Stars Align for fourth straight win at Dayton
October 17, 2020
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It doesn't seem to make a bit of difference how the stars align in southwest Ohio, Stars Align A seems unbeatable in the weekly Open Pace. The Aussie import raced for brand new owner Joshua Graber, who purchased the 7-year old son of Art Major via a recent online auction for a reported $100,000 bid, on Saturday night (Oct. 17) with the same result--a stunning and dominating performance.
Despite being assigned the nine hole in an impressive ten horse field, regular driver Dan Noble set sail immediately with the 4-5 favorite and easily gained command before an eighth of a mile transpired. With the stud, who continues to be trained by Noble's wife Christi, acting a little headstrong, he was guided unchallenged through fractions of :26.1, :53.2 and 1:21 before finishing without urging in 1:49.2
"He's probably the best horse we've ever trained in our stable," Noble exclaimed shortly after the feature race triumph. "In fact, he's one of the best I've ever driven. I really believe he could go in 1:47 over this track!"
My Hero Ron (Josh Sutton), a top condition class winner a week ago, gave chase throughout and finished a creditable second ahead of Americanprimetime (Jason Brewer), who was last week's Open winner.
Hollywood Dayton Raceway presents matinee programs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30; and Friday and Saturday night programs that begin at 6:15.
Stars Align A now has 32 career wins in 88 tries and has banked $418,198.