Columbus, OH — Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies, set to be held Friday (Aug. 14) at Scioto Downs, will determine the field for the $300,000 championships, set to be held at this same five-eighths-mile venue on Sept. 5.
This fourth leg of the series features 15 diagonally gaited distaffs, including three each sired by Triumphant Caviar and Uncle Peter, with two each being sired by Break The Bank K, Cash Hall and Manofmanymissions. As well, Ohio stallions represented by one foal each in these contests include Coraggioso, My MVP and Team Six.
The undefeated Guinevere Hall looks to keep her unblemished 2020 record intact in the first OSS division (race three), leaving from post six for driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Melanie Wrenn. This daughter of Cash Hall is owned by M T Pockets Stables and David McDufee. A winner of $134,181 in 2019, the bay filly has added $95,900 to her coffers this season, including triumphs in all three previous OSS legs. Bred by Alan J. Leavitt, Guinevere Hall is the seventh foal out of the unraced Lindy Lane mare Garbo Hall.
Kikimora, a winner of two previous OSS legs earlier this season, will leave from post one in this same division with Mike Wilder at the helm for trainer Chris Beaver, who co-owns the daughter of Triumphant Caviar in partnership with breeder Sandra Burnett. This speedy bay filly has career earnings of $257,516, with $47,320 of those monies collected this season. Kikimora is the fourth foal out of the Chip Chip Hooray mare Nessa Rose, with a half-sibling in Evanora (by Pilgrims Taj) 3,1:56.3h ($115,348).
Thestable Globetrotting’s Globetrotting heads up the second OSS division (race eight) from post eight for driver Anthony MacDonald and trainer Jason McGinnis. This Manofmanymissions lass has $193,207 in career earnings and captured her OSS leg one in 1:55.1, before finishing a rough fifth in leg two and a solid fourth in leg three. Bred by Steiner Stock Farm, Globetrotting is the fifth and most prolific foal out of the Andover Hall mare Celebrity Deville 3,1:54.3s ($338,744).
The other previous OSS leg winner in this same division is A Fancy Face, who starts from post five with Chris Page at the controls for trainer Ron Burke. This My MVP lass captured OSS leg three in 1:54.3 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, A Fancy Face is the first foal out of the unraced Muscle Massive mare Alliomi.