Sunday (June 22) marked the 2014 debut of Maine Sire Stakes racing at Scarborough Downs and upsets were the order of the day.
Double D Deluxe got things off to a rollicking start, winning at 10-1 and keying a $582.20 exacta, as the Donald Dickison trainee rallied to secure his maiden win over the heavily favored AC's Meadow Star, who failed to hit the board. Gettin Outta Line (Eddie Davis Jr.) was second, while Little Big Time (Charlene Cushing) held firm for the show. The mile was timed in 2:00 flat. Double D Deluxe, by Baron Biltmore-Primo Deluxe, is owned and bred by Dickinson.
The upsets continued in the second division as Fast Del (Gary Mosher), last year's freshman champion, was unable to hold off the late charge of David The Saint (Mark Athearn), who just got up for the win timed in 1:59.2. AlLittleBitCounty (Kevin Switzer Jr.) rallied to complete the top three.
David The Saint, by Neutralize-Skinnylegsandall, was bred by Normand St. Clair and co-owned by St. Clair, Don Harmon Sr. and Gretchen Athearn.
The third and final split produced the biggest payoffs as Drama King (Dan Deslandes) returned $158.60 to win and keyed a $944.80 trifecta payoff as the heavily favored Badbet Harry (David Ingraham) could finish no better than third. Toothpicktycoon (Kevin Switzer) was second.
Drama King, by B Dramatic-Sweet B Skipalong, is owned by James Smallwood.
In other news, Kevin Switzer held the hot hand on Sunday, steering four horses down victory lane.
Sire Stakes racing continues next weekend as Scarborough Downs goes to post Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:05 p.m. (Scarborough Downs)