Native Hotspur wins delayed Direct Balance
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State-bred pacing fillies headlined Saturday’s
The extra week off certainly did not seem to matter to Kay Willis and Richard Beere’s Native Hotspur as she cruised to an easy 1 1/4-length victory in a snappy 1:53.3.
Despite being off since last November driver Mike Oosting confidently whisked the daughter of Ft. Apache Hanover-Broadway Charisma away from post position six. With a distinct lack of early speed from the other fillies in the race Native Hotspur was comfortably in front as she rolled by the opening station in :28.1.
Coming off a nice freshman season in which she put together a record of 4-4-2 in 15 starts, Saturday’s first-place check helped push Native Hotspur’s career earnings up to $65,777. Coupled in the wagering with Susan Hotspur (6th) the entry returned $4.40, $2.80 and $2.10. (Balmoral Park)