Sunny Crockett shines in Old Oaken Bucket

Delaware, OH — Sunny Crockett won Thursday’s $87,700 Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old male trotters over a surface labeled “good” in 1:58.2 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio. Mon Amour finished second and Swingforthefences was third.

Sunny Crockett won Thursday’s $87,700 Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old male trotters. Conrad photo.

Goodashim left the gate quickly from post seven and was in front coming off the first turn, but Sunny Crockett, who started from post one, moved to the lead with driver Andy Miller on their way to an opening quarter in :28.4.

From there, Sunny Crockett set fractions of :59.3 and 1:28.3 on his way to a one-length victory over Mon Amour, who had launched a first-over challenge at the half but was unable to overtake the winner.

Sunny Crockett is trained by Julie Miller for owners Willow Oak Ranch and Andy Miller Stable. The colt, a son of Father Patrick-Moonlight In Miami, was bred by Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, and Sam Goldband.

For the year, Sunny Crockett has won six of 12 races. For his career, he has won 12 of 23 starts and $272,636.

Sunny Crockett paid $6.20 to win as the 2-1 co-favorite with Swingforthefences.

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