Hawthorne holds leg of Incredible Tillie stakes
June 17, 2017
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Two divisions of leg one of the Incredible Tillie Stakes took place at Hawthorne on Friday (June 16) evening.
The Incredible Tillie is for Illinois-bred two-year-old filly pacers. Race two kicked off the first division as an evenly matched field of six lined up. Getting away for the early lead was The Sis Master (Sportsmaster-Ar Sissy), but she was quickly challenged by Rollin Coal (Sagebrush-Emission Control) through the quarter in :31.1.
On the backside, Sheincrediblenasty (Sportsmaster-Roc's Big Girl) took over, covering the half in 1:00. On the far turn, Kyle Husted kept Sheincrediblenasty out front, going three quarters in 1:29.4. In the lane, Rollin Coal and Casey Leonard moved to take over and prevailed by a 1-1/2 lengths over Sheincrediblenasty and The Sis Master. Final time for the mile was 1:57.2.
Rollin Coal is owned and trained by Hosea Williams.
Race four on Friday was the second division of leg one of the Incredible Tillie with a field of seven. The heavy favorite was Fox Valley Jazzy (Yankee Skyscraper-Lr Dancin Dream) with Tyler Shehan in the bike. Making the lead was the favorite as she paced the opening quarter in :31.1. After a half in 1:01.2, Fox Valley Jazzy remained in control. Leading into the stretch through three-quarters in 1:30.3, Fox Valley Jazzy was pushed by Shelby Rae (Duneside Perch-Mystical Art) through the lane.
On the wire, Fox Valley Jazzy held on by a half-length over Shelby Rae. The New Americana (Yankee Skyscraper-Chicky Dee) rallied to finish third. Fox Valley Jazzy is owned by Demarrio Brown and trained by Herman Wheeler. ( Hawthorne)