Dayton, PA — The Western Ideal sophomore pacing filly More More More liked the Dayton, Pa. fairgrounds oval very much on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 15), breaking her division’s track record with a 1:58.4 mile while also notching the section’s fastest clocking on the Keystone State’s fair circuit this season.
More More More eclipsed the 1:59.3 track record set by Keystone Nikki two years ago. Her only other purse victory came in her last start at Honesdale, though she had bettered her Dayton clocking in qualifiers at both 2 and 3 at Pocono. The husband-wife ownership team of driver Tony and trainer Linda Schadel both tied for most wins in their categories during the Dayton meet – Tony with four, and Linda with three.
A second 2:00 mile came in the other “A” division of the Fair Sire Stakes, as Sure R Lookin Good, the 2018 Fair Final winner in her group, won in exactly 2:00. The daughter of Well Said now has won four of seven races on the fair circuit for driver Eric Neal, trainer Bob Krenitsky Jr. and owner Julie Krenitsky.
In the lone event for pacing colts, the Well Said colt Motive Hanover prevented his Todd Schadel stablemate Way To Close from becoming the first six-time winner on the circuit this year when he won in 2:01.4, last quarter :28.2. While Way To Close has the fastest mile on the circuit this year at 1:57.4, Motive Hanover is the only two-time 2:00 winner so far. Motive Hanover notched his second “A” win after three in the “B” ranks, with Todd’s brother Tony doing the driving; Todd shares ownership with his son, Cody.
On the 3-year-old trotting side, the Andover Hall gelding Andovers Asset continued his dominance for Tony and Linda Schadel, posting the meet’s fastest time on the gait, 2:04.1, while boosting his fair record to five wins in six starts.
During Wednesday’s 2-year-old action, the Captaintreacheorus pacing filly Silly But Serious became the first freshman to get to five fair triumphs by way of a 2:05.2 win for driver Shawn Johnston. Trainer Gary Johnston shares ownership with Joyce Benkart. In this class’s other “A” cut, the Well Said miss Search Light made it four straight with a 2:06.1 score for trainer-driver Todd Schadel and owner Dr. John Egloff.
Tony Schadel, Shawn Johnston and Wayne Long all drove four winners for top honors at Dayton; Long and Linda Schadel each trained three winners to head their group.
Action on the Pennsylvania fair circuit moves to the Crawford County Fair in Meadville, Pa., where the legendary Boots Dunn will be honored with a pair of Free-For-All events in his name. Two-year-olds will go on Sunday (Aug. 18) and 3-year-olds on Monday (Aug. 19), with both cards starting at 12 noon.