Its Complicated and Igottafeelinfran share the spotlight at Scioto Downs in Friday night features, which honored Carol Cramer and John Pawlak for their recent inductions into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame's Communicators' Corner.
Its Complicated and Josh Sutton equal the track record for 4-year-old trotting geldings of 1:53 in the $25,000 Open Trot. Its Complicated started from post two in the field of nine for trainer Brent Davis and owner, Hatfield Stables.
Sutton used the inside post to his advantage and alertly left for the lead, but they had company from Jason Brewer and Somebody As from post eight. Sutton grabbed leather as they clocked the opening quarter in 27.3. They wanted the lead as the 9-5 favorite and came out to grab the lead and cleared before the half mile, trotted in :56.1. The pair had a comfortable lead as they trotted to three quarters in 1:24. Its Complicated held off a late rally from Fusion Man who was second and Somebody As and Jason Brewer were third.
Igottafeelinfran and Greg Grismore take the Carol Cramer $25,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace in a career best, 1:51.1. The four year old mare by Feelin Friskie out of Fran Anna is conditioned by Jim Dailey for the connections of Jerry Zosel, Kathy Ratcliff and Kimberly Dailey.
Igottafeelinfran started from post four after a scratch and was unhurried in the early going. Grismore got away last in the field of six. Betterluvnexttime and Ronnie Wrenn Jr used their rail post and pushed the gate away, determined to set the fractions in this short field.They paced an opening quarter in 26.1. When they continued on to the half way point in 55, Grismore decided it was time to move. The pair was sitting fifth when they hit three quarters in 1:22.3, behind the cover of Continual Velocity, driven by Chris Page.
When Grismore asked for more the mare responded in a big way. Pacing her final quarter in 27.4 and beating Continual Velocity by a neck and Betterluvnexttime held on for third. (Scioto)