Favorites dominate ISS splits at Indy Downs
August 14, 2010
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Indiana Downs played host to the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for sophomore trotting fillies and freshman trotters Friday evening, August 13. Heavy favorites Msnaughtybynature and C-o-to Bluegrass won their respective divisions for trainer and driver Peter Wrenn, with several other bettors' choices collecting ISS triumphs.
Msnaughtybynature kept her perfect streak intact in Indiana Sires Stakes competition, winning the night’s second race with a 1:56 effort. The three-year-old Scramble Ranger-Miss Naughty Pine filly romped by nearly 12 lengths in the $48,000 split for owners Melanie Wrenn and The Kales Company. Deborah Maroon and Josh Sutton followed a distant second while Yankee Garland and Mike Hollenback were third. Victorious in seven of eight starts this season, Msnaughtybynature improved her career earnings to just over $450,000.
The second $48,000 division was won by Dr. Luel Overstreet’s Stoldis Bluegrass, driven by Dan Shetler. The Keep It A Secret-Stormont Ruby filly, sent off at 19-1, put a head in front of third-choice Sally and Mark O’Mara at the wire in 1:59. CJ’s Susie, trained and driven by Don Eash, finished third. The victory was the second seasonal win for the sophomore, establishing a new career best for the trotter.
Wrenn would send out his second winner on the program in a $40,000 ISS split for two-year-old colt trotters, guiding C-o-to Bluegrass to a 1:58 effort. Second-choice Hardrock Kid trotted a length back in second with Genesis Mercury rounding out the trifecta. Owned by Melanie Wrenn, Dan Courtemanche and Tom Courtemanche, the ABC Garland-CR Daydreamer gelding earned his fifth win in seven starts, taking a new mark in the victory. His career earnings stand at $50,550.
Dream Kid turned in the fastest mile for freshman trotters, stopping the clock in his division in 1:57.2. The Ron Burke-trained entry received every call on the way to winning by five and one-half lengths for driver Ricky Macomber. My Super Kid and Uncle Freddie were second and third respectively. The Cincinnati Kid colt is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, JJK Stables and Frank Baldachino. Winner of $54,337, Dream Kid took a new mark with the win.
Wrenn collected his third win on the program behind favorite Eight O’clock Rock in 1:58. Taking command for trainer Jim Dailey near the half, the CJ’s Secret colt finished a length and a half in front of ABC Muscle. Roscoes Rib Rack was third. The colt is owned by Jerry Zosel, Kathy Ratcliff and Kim Dailey. He has won two of five starts while banking $33,200.
Four $40,000 divisions for two-year-old filly trotters were carded Friday night, led by Backwater Minx and Ricky Macomber. At 11-1 odds, the duo lit up the board with a 1:59 mile. Elian’s Rosie finished a length and a quarter back in second while favorite Say Your ABC’s crossed the wire third. Backwater Minx is owned by Lynn Hanes and trained by Lamar Wingard. The Steeler Spur-Navicular filly has won four of seven starts, three coming on the Indiana fair circuit.
Favored B Delightfull wired the field for driver Mark O’Mara to win her $40,000 division by six lengths in a time of 2:00.1. The Bret Shultz trainee was followed by Secret Heidi and Miss Cincinnati. Owned by Ben Robards, the Danish Delight-B Low filly picked up her third win in four starts and possesses earnings of $43,575.
Trainer Chad Peter steered the favored Bar Nancy to a 2:00.2 victory in the third division, hitting the wire two and one-half lengths in front. Second-choice Totlxtc Bluegrass took the runner-up spot and Soxy’s Kid was third. It was the fourth win in 10 starts for the Above The Bar filly, owned by Hickory Hollow Stables.
ABC Easter rewarded her backers in the last split with a 2:00.2 upset. Trained and driven by Shetler, the ABC Garland filly, sent off at odds of 14-1, won by three parts of a length over Earls Miss Muffit, returning $30.40. B L Kidswillbekids raced third while favorite Bar Lady was fourth. The filly is owned by Shelter and Crystal Ball Stables. It was the first career win for ABC Easter, coming in her second start.