Grove City, OH — The final leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters was sweet smelling for Rose Run Yolanda and Rose Run Yanae. Rose Run Yolanda won a leg for the third time this year while Rose Run Yanae was a first-time winner. Three $40,000 divisions went to the post Thursday (Sept. 8) at Eldorado Scioto Downs.
Rose Run Yolanda turned in the most dominant performance of the three winners as she won by six lengths in 1:58.1.
The daughter of Triumphant Caviar-Rose Run Keepsake, with Trevor Smith driving, sat patiently through the first half-mile in fractions of :29.1 and 1:00.3. Heading up the backstretch, the 2-5 favorite started to make her move. Rose Run Yolanda grabbed the lead at the three-quarter pole in 1:29.4 and opened up when she hit the top of the stretch for the easy win. She’s Loveable was second, while Rose Run Yancee finished third.
Trained by Todd Luther and owned by Black Magic Racing, Rose Run Yolanda won for the fourth time in five starts. She has earned $111,000 this year.
While it was a return trip to the winner’s circle for Rose Run Yolanda, Rose Run Yanae made her first trip there. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. and Rose Run Yanae timed the gate perfectly and raced to the lead on the way to a gate-to-wire victory in 1:55.4.
Rose Run Yanae fought off an early challenge from Truly Relentless and Chris Lems to take the lead, covering the first quarter in :28. The Triumphant Caviar-Stonebridge Dancer filly raced to the half in :58.1 and hit the three-quarter mark in 1:27.2. Around the final turn, Swinging Senorita swung wide to challenge while Truly Relentless looked to the passing lane, but neither was able to reel in the 8-1 Rose Run Yanae. Swinging Senorita was able to get up for second while Truly Relentless settled for third.
Trained by Ron Burke and owned by Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, Knox Services, and Weaver Bruscemi, Rose Run Yanae has earned $44,260 this year.
In the other division, Global Girl made it look easy as she came home a winner by 2-3/4 lengths in 1:56.4 to win back-to-back legs in the Ohio Sires Stakes.
Waddupgee with Aaron Merriman raced to the lead with a :27.3 first quarter. The lead didn’t last long as Don Irvine Jr. and the even money favorite Global Girl moved right on by, covering the half in :57.2. Frantastic L challenged up the backstretch and sat a length off the lead at three-quarters in 1:27.2. As the field swung for home, Global Girl opened up and cruised home for the victory. A Long Dream finished second with Twish third.
It was the second win in five starts for the Garry Martin trainee. Global Girl, the daughter of Global Republic S-Bullville Ata Girl has earned $62,300 this year for owner Sue Stockwell.
Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Saturday as the 2-year-old colt trotters head to Eldorado Scioto Downs. First race post time is 3 p.m.