Northfield, OH — Despite being saddled with a tough journey from post eight on a half-mile track, Bold Strategy and trainer-driver Eddie Miller powered to a 1:58 victory in Tuesday’s (Oct. 26) $8,400 Great Lakes Amateur Driving Association Trot at Northfield Park.
Riverdancing Diva controlled a :29 first quarter with Starsaboveallerage in the pocket, and from there, they raced one-two past the half in :59.3 before Miller rushed Bold Strategy into the fray as the field reached three-quarters. At that point, Riverdancing Diva went off stride, enabling Bold Strategy to zip to the lead. Despite being parked out the entire way, Bold Strategy had enough to fend off a late challenge from runner-up Guilty Desire to win by 1-1/2 lengths. Starsaboveallerage held on for third.
Bold Strategy, whom Rebecca Sugg, Watson Harness Racing and Mary Stucky own, paid $5.20 to win.