Kelley Friday, July 11th,
DAKOTA ROADSTER CRUISES
PAST RIVALS IN FOX VALLEY BARZGAR STAKE
a confident steer from driver Travis Seekman Dennis Nehmer & Robert Phillips Dakota Roadster powered by his
rivals nearing the half-mile mark and never looked back in route to an
impressive 3 ˝ length victory in Friday’s $10,000 Fox Valley Barzgar Stake at Maywood Park. The final time was 1:57.4.
starting in the second tier Seekman managed to get
his charge away in fourth as Fox Valley Cadet (Todd Warren) and Pathologist
(Brian Carpenter) battled through an opening quarter in 29.0.
Heading into the stretch for the first
time Seekman made what would prove to be the winning
move, pulling from fourth and powering to the top as the field reached the
half-mile mark in 58.4.
facing pressure from a hard charging Gett’er Done
Dune these two battled neck and neck by the three-quarter-mile mark in 1:28.1.
A fit and fresh Dakota Roadster then seemed to find another gear on the final
turn, rebuffing the challenge of the favorite as he began putting daylight between
himself and his rivals while pacing away to his first career victory. Joel’s Z
Tam (Casey Leonard) who got away to a slow start, rallied from last to finish
second while Gett’er Done Dune held on for third.
$8,500 yearling purchase, Dakota Roadster returned $7.80, $5.00 & $7.40
while running his record to one win and two seconds in three career starts with
earnings of $8,500.