9 Ohio Sires Stakes battle weather at Scioto
July 21, 2018
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Nine $40,000 divisions of 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies provided plenty of thrills to Scioto Downs fans on Friday night, July 20, despite hissing rains and ever-threatening thunderheads. Trainer Chris Beaver had three OSS winners while Kimberly Dailey harnessed two winners in the second-round action of OSS competition for state-bred diagonally-gaited youngsters.
Aunt Rose, a 9-5 shot with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., aboard, gave Beaver his first training victory of the night in OSS competition. The Uncle Peter lass had won OSS Leg One on July 3 at Northfield in 1:59.1 with a wire-to-wire effort, and this time used come-from-behind tactics to draw way by 4¼ lengths for owners Beaver, Michael Carter, Joe Sbrocco and Steven Zeehandelar in 1:59. One Last Howl was second with Mike Wilder driving at 5-1, with 14-1 longshot Well I’m Fancy (Chris Page) garnering third-place honors. Aunt Rose now has $40,000 in career earnings from her two OSS triumphs.
Bred by Spring Haven Farm and Doug Millard, Aunt Rose is out of the Yankee Glide mare Lightning Flower, making her a half-sister to Lightning Storm (by Donato Hanover) 4, 1:53.2f ($341,917); Wildflower (by Muscle Hill) 3, 1:55 ($267,487); and Lightning Force (by Muscle Hill) 3, 1:53 ($169,906), among others.
Beaver then stepped up to capture the fourth OSS division for colts with 4-1 Never Say Uncle (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) in 1:58.4. This Uncle Peter gelding sat second behind the 4-5 leader Oh So Pine (Anthony MacDonald), an OSS Leg One winner, before unleashing a :29.4 final panel to brush by the leader and take the victory by half a length. Bosley, also an OSS Leg One winner, was third at 6-1 for Ryan Stahl.
Owned in partnership by his trainer, along with breeders Joanna Beaver and Michael Carter of Florida and Ohioan Mary McLoughlin, Never Say Uncle has $22,000 in earnings. He is the first foal out of the Glidemaster mare Travelin Dream 3, 1:55.3f ($40,745).
Stablemate Pure Chance captured a OSS filly division for driver Aaron Merriman in 1:59.2 as the 2-1 choice. Owned by Beaver along with Steven Zeehandelar of Worthington, Ohio, the brown daughter of Triumphant Caviar was third in Leg One of this series and got the perfect two-hole steer by Merriman in Leg Two to up her career earnings to $24,800 in just her second lifetime start, holding off Leg One winner, the 3-2 favorite Stone In Love (Chris Page) by a scant neck. Fingerinthefrostin was third, half a length back, for Danny Noble at 9-1.
Pure Chance was bred by Jonas Schlabach, and is the sixth foal out of the Credit Winner mare Jewell Creek 3, Q2:01s ($6,036). She is a full sister to Ohio Sires Stake winner Sesame 3, 1:57.4f ($121,677) and to Jewells N Caviar 4, 1:59h ($30,857) and a half-sister to Explosive Ripple (by Explosive Matter) 4, 1:58f ($88,287).
Kimberly Dailey harnessed Ilooklikeanallstar to victory in the first OSS division for colts. The freshman gelded son of Ilooklikemymom grabbed the lead away from 10-1 He’s Star Struck (Tyler Rush) at the :28.1 first quarter and never looked back, trotting to victory in 1:58.1, officially breaking his maiden in his second pari-mutuel start for driver Danny Noble. Ilooklikeanallstar, a mild 13-1 longshot, finished two lengths ahead of 10-1 Cumberland Gap (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.), with 5-2 Homer Hall (Ryan Stahl) 2¼ lengths back in third.
Bred by Ohioian Andrew Kauffman and owned by Virginia Powell of Urbana, Ohio, Ilooklikeanallstar is the second foal out of the Tagliabue mare Chanteuse 3, 1:59.2h ($32,332) and is a half-brother to Getitwithoutagun (by Yankee Glide) 3, 2:00.1f ($28,817).
Dailey and Noble teamed up again for another trip to the winner’s circle, this time with the Winbak Yankee colt, Yankees Image, who trotted to a 1:57.4 triumph as the 8-5 choice in the third OSS contest for colts. Owned and bred by Benlee W. Troyer of Millersburg, Ohio, Yankees Image used nearly the same tactics as stablemate Ilooklikeanallstar to complete his mission for these connections; also making just his second pari-mutuel outing.
Yankees Image, who bested 5-1 rival Westfiftysecond (Anthony MacDonald) by half a length and 10-1 third-place finisher Wittyville (Mike Wilder), is the second and most prolific foal out of the Muscles Yankee mare Livias Secret 4, 1:59.2f ($29,577).
Only Take Cash—who finished second by a neck in the OSS Leg One at Northfield Park on July 3—redeemed herself in Leg Two, scoring a 1:57.1 triumph for trainer Bob McIntosh and driver Aaron Merriman. The bay daughter of Cash Hall, who left the gate as the 5-1 choice, made a three-wide move around the final turn to overtake OSS Leg One winner 6-1 Vivi D (Trace Tetrick) and prevail by a length with a :28.2 final brush. Mike Wilder steered 55-1 longshot Meadowbranch Vicki to a third-place finish.
Only Take Cash, bred and owned in partnership by Robert McIntosh Stables along with Dave Boyle and Mardon Stables—all of Ontario—now has $35,320 in career earnings. She is the fifth foal out of the Garland Lobell mare Armbro Affair 4, 1:53.4s ($430,997) and is a half-sister to Tough Affair (by Muscle Mass) 4, 1:59.2f ($69,968) and A Fair Conchnito (by In Conchnito) 4, 1:48.2f ($33,866), etc.
A second pair of Canadians prevailed in an OSS colt division—with the team of trainer Jason McGinnis and driver Anthony MacDonald scoring with 14-1 shot Yes in 1:59.2. The Manofmanymissions gelding overcame 13-1 Just A Passenger (Jeremy Indof) in mid-stretch to win by two lengths, with 9-2 Otsego (Aaron Merriman) moved up from fourth to third after 50-1 Creekside Pete (Sandy Batty) was set back to fourth after finishing third. Yes now has $24,800 in career earnings.
Bred by New Jersey-based trainer Eddie Lohmeyer, Yes is out of the Muscles Yankee mare Fantasy Yankee 3, 1:56.3 ($63,805) and is a half-brother to Cypress Point (by Yankee Glide) 5, 1:55.1f ($83,340).
Trainer Mark Winters, Sr., harnessed Leg One winner Lane Of Stone to an impressive, nine-length victory in the final OSS colt division. Jeff Nisonger drove the 3-1 son of Wishing Stone to a 1:58.2 clocking for breeders-owners Harry & Iris Horowitz of Brooklyn, New York. Shake N Bake (Greg Grismore) was second at 9-1 odds, with 7-1 ELO Hanover (Danny Noble) third.
Lane Of Stone—whose career earnings now stand at $43,424—is the fourth foal out of the Lindy Lane mare Wisteria Lane 4, 1:57.3 ($18,559) and has half-siblings in Why Argue (by SJ’s Caviar) 2, 1:59s ($21,253) and Laney Hall (by Angus Hall) 3 ($11,900).
In the final OSS division for fillies, it was 6-5 Feel Invincible As finishing as the public dictated, clocked in 1:58.1 for driver Elliott Deaton. This Broadway hall lass, who is trained by Anette Lorentzon for breeders-owners Aci Stuteri and Kjell Johansson, was all alone at the wire, besting 48-1 rival Bella’s Rose Power (Chris Beaver) by 6¼ lengths with 8-5 shot and OSS Leg One winner Spirit Bell (Ryan Stahl) getting up for third.
This second lifetime triumph upped Feel Invincible As’ career earnings to $27,500. She is the sixth foal out of the Credit Winner mare There’s A Way 3, 1:56.3 ($150,591), making her a half-sister to Touchdown AS (by Deweycheatumnhowe) 7, 1:53s ($182,403); Manhattan AS (by Muscles Yankee) 2, 1:57f ($43,000); and The Lionking AS (by Lionhunter) 2, 2:02s ($18,930).--By Kimberly Rinker/Ohio Standardbred Development Fund