Columbus, OH – Guinevere Hall kicked off an evening chock full of Leg Two Ohio Sires Stakes action at Northfield Park by winning her $40,000 division for 3-year-old trotting fillies in a new lifetime clocking of 1:54.1.
The daughter of Cash Hall had captured her first OSS leg in 1:55 for trainer Melanie Wrenn, driver Peter Wrenn and owners M T Pockets Stable and Dave McDuffee. Guinever Hall was bred by Alan J. Leavitt of Kentucky and pushed her career earnings to $174,181 with this latest victory, the fifth of her career in 12 starts. Robin Banks (Kurt Sugg) was a strong second at 5-1 with 1-2 Lima Gold (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) third. Guinevere Hall left the gate as the 4-5 favorite.
Kikimora made every post a winning one for driver Aaron Merriman and trainer Chris Beaver in the second OSS division for trotting fillies. The 1-5 favorite, a daughter of Triumphant Caviar who was bred and is owned by Sandra Burnett and her trainer, tripped the final timer in 1:54.2. Kikimora had captured OSS leg one at Scioto Downs two weeks ago in 1:54.1 and now has $41,320 in her seasonal bankroll and $251,516 in her career account. Tootie, with Brett Miller driving, was second at 14-1 odds after sitting in the two-hole throughout while 27-1 Delovely Hall (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) raced well to get up for third-place honors.
Uncle Peter’s Love got the benefit of the rail to capture her OSS trotting division easily in 1:54.2. It was her first win in the series, as she was second to Guinevere Hall in Leg One at Scioto Downs. Owned by Carl Howard and Joyce Mc Clelland, the daughter of Uncle Peter now has $34,681 in seasonal earnings and $114,825 in career earnings. Randy and Michael Wilt bred the filly, who is trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr. Longshot (57-1) Team L was second for driver Hank Le Van, while 19-1 longshot Aqua Lillies was third for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.
PJ’s Legacy, a daughter of Big Bad John-Walstan’s Legacy-Jenna’s Beach Boy, captured her $50,000 OSS pacing division in a new life mark of 1:51.3 for driver Ryan Stahl at 4-5 odds. The filly, who was bred by Walter Fister of Lexington, KY, had won her first OSS contest in a wire-to-wire effort in 1:52. Owned by Jennifer Brown, Hutchison Harness LLC, Joelyn Ridder and Mark Kantrowitz, PJ’s Legacy is conditioned by Brian Brown and has $178,170 in career earnings. Ellagator (1-1) was second for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., while 10-1 Princess Rockette with Aaron Merriman aboard finished third.
In the final $50,000 OSS contest for 3-year-old pacing fillies, it was 10-1 longshot Penpaperpaige (Tyler Smith) who wore down the 1-5 favorite Mcmarkle Sparkle (Brett Miller) to emerge victorious in 1:52.3. The homebred Pet Rock lass upped her earnings to $98,476 via her eighth career win for trainer Jeff Smith and owner Shirley Le Vin. Artful Dancer (7-2) was third for Chris Page.
Leg Three of the Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies is scheduled for July 4 at Scioto Downs, while 3-year-old trotting fillies will go postward in OSS leg three on July 10 at Northfield Park.