Anderson, IN — Indiana Sires Stakes action rolled on at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday (Aug. 5) as two divisions for freshman pacing fillies and two divisions for freshman trotting colts were featured on the evening’s 14-race card. Favorites delivered in three of the four second-round events in the six-round Sires Stakes series.
The only upset of the night was found in the $39,500 opening division for 2-year-old pacing fillies, as 9-2 shot DP Spookytooth and Mike Oosting converted a second-over trip to win by a head in 1:53.4.
DP Spookytooth sat fourth through the early stages of the mile while Soul Kitchen and Trace Tetrick dictated fractions of :26.4, :56.1 and 1:25.3. When the field turned for home, Oosting had DP Spookytooth well placed second-over. When he tipped the filly off cover, she used a :28 closing panel to collar Martha Bigrig and Jared Seekman.
DP Spookytooth recorded her first win from five lifetime outs. The daughter of Tellitlikeitis and Straitequilanite has now earned $30,280 in her young career for trainer Bill Webb and Diamond D P Standardbreds. She returned $11.60.
Somethingbeautiful and LeWayne Miller extended their win streak to three in the $39,500 second split for pacing fillies after a decisive 1:52.2 gate-to-wire effort, establishing a new lifetime best.
Leaving from post two, Miller sent his filly to the front through the opening quarter in :27.3. Odds On Dead Heat and Peter Wrenn benefited from a pocket trip while Hot Mess Express and Sam Widger sat third. Approaching three-quarters in 1:25.4, Somethingbeautiful drifted out in the turn, but Miller was able to quickly get her back on course.
Using a :26.3 closing kick, Somethingbeautiful paced strongly to the finish line and repelled a late surge from Hot Mess Express. As the 2-5 favorite, Somethingbeautiful returned $2.80.
The daughter of Always A Virgin and Summer N Sand is a perfect three-for-three this season for trainer Dylan Davis, and she now sports a lifetime bankroll of $44,250 for her ownership group of Howard Taylor, Ed Gold, Abe Basen and Richard Lombardo.
On the trotting side, Brookview Bolt and Sam Widger turned in a decisive 1:58.1 front end effort to capture the $38,500 first division for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings, the first stakes win of his young career and a new lifetime best.
Brookview Bolt pushed his lifetime bankroll to $32,650 for trainer Ron Burke and the partnership of Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby, and Weaver Bruscemi. The Swan For All-Witty’s Winner gelding’s lifetime record stands at 3-2-1-0. He returned $4.20.
Swingforthefences and Peter Wrenn recorded their second consecutive ISS victory by way of a 1:57.3 score in the $38,500 final division for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings. After grabbing a pocket seat early, Swingforthefences moved first-over around the final turn and trotted strongly to the finish to win by a neck over a hard-charging All The Truth and Ricky Macomber Jr.
Melanie Wrenn trainee Swingforthefences has now won two of three lifetime outs and $41,125 in lifetime purse earnings. The son of Swan For All and Sunday Yankee is owned in partnership by David McDuffee and L&L Devisser. He paid $4.40.
Live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday (Aug. 6) with a 14-race card featuring a $10,000 guaranteed Pick-4 sequence (races three-six) and a $10,000 guaranteed Hoosier High-5 Pool in race 14.
Live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue to follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.