Valley Of Fear and Brunella win Standardbred Grand Circuit stakes

Delaware, OH — Valley Of Fear and Brunella won the Standardbred Grand Circuit stakes for 2-year-old fillies on Wednesday (Sept. 21) at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

Standardbred (2-Year-Old Filly Pace)

The early action was frantic, as three pacers took their turn on top in the first quarter of the mile, but it was Valley Of Fear (David Miller) who made the final lead change and won the $41,531 Standardbred for 2-year-old filly pacers.

Valley Of Fear was a 1:52.2 winner. Conrad photo.

Early leader Stay Happy (Mike Wilder) took second and Miss Cadet (Peter Wrenn) was third.

The winning time of 1:52.2 established a new track and stakes record.

Blake MacIntosh trains and co-owns the Fear The Dragon filly with Hutt Racing Stable and Ozzie MacKay.

Standardbred (2-Year-Old Filly Trot)

Brunella (Yannick Gingras) overcame post eight and a late charge by Ruth Honig (Tim Tetrick) to take the $46,331 Standardbred filly trot in 1:56.1. Nancy Takter trains the freshman daughter of Father Patrick for Goran Falk and Christina Takter.

Brunella has visited the winner’s circle twice this season and has now earned $69,493.

Ohio Breeders Championship (2-Year-Old Filly Trot)

It was a Rose Run double in the $118,114 Ohio Breeders Championship for 2-year-old filly trotters as Rose Run Yolanda and Rose Run Yanae captured the two divisions.

In the second $59,057 division, Rose Run Yanae received a patient drive by Chris Page and cruised past Global Girl (Don Irvine Jr.) and Truly Relentless (Chris Lems) by a neck in a track and stakes record 1:54.3.

Ron Burke trains the winner for Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi.

Rose Run Yanae picked up her second career win in her seventh start.

Rose Run Yolanda (Trevor Smith) made it five straight wins as the freshman filly trotter scored in the $59,057 first division with a 4-3/4 length romp.

Smith kept the daughter of Triumphant Caviar in the pocket behind Swinging Senorita (Anthony MacDonald) and was pulled out down the backstretch the sprinted clear of Swinging Senorita and Contechsfashion (Aaron Merriman) in 1:56.2.

Rose Run Yolanda has now earned $140,528 for Black Magic Racing and trainer Todd Luther.

Ohio Breeders Championship (Older Trot)

The lone mare in the field, A Fancy Face, captured the $18,200 Ohio Breeders Championship for older trotters.

A Fancy Face (Trevor Smith) defeated The Next Triumph (Dan Noble) and Omyheart (Cameron McCown) by three-quarters of a length. The final time of 1:53.2 equaled the stakes record.

The 5-year-old My MVP mare is trained by Todd Luther for Greg Luther’s Black Magic Racing.

The 21-race Jug Day card will go postward at noon on Thursday.

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