Berlin, MD — The Maryland Standardbred Fund (foaled) stakes for 3-year-olds wrapped up at Ocean Downs on Wednesday (July 14) with two splits for trotting fillies and one for pacing colts and geldings.
The trotting fillies opened the card with K J Kyra (Donato Hanover) coming from behind to charge down the stretch, catching the front running Whitesville Beulah (Anders Bluestone) in the last stride by a head. Jared Moyer was between the wheels for trainer John Wagner and owner/breeder Scott Woogen. Time for the mile was 2:00.1.
Goo Doo Doll (Googoo Gaagaa), a winner last year in the 2-year-old Fund stake, returned to the Ocean winner’s circle with a commanding win by nine lengths in the second split for trotting fillies in a 1:57.1 mile, only a fifth off the stakes record. Russell Foster received the driving assignment from trainer Ed Gannon Jr. for owner Frank Canzone. Richard Hans was the breeder.
The final stake of the night was the sole division for pacing colts and geldings. Reinsman Foster made his second trip to the winner’s circle by sending Hippestcatintown (Sweet Lou) gate-to-wire, stopping the timer in a speedy 1:53.2 on the Ocean half-mile oval. Grand Cayman (Always B Miki) was up for the place position. Richard Hans owns and trains the winner. Michael Hans was the breeder.
The four $70,000 Maryland Sire Stakes finals will be contested at Ocean Downs on Wednesday (July 21).