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Ohio Sires Stakes action at Northfield

October 01, 2010

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Two-year-old fillies contested their final Ohio Sires Stakes preliminaries at Northfield Park Friday night, leading up to the rich Ohio Super Day at Lebanon Raceway Saturday, October 9 and favorites posted fast miles in all four legs.
There were two $19,000 pacing splits and Jerry Osborne’s Osborne’s Sweeper and Winchester Baye Acres’ Cruise On Ashley were impressive 1-5 ($2.40) winners. In the first heat, Osborne’s Sweeper took control just after the 28.4 quarter and rolled to a 1:55.4 win by 3 ¼ lengths over Our Little Filly. Ryan Stahl drove the Eric Hamlet-trainee, a daughter of the dominant Ohio broodmare Myopia’s Mop, by On The Attack. The win was her 5th in eights starts and pushed her career earnings to $$64,002. Cruise On Ashley led at every call fro Dan Noble, posting a 1:57.1 neck win over hard-charging Surf New York. Ocean Pearl was third. Cruise On Ashley is a Yankee Cruiser filly from Abitof Ashley. She is trained by Ron Potter and has won five of seven starts, banking $50,874.
The first $19,600 trotting heat saw Ml Cupcake ($2.80) and Chip Noble roll by the field just past three-quarters to win by nearly five lengths in 2:01.3. Scott Mogan trains the daughter of Master Lavec- Cc Cupcake for William Jeff Johnson II and Douglas Millard.
The second trotting split went to Striking Lass ($3.20) and Robin Miller who trotted home in a comfortable 2:02.2 after the other main contenders, Minnie Spur and Photo Memory made early breaks. Dontevenknowmymame was second and Just For One Day finished third. Jeff Conger trains the winner, a Pegasus Spur filly, for Dean Davis and Jeff Snyder of Wooster, Ohio, She has won four of 11 this year, banking $30,894.
Dan Noble won five of the first nine races on the card, while leading driver Dan Charlino stalled in his drive toward career win 2,000. He entered the night needing just nine wins to hit the double millennium, but was winless through the first eleven races of the night.
Saturday at Northfield features freshman colts and geldings in their final Ohio Sires Stakes preliminary legs. (Northfield)
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