Northfield, OH — Inside, outside, on top, or from off the pace, it doesn’t make too much difference if the horse is the best in the race. Case in point: Oberto at Northfield Park on Sunday night (May 15).
With Don Sherman at the controls, Oberto started from post seven and was parked out all the way until he gained command at the top of the stretch and then went on to a five length triumph in the $7,500 GLADA Trot Sunday night.
When the wings of the mobile gate folded a speed duel ensued between Dominus Hanover (Tim Miller) and Curlys Son (Marion Chupp) with the former gaining command after a :27.3 first quarter. But heading to the half, Larry Ferrari moved So Wishfull out to challenge and he gained the front-end as he trotted by the half in :58.
Although So Wishfull got first call at the three-quarters in 1:27, the parked-out Oberto was then head-to-head with him. But when they rounded the final turn Oberto showed his heels to the field and sped to a five-length victory in 1:56. Fulton’s Fury (Eddie Miller) rallied to finish second while So Wishfull faded and finished third.
Paul O’Neil owns the winner who is trained by Jessica Roegner. It was the third season’s victory for the altered son of Yankee Glide who returned a $2.80 win payoff. For Don Sherman, it was his 367th career driving victory.