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I’m A Big Deal splashes to Dayton victory

November 23, 2019
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I’m A Big Deal (Brett Miller) lived up to his name on Saturday at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The 4-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere, a recent $155,000 purchase at the Harrisburg sale, captured the $17,500 Open Pace in 1:50.2 over a sloppy track.  The even-money favorite cut all the early fractions (:26.4, :55.3, and 1:22.3) before tacking on a :28 final panel to top Fourboltmane (Mike Oosting) and Eddard Hanover (Josh Sutton) by open lengths.

A consistent 1:49 to 1:52 pacer at Harrah’s Philadelphia over the past several months leading up to his sale, earning $57,000 in 19 starts, I’m A Big Deal had six wins for his former connections in 2019.  
 
“Word was that he had some problems bearing in on the turns, preventing him from being a super horse,” related driver Miller.  “Tonight, though, he steered perfectly!  He’s a very nice horse.”
 
New owner Dana Parham has entrusted leading Ohio trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. to condition and manage the winner.

The feature race victory was one of five on the program for Hollywood Dayton dash leader Brett Miller.  His other triumphs came behind Bottom Deals (1:52, $5.40), Major Deception (1:52.3, $5.40), My Buddy Ninkster (1:52.1, $7.80) and Blazin Baron (1:51.4, $4.80). (Hollywood Dayton)
 
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