Grove City, OH — The Buckeye Stallion Series for 2-year-old colt and filly pacers highlight Monday night’s (July 13) 15-race program at MGM Northfield Park. A total of 63 freshman colt pacers make up seven divisions while 54 filly pacers battle in six divisions.
The colt and gelding entries are led by two Mike Polhamus trained pacers. Brighter Days, by Woodstock, was a winner at Northfield on July 6 in in 1:55. Polhamus also has Twig, the son of Mr Apples who has a mark of 1:55.2 at Scioto Downs in his win on July 2.
Two county fair winners are also entered in the seven divisions. Grey Phanton, by Western Terror, was a winner at Paulding in 2:01 and is trained by Elpidio Bernardi Jr. The other winner is Imagine It, by If I Can Dream, trained by Kent Wilcox. Imagine It’s win was at Marion in 2:03.
Another one to keep an eye on is Speak Well, a Next Generation participant at Scioto Downs, who was a qualifying winner in 1:56.2 at Scioto Downs for trainer Clarence Foulk.
Several other colts and geldings have impressive qualifying wins. Pan’s Pro was a qualifying winner at Scioto Downs in 1:58. Dive Bar went 1:56.2 in winning a qualifier at Scioto Downs.
The fillies are led by the undefeated Apple Soozy, for trainer Dan O’Mara. Apple Soozy, by Mr Apples, is two for two this season with the fastest at Hoosier Park in 1:55.
Two county fair winners will also go on the filly side. Forever Missy, by McArdle and trained by Cory Deyermand, has a win at Cortland in 2:02.4 and Smothastenesewisky, a daughter of Nob Hill High trained by Brian Haynes, was a winner at the Circleville County Fair and has a qualifying win in 1:56.4 at Scioto Downs
Six others have qualifying wins on their records. Sheryl’s She Shed, by Racing Hill, was a qualifying winner for trainer Brian Brown in 1:58.1 at Scioto. Grace Of Art has a win in a qualifier at Northfield in 1:58.4 for trainer Jeff Cox. Deedee Didit was a qualifying winner at Scioto Downs in 1:58.1. She will be up against another qualifying winner in Dragon’s Last, who has a qualifying win at Northfield, going 1:59.4. Lady Warrior collected a qualifying win at Scioto Downs also, winning in 1:59.2. Western Rosie rounds out the list of winners in qualifiers. She was a winner at Scioto Downs in 1:57.3.
Deyermand also has Bearcreekhoney entered on Monday night. Bearcreekhoney is coming off a fourth place finish in the $150,000 The Next Generation at Scioto Downs.
The races get underway Monday night at Northfield with a first race post of 6 p.m.