Kindergarten divisions in spotlight at Red Mile
September 17, 2015
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The Kindergarten Trotting series continued on Thursday evening at The Red Mile. The colt divisions began the evening with Maven's Way scoring a $37.20 upset for young Oskar Florhed, taking a nice record of 1:55.3 in the process. The son of Muscle Hill from Doris Deo sat close up early, then wore down Dominion Beach in the shadow of the wire for the win.
Maven's Way is trained by Ake Svanstedt for his own interests along with partners Mal & Janet Burroughs and TLP Stable.
Charlie Norris worked out a perfect pocket trip for Cloud Nine Hanover in the next division for a huge $54.40 upset after favored Southwind Flash broke on the final bend. Norris trains the son of Muscle Massive, who was winning for the first time on behalf of his wife Carrie, Acadia Farms and G&B Racing. Celebrity Express rallied from well back for the place.
Hollywood Highway struck a blow for favoritism, winning right back for Dave Palone in a new record of 1:55.2 in the third and last colt split. He's another by Muscle Massive who has found his best form here on the clay for trainer Staffan Lind. Marvin Katz and Al Goldband share the ownership.
Palone won the very next race with Haughty, who has clearly been the class of the Kindergarten filly races in Lexington. Jimmy Takter conditions the winner and had the second-place finisher as well in Hollywood Hill. Haughty was well within herself tonight in a measured 1:55.4 tally. She races for the ownership group of Al Libfeld, Marvin Katz and Sam Goldband.
Howie Okusko, Jr steered Sweet Ashley T to yet another upset in the last of the Kindergarten races, returning $38.60 to her small legion of backers. The Conway Hall filly took a 1:56 record in the process for trainer Homer Hochstetler, who owns her with South Of The Tracks Racing.
The Kindergarten goes on hiatus until leg five set for October 23 at Vernon Downs, with the finals the next week.
Red Mile racing resumes on Saturday before going dark for week. The Grand Circuit kicks off on Wednesday, September 30 racing at 7pm through Saturday, October 3 then matinee racing the following Wednesday through Saturday.
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