Wilkes-Barre, PA — Trainer/driver Todd Schadel had a pair of repeat winners among his three tallies in the trotting fillies section (and he owns a piece of all of them) during 14 2-year-old qualifiers held Wednesday morning (June 15) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Here’s a look at the four freshman sections by gait and sex, with the trotting fillies first.
Two-Year-Old Trotting Fillies: The faster of Schadel’s two-time winners was the Bar Hopping–Keystone Sirena miss Keystone Sweetpea, who knocked her mark down 2-2/5 seconds after an engine jaunt in 2:00.4-:29.2 for Schadel and Max J. Hempt. Also two-for-two in her brief career is the International Moni–Cantab Cabela filly Quarantina, an engine winner in 2:01 for Todd and his wife Chrstine. The third Schadel success in this group was the Bar Hopping–Best Glider distaff Cocktails To Go, home in 2:02.3.
Two-Year-Old Trotting Colts: Team Schadel also sent out the fastest of the fillies’ counterparts, the Cantab Hall–Perfect Hillusion gelding Uncle Nino, a 1:59.3-:58.4 winner owned by Cody Schadel in partnership with mom and dad.
Two-Year-Old Pacing Fillies: The Lazarus N–Put On A Display filly Fox Valley Adele was both a repeat winner and the faster of two winners in this group for trainer Erv and driver/son Marcus, as she rallied from the pocket in :27.4 to post a 1:57 clocking for Ervin Miller Stable Inc. and Bowie Racing. Team Miller also debuted the $210,000 yearling She’s A Lady, a daughter of Captaintreacherous–My Lady Love co-owned by Bowie Racing and Anthony Lombardi; she came home from the pocket in :27.3 to win in 1:57.1.
Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts: Fastest mile among all the 2-year-olds came from the Captaintreacherous–Deception colt Bamboozler, who went wire-to-wire for driver Corey Callahan and QT Stables in 1:55.3-:56–:27.4. His trainer is John Butenschoen, who had another win in this grouping, with the Roll With Joe–Blind Faith gelding Bandito Joe in 1:58.3. The Huntsville–Mikayla Rose gelding That Dog Will Hunt became a two-time winner for trainer/driver Mike Simons, here dropping over six seconds off his first victory with a 1:58.2 mile.
The qualifiers can be viewed on the PHHA’s website, www.phha.org.