Fillies red hot in Ohio Sires Stakes action

Columbus, OH — Trainer Chris Beaver harnessed the first two winners of the Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies on a pleasant, mildly humid Friday night (Aug. 13) at Scioto Downs.

Beaver watched as his Gabbys C Note trotted to a front-stepping 1:56.4 triumph for driver Brett Miller in the first $40,000 OSS division and returned to the winner’s circle in the second $40,000 OSS division as Caviar Roxie Due won easily in a leisurely 1:58.2.

Caviar Roxie Due won easily in a leisurely 1:58.2. Conrad photo.

Caviar Roxie Due is now three-for-three in the four-leg series, having won legs one and two in 1:58.4 and 1:59.2, respectively. Beaver owns the filly in partnership with Steve Zeehandelar, Tim Homan, and VIP Internet Stable.

The filly left the gate as the 4-5 favorite for driver Aaron Merriman, besting 9-1 What’s Up Cupcake (Tyler Smith), with 23-1 Lady Ruth (Dan Noble) garnering third-place honors.

Caviar Roxie Due, a daughter of Triumphant Caviar-Rose Run Roxann, sits atop the OSS standings with 153 points, 50 points ahead of stablemate Gabbys C Note, who is a daughter of Triumphant Caviar-Gabby’s Creditcard. Owned by Beaver, Johanna Beaver, and Zeehandelar, Gabby’s C Note captured leg one in 1:58.1. Finishing behind the 1-9 favorite was 18-1 Martysmagicmoment (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) with 18-1 Kirsi Dream (Mike Wilder) third.

Lady Camryn held on in late stretch to get her first career victory in the third $40,000 OSS contest for 2-year-old trotting fillies. The daughter of What The Hill-Poster Pin Up was piloted by Noble as the 4-1 second choice, besting 4-5 favorite Sweet On Pete (Anthony MacDonald) by a nose in 1:58.2, with 8-1 Blaze Of Justice (Tyler Smith) third. Owned by breeder Joyce McClelland, Lady Camryn is trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. and now has $33,625 in earnings.

Hot Shot Temptress stormed to a decisive 1:53 triumph in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies. Merriman was behind the 3-5 favorite for trainer Kyle Ater and owner Ivy Holdings. The homebred daughter of McArdle-Forever Ivy notched her second victory in this series, having won the second leg in 1:51.2. She easily bested 5-1 Dragon Lady (Chris Page), with 7-2 Spitting Image (Brett Miller) third.

Sea Silk now has five career victories and $165,000 in earnings. Conrad photo.

Sea Silk kept her undefeated win streak in place, capturing the second $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for freshman pacing fillies.

Driven by Page for trainer Ron Burke, the daughter of Downbytheseaside-Silk Purse left the gate as the 3-5 favorite and held off the hard trying 3-1 Cape Cod Hanover (Wilder) followed by 12-1 Mermaid By The Sea (Wrenn). Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Knox Services and Hatfield Stables, Sea Silk was bred by Steiner Stock Farm and now has five career victories and $165,000 in earnings.

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