Sky Marshal upsets in DSBF division
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In addition to winning the first race on the card, driver Carlo Poliseno won both ends of the daily double by steering Cicada's Song, a former DSBF champion, to victory in the second race in 1:57.3.
Veteran horseman Poliseno got away third with Sky Marshal as Super Fly ad Art Stafford Jr. cut out the leading fractions. On the final turn, Poliseno pulled Sky Marshal out and quickly engaged the leader and blew past en route to his first win of the year in two starts. Poliseno and Jane Dunavant own the CR Commando-CR Penny Lane colt who now has won $86,000 for his eight starts. Super Fly and Bother Kenny (Tim Tetrick) finished in a dead heat for second.
Theresademoninme won the $30,000 Open Handicap Trot with a powerful display. Jonathan Roberts, handicapped with outside post seven in the week's top trot, moved the Kadabra-Tortoni gelding out of third heading to half-mile and mid-backstretch took the lead from race favorite Melady's Monet and steadily moved away from the field.
Theresademoninme won easily by open lengths in 1:54.2 for trainer Dylan Davis who owns the 7-year-old with Mike Casalino Jr. I Like My Boss (Allan Davis) edged Celebrity Pegasus (Stafford Jr.) for place. Melady's Monet was fourth.
Holiday Promise, guided by Tony Morgan, held off Torkil in 1:56 to win a $16,000 conditioned trot. Euro Gap (Corey Callahan) was the show horse. Howard Taylor and Rich Lombardo own Holiday Promise, a brown 4-year-old daughter of Holiday Road-Promisemespring, one of two winners trained by Josh Green.