Lady's Dude sets all-age Miami Valley trot mark
April 18, 2016
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On the heels of One Lucky Dragon's 1:49.4 all-age pacing record at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night, Lady's Dude lowered the all-age trotting record to 1:52.1 on Sunday afternoon. In addition, the track record for 3-year-old trotting colts was lowered by almost two full seconds when Fantasy League captured a division of the Robert J. Brown Series in 1:55.2.
Lady's Dude, handled by red-hot Chris Page, in just his fifth 2016 start and second following a two-month break, left with alacrity and tripped the first quarter timer in :28, just as Boffin (Tyler Smith), who owned the track record (1:53.4) for older male trotters at that moment, was making a quarter-move to the front. As the lukewarm favorite, Boffin continued to show the way through middle fractions of :56.2 and 1:24 before yielding in midstretch to pocket-sittingLady's Dude, who trotted a :28 closing quarter to garner the track record as well as the winner's share of the $20,000 Open purse. Parkhill Lancelot (Randy Crisler) worked out a second-over trip to close for third.
Lady's Dude, an Ohio-sired 5-year-old son of Victory Sam,is owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and J. E. Yoder.
Fantasy League (Kyle Ater) obliterated the sophomore trotting standard with his four-length triumph in the day's first race. Getting away third, the sophomore son of And Away We Go moved prior to the half, cleared to the front easily before the three-quarters and coasted home a winner in 1:55.2. Owned and trained by Mike Sowers, Fantasy League bested Kentucky Hall (Jeremy Smith) and Chip Or Don (Tyler Smith) in his record-setting performance.
A second division of the Robert J. Brown Series, for non-winners of two pari-mutuel races or $15,000 lifetime, went to The Next Triumph (Jeremy Smith) over Rompaway Hustler (Roy Wilson) and Crowned With Glory (Ed Greeno Jr.) in 1:56.1. (Miami Valley)