Fancy Creek Elusiv wins in 1:51 at Dayton
December 20, 2015
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Splitting rivals in the final 100 yards of the race, Fancy Creek Elusiv and driver Chris Page captured the $10,500 Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday in a quick 1:51 despite sub-freezing temperatures.
Content to sit third and save ground skimming the pylons through the first seven-eighths of the race, Page found a seam just wide enough to squeeze Fancy Creek Elusiv through halfway through the stretch and exploded for a narrow upset victory over pacesetter Thisjetsabookin (Josh Sutton) and first-up Jammin Joshua (Tyler Smith), who finished second and third.
Sent off at 9-2 odds, the winner won for the ninth time this year and increased his earnings to $114,394 in 2015. The 1:51 clocking was within three-fifths of a second of the Sportsmaster gelding's best, a 1:50.2 effort at Scioto Downs in the summer.
Billy Farmer trains Fancy Creek Elusiv for owner Todd Rosenberg. (Hollywood Dayton)