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Sophomore colts shine in Ohio Sires Stakes

July 18, 2020
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Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions were contested for 3-year-old pacing colts on a steamy hot Saturday night at Scioto Downs.  It was the third round of the four leg series for sophomore sidewinders with both divisions featuring seven contestants each.

Stanford Court enjoyed a front-stepping steer by Ronnie Wrenn Jr. to notch his second victory in this series, clocked in 1:50.1.  The son of Nob Hill High, who is trained by Brian Brown for Robert Mondillo, Richard Lombardo, Hen-Shaut Stable and Lightning 5 Racing was second in Leg 1 and captured Leg 2 in 1:50.3. The homebred bay colt now has $157,210 in career earnings.  Stanford Court left the gate as the 1-5 favorite, with 7-2 Can Be Perfect second (Tyler Smith) and longshot Gray Dragon third.

The second OSS division saw Ocean Rock devastate the Scioto Downs track record with a 1:48.4 performance for driver Danny Noble. The son of Rockin Amadeus broke the record set in 2000 by Gallo Blue Chip (Dan Dube) of 1:50. Owned by breeder Sandra Burnett, Ocean Rock left the gate at 3-5 odds for trainer Christi Noble and now has $266,677 in career earnings.   The hard-trying Elver Hanover was second at 4-5 for Chris Page, while 90-1 Worthabuck (Josh Sutton) was third.

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