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3YOs in Maryland action at Ocean Downs

July 11, 2019

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Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes continued at Ocean Downs on Wednesday.


The $13,425 division for sophomore colt and gelding trotters went to post as Race 1. After being parked to the quarter, I Deliver (Four Starz Robro) with Jonathan Roberts in the bike, took command, crossing the wire 2 ½ lengths ahead of Scooby Goo in 1:58.4. Greg Haverstick trains for owner Iron Mine Branch, LLC. The breeder is Kelley Rogers.


Reinsman Roger Plant Jr. sent Final Escape (Artiscape) wire to wire in the first split for the pacing fillies, stopping the clock in 1:59.3 a neck in front of Paper Bag. The owners are Leblanc Racing, Douglas Johnson and Glenn Dyke. The breeder is Winbak Farm and Steve Leblanc is the trainer. The purse was $15,575.


Mind Yown Business (Lockkeeper) owned the $13,575 split for colt and gelding trotters going gate to wire in 1:58.3, 6 1/4 lengths in front of Dr. Grinch. Megan Foster trains for driver-owner Russell Foster. Richard Hans is the breeder.


The filly pacers returned in race 5 with a purse of $15,575. Driver Andrew McCarthy pulled What A Fox (Somebeachsomewhere) at the half, going on to win by three-quarters of a length over In And Out Again in 1:56. What A Fox is owned by David McDuffee and trained by Brett Pelling. The breeder is Fred Hertrich.


Maryland Sires Stakes action returns with 3-year-old summer finals going for $70,000 each on Sunday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 17. (MSRF)

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