The first Ohio Sires Stakes event on the Monday afternoon 15-race card at Scioto Downs was Race 5m the first $40,000 division of 3-year-old trotting colts. A field of 10 went to post and favorite Can'tcutthatchip for trainer Jim Dailey didn't disappoint.
Driver Jason Brewer was unrushed in the early going, but when he moved him, the colt responded. Can'tcutthatchip won by four lengths in 1.58.2. The winning son of Chip Chip Hooray is owned by Kathy Ratcliff and Jerry Zosel.
Next up was Race 7, the first division of the 3-year old pacing colts. Favorite Friskie Adam started from post five for driver Kyle Ater and trainer Dan Ater.
Ater set the pace with Friskie Adam and led him to a 4 1/2-length victory in 1.52.4. This also set a new lifetime best for the son of Feelin Friskie.
The 3-year-old pacing colts returned in Race 10. A field of seven composed the second division.
Big Bossman for trainer Doug Hinklin went off as the race time favorite.
Driver Greg Grismore left from post 3 with Big Bossman and set the fractions of :26.1, :55.1 and 1:23.1 and cruised to a 2 1/2-length victory in a lifetime best of 1.53.3.
The final Sires Stakes event came in race 11. A full field of 10 was set for the second division of 3-year-old colts and geldings. Rompaway Galaxy was the heavy favorite and showed that he deserved to be.
The 3-year-old colt by Rompaway Wally won at odds of 1-2.
Regular driver Mike Micallef was in the bike for trainer, Krista Harmon of Michigan. Micallef and his colt were content to set off the early quick fractions. When the half time flashed up in :57.1, Miccalef pulled from the three hole and quickly had the lead. He passed three quarters in 1.26.3 and the colt opened up on the rest of the field.
Rompaway Galaxy set a new lifetime best of 1:55.4 and did so by a 14 1/2-length margin. (Scioto Downs)