compete Saturday, September 10 for more than $2 million in purses as part of Indiana Downs’ Super Night program
The 14-race card consists of 10 lucrative Indiana Sires Stakes finals and four consolation events. First post is slated for 6:55 p.m.
The $210,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for freshman trotting fillies will kick off the program. Cincinnati Star, a winner in each of three preliminary rounds, leads a group of 10 two-year-olds set to battle. Trained by Steve Carter, the Cincinnati Kid filly will start from Post 5. Trace Tetrick, who guided Cincinnati Star to her three ISS scores, will be in the bike. Bar Sue, a two-time winner in stakes action, has drawn the second tier.
Trottin Tiger, a runaway winner in two Indiana Sires Stakes preliminary legs, will be the favourite to capture the $210,000 final for two-year-old trotting colts. Trained by Mark Gillenwater, the Mossy Oak gelding has won his last two starts by a combined 21 lengths. He lowered his mark to 1:58 the last time out. Slotted in Post 3 in the evening’s fourth race, Trottin Tiger will be driven by Sam Widger.
Radar Contact will look to complete a sweep of both Indiana Sires Stakes finals in the night’s seventh race. The Dontgetinmyway three-year-old started the season with nine straight victories, including a triumph in the $200,000 final for sophomore pacing fillies at Hoosier Park. Trained by Charles Stillings, who owns the filly with Dean Ehrgott, Radar Contact will start from Post 2 in the $210,000 final with Dan Shetler at the controls.
Insatiable Desire, perfect in three ISS starts this season, will attempt attempts to complete the sweep in the $210,000 final for the two-year-old pacing fillies. The Pro Bono Best lass will start from the second tier in the 10-horse field and will be driven by Kayne Kauffman. Kerosene, an I Scoot Hanover filly that has won two of three Indiana Sires Stakes starts, will line up in Post 4, while Bonos Lassie, also perfect in three stakes starts, has drawn Post 8.
Next Flight In will put his perfect record on the line in the $210,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for freshman pacing colts. The Erv Miller-trained son of Panspacificflight has drawn Post 2 in the night’s ninth race. Peter Wrenn will drive the seven-time winner, who is owned by Mystical Marker Farms, Mary Jane Anderson and Jack and Peggy Hood. Fritz Bow, who is four-for-four to start his career, will line up in the fourth slot, while the Fox Stakes champion, Fridaynightflight, has the five hole.
Sophomore pacer Flight Elal will try to sweep both ISS finals for sophomore pacing colts Saturday night, as he has drawn Post 5 in the $210,000 contest. Trained by Jim Dailey for owners Pacey Mindlin and Kenneth Cohen, the sophomore has missed the board in his last two starts. GD Airliner, a winner in three of his last four starts, including two sub-1:52 miles, leads the challengers. Erv Miller trains the gelding, who is to be driven by Tyler Smith.