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Northfield, OH – Drama Act overcame post eight to prevail against Grand Circuit stock in Saturday’s (Oct. 17) $120,000 Courageous Lady at MGM Northfield Park.
Driven by Matt Kakaley, Drama Act sat sixth through the :27.2 opening quarter.
“I was just trying to get her around a few and then drop in,” explained Kakaley.
Drama Act found herself second-over through fractions of :55.4 and 1:23.3. Kakaley moved her three-wide in the final turn and she bested Perfect Storm (David Miller) by a head in 1:51.1. Pettycoat Business (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) was third.
“I moved her three-wide and she got the job done,” said Kakaley. “She is a really nice filly.”
Harness racing’s all-time leading trainer Ron Burke conditions Drama Act owners The OK Corral.
Completing the field were Keystone Eureka, Ellagator, JK Finendandy, Dance Club and Blazin Grace.
Drama Act (Well Said–Lounge Act–Cam’s Card Shark) now has eight wins in 15 lifetime starts. Saturday’s victory increased her career bankroll to $225,482. She returned $5.60 to win.
The races leading up to the Grand Circuit feature consisted of MGM Northfield Park’s annual Lady Driver’s Challenge and eight $75,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Consolation races.
Mandy Jones scored in the 2020 Lady Driver’s Challenge. She piloted In Trouble Again home a winner from post seven in 1:55.1. Mandy was dominate this summer in the Spring Haven Farm’s Lady Driving Series. The series is conducted at multiple Ohio county fairs.
She also won the final of the series at the historic Delaware County Fair. Despite sporting a .556 UDRS this year, Saturday’s win mark’s Jones’ first win at a pari-mutuel racetrack.
Katie’s Lucky Day (Uncle Peter-Yanksky) captured the sophomore filly trotting OSS Consolation in 1:56.2 with driver Trevor Smith for owner/trainer Bill Cottongim. Saturday’s victory was his sixth win in 12 starts this season. The final time is a new lifetime mark.
Margin Of Error (Racing Hill–Margin Blue Chip) and David Miller scored from the rail in the 2-year-old filly pace division in 1:55 for trainer Christopher Beaver and owners D. Robinson, C. Beaver, D. Meola and RBH Ventures. It was her second career win from 10 starts and lowered her lifetime mark.
Burrow (Uncle Peter–Just Asking) was a heavy-favorite and did not disappoint in the freshman colt trotting division. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drove the gelded trotter for trainer Jim Arledge Jr. and owners J. Jacobs, M. Mc Loughlin, B. Roth and P. Phillips. The mile was Burrow’s third straight win.
Dontholdanythinbak (Domethatagain–It’s Ladies Nite) lowered her mark to 1:52.3 by winning the 2-year-old colt pacing consolation with driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. It was the colt’s second win in 11 starts. Jim Arledge Jr. trains for owners Laura and Paul Baker.
Thankful For You (Manofmanymissions–Adelaide Hall) won the sophomore filly trot consolation in 1:55.3 with driver Elliott Deaton for trainer Anette Lorentzon and owner Kentuckiana Racing Stable. She now has five career wins and has a bankroll of $95,276.
T Degengold (Pet Rock–Goldies Cam) scored in the 3-year-old filly pace division. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drove for trainer Jeff Nisonger and owner Johnny Kearns. The race’s clocking was 1:53.3 in the filly’s 16th career win.
Enforce The Law (Triumphant Caviar–Shez Jailbait) rocked his competition in the sophomore trotting male final in 1:55.3. David Miller drove for owner/trainer Joseph Kramp. Saturday’s win was the eighth of his career and pushed his 2020 earnings past the $100,000 mark.
Mr Ds Rock (Pet Rock–Cotton Candy) captured the sophomore colt pacing OSS Consolation in 1:51.3 with driver Aaron Merriman for trainer Brian Loney and owners T. Carter, D. Carsey, SCP Stable and P. Carter. Saturday’s victory was his 10th lifetime win and elevates his earnings to $186,110.