Freshman kick off Maryland Sires Stakes
August 14, 2017
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The Ocean Downs crowd on Sunday watched the largest 2-year-old crop in many years hit the track with three splits for filly pacers and one for colt and gelding trotters.
Reinsman Ross Wolfenden picked up the win in the first division for filly pacers behind Miss Choptank (Total Truth) cutting the mile in 1:59 with Cool Toy up for place. Wayne Givens trains for owners Legacy Racing of DE Inc. and Stephen Townsend. Olive Branch Farm and Philip Wilson are the breeders.
The offspring from first-crop sire Charlie De Vie proved themselves in the colt/gelding trot finishing 1-2. Chucky De Vie gave Wolfenden his second stakes win one length ahead of Uncle Ike stopping the timer in 2:01.2 for owner-breeder Joie De Vie Farm and trainer Chris Ryder.
Princess Rusty (Rusty's For Real) with Jonathan Roberts in the bike took the second race for filly pacers in 1:59 for trainer Mike Hall, owner Al Carter and breeder Carter Racing Stable. Tell Me The Truth crossed the wire second.
The final prelim of the night took a photo to show pocket sitting B N Hopeful (Total Truth) caught the leader Sansa at the wire. Justin Vincent was the pilot for trainer and co-owner Carlin Savage and Gregory Knepp, Only Money Inc is the breeder. Time for the mile was 2:02.1. (MSRF)