Master Of Mine leads DSBF in 1:59.1
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Four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund divisions for 3-year-old trotters took center stage on the Wednesday Harrington Raceway program.
Breakaway Racing's Touch Of White ($2.60, Corey Callahan) scored an impressive six-length win in the first division for colts and geldings with a 2:00 victory. The Keystone Activator gelding made an aggressive brush to the front near the top of the stretch and overpowered his rivals for an easy win. Chauffeur was second with All Lies third. Trained by Nick Callahan, it was his third career win.
The first filly division featured an unexpected result after heavy favorite Orabelle was off stride behind the gate and out of contention which opened the door for Linda Mac Donald's Stella A ($24.40, Ross Wolfenden). Stella A settled off the early pace but was able to mow down rivals late and notch her third career win in 2:03.2 over Green Queen and Katies Blu Diamond. The Anders Bluestone filly is trained by Joe Mac Donald.
Ben Brooks' Master Of Mine ($12, Victor Kirby) was a 1:59.1 winner in the second division for colts and geldings. The Master Lavec gelding set all the fractions in an easy win over Rocky Bomber and Zulu. Trained by John Wilkerson, it was his first career win.
The final filly division went to Eric Foster's Emmys Mayflower ($2.40, Russell Foster) who overcame post 8 for a two length win over Dabigspooky Bootah and Happy To Do It in 1:59.4. Trained by her owner, the Anders Bluestone led most of the way in recording her fifth career win.
Next week will feature the second leg of DSBF action on June 29-July 1 with the $100,000 finals on July 6-8. (Harrington)