Reichers Caviar and I’ll Annie Up take OBC divisions

Delaware, OH — Reichers Caviar (David Miller) overcame post position eight and passed What’s Up Cupcake (Tyler Smith) in the final strides to win the $62,000 first division of the Ohio Breeders Championship for 2-year-old filly trotters on Wednesday (Sept. 22) at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

Reichers Caviar, who won in 2:04.1, is co-owned by Lance and Larry Baylis and trainer Chris Beaver. Her career earnings are just $313 short of $100,000.

I’ll Annie Up (Chris Page) scored an upset in the second $62,000 division at odds of 11-1. The Uncle Peter filly was able to get by the pacesetting Gabbys C Note (Aaron Merriman) in mid-stretch to win in 2:02.2. Purple Aura (Anthony MacDonald) rallied for third.

I’ll Annie Up made it two straight wins for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Bill Donovan and Joe Sbrocco.

Mission Accepted (Chris Page) took the $17,500 OBC older trot event in 1:57.4. The 6-year-old son of Manofmanymissions won for the 32nd time in his career, defeating Shine All The Way (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) by a half-length. Pure Chance (Aaron Merriman) and Yes (Anthony MacDonald) were third and fourth, respectively.

Mission Accomplished, who has earned $1.1 million, is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, David Wills and Weaver Bruscemi.

The 20-race card for the 76th Little Brown Jug, presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, will get underway at Noon on Thursday (Sept. 23).

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