The 3-year-old colt and gelding trot division of the 2012 Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) continued to produce upsets as a highlight of the Saturday evening program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.
In the $6,017 second leg of the FSBOA Sunshine State Stakes, favorites Trents Ringer and It's Very Possible made early miscues to eliminate themselves. Seizing on the situation was Do It All Man at 9-1 to cruise to a front-stepping victory in 2:01.3 with Louie Ginesi in the bike. Coconspirator, a 19-1 longshot offering, followed from the pocket for the runner-up spot with Mickey McNichol in tow with Lovable Guy in rein to Jay Sears closing next best for third.
It was the first career win for Do It All Man, a 3-year-old gelding by Anythings Possible from the Tabor Lobell mare R Nonie. Jean Beaulieu does the training for the ownership of Haras De L'Estrie of Dunham, Que.
The $5,373 second leg of the Sunshine State Stakes for the 3 year old colt and gelding pace division was a five horse non-wagering affair. Keemosabe dominated from the lead as expected but in the stretch, driver Bruce Ranger had to deploy the earplugs to seal the 1:53.2 win with a :26.4 last quarter.
Gold Star Raider, in rein to Mickey McNichol, rode the pocket for second with Diamond Cowboy driven by Sears following in for third.
Keemosabe, by Squaw's Fella from the Jate Lobell mare Bolero Athena, races from the care of trainer Stewart Nemiro of the Bruce Ranger Stable and he's amassed a slate of 9-5-2-1 already in 2012.
One of Florida's top amateur drivers, Laurie Lee Poulin, found the winner's circle for the first time this year on the Saturday night cardwith just her fourth mount of the season. Poulin was in the bike with Anahar Charlie for a front-end 14-1 upset in the weekly event for the Florida Amateur Driving Club over favorite Budlightning in rein to Ted Bowman. Trainer Donna Reidel is also the owner of Anahar Charlie, a 10-year-old Ontario bred gelding by Earl from the Jazz Cosmos mare Pretty Dashing.
In the weekly $8,500 Isle Mile Open Pace, Neptune Blue Chip survived a :26.1 battle to the quarter for front-end control and went the rest of the way to win in 1:52.2 with Tom Sells in the bike. Maxine's Menace with Bob Hoffman in tow closed stoutly from last to second while Bolero Topgun was sent first-over by Andy Santeramo in the final half and saved the show position.
Neptune Blue Chip, a 4-year-old American Ideal gelding from the Pro Bono Best mare Ms Pro Steinam, made it his sixth win in 23 starts this yearfor trainer Jim McDonald's Twenty Four Carrot Stable of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and co-owner Ciro Gentile of Boca Raton, Fla. (Pompano)