Noble doubles up in OSS 3CP splits
July 07, 2018
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Driver Danny Noble steered both winners of a pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts on a cool Saturday night at Northfield Park.
In the first OSS division, Noble put 1-5 favorite Bounding Dragon on the front end just after the first turn, and the rest was history as the son of Dragon Again cruised handily through fractions of :27, :55.1 and 1:22.4, before posting a 1:51.1 winning clocking.
Trained by Mike Roth for Alan Keith of Johnstown, OH and Carl & Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH, Bounding Dragon has now swept the first three legs of OSS competition.
Jo Jo’s Pet Rock, a 12-1 mild longshot got up gamely to be second for driver Tyler Smith, 2¼ lengths behind the winner, while 4-1 Slick Mick(Chris Page) finished third.
Bred by Emerald Highland’s Farm, J&T Silva and W. Spraw, III, Bounding Dragon upped his career earnings to $161,659 and his seasonal earnings to $90,250 from six wins, seven seconds and one third in 16 lifetime starts.
Rockathon was never headed throughout the second OSS division for Noble, pacing through panels of :27, :55.1 and 1:23.3, before posting a :28.1 final brush to win in 1:51.4 as the even-money favorite.
Trained and co-owned by Kimberly Dailey, along with partners Carl & Melanie Atley, the son of Pet Rock was third in his OSS Leg 1 division, and won Leg 2 on June 9 at Scioto Downs in 1:51.1 for these same connections.
Seeing Eye Single (4-1) was 2½ lengths back in second for driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., while 3-1 Letsallrock (Tyler Smith) was moved up to third after 11-1 Sectionline Bigry (Aaron Merriman) was set back to fifth for causing interference.
Rockathon now has $211,012 in career earnings from seven wins, four seconds and three third in 17 lifetime starts. He was bred by Ron Salcedo of Tennesee. (OSDF)