Kelley Thursday, Oct. 10th,
DOMINANCE IN BETZOTIC STAKE †
fillies grabbed the spotlight on Thursday, October 10th as a field
of eight sophomore pacers battled in the $12,000 Betzotic Stake.
†††††† As sheís done with regularity through her first two
seasons on the track John Carverís Auniqueaquistion proved to be too much for
this group as she rolled to a two-length victory in 1:54.3 with driver Dale
Hiteman at the controls. †
Getting away perfectly in the third spot
despite starting in the second tier Hiteman sent the daughter of Cole
Muffler---Shessoluvabull to the front after watching Feel Like Dancing (Kyle
Wilfong) put up an opening quarter of 28.0. †
In control of the proceedings as she
cruised through middle splits of 57.1 & 1:26.1the Donna Lee Ozment trained
miss put away a first over bid from Thank You Doc (Jason Brewer) on the final
turn, eventually drawing clear with a 28.2 final quarter to notch her 10th
victory of the season. Feel Like Dancing followed the winnerís every move from
the quarter on but was forced to settle for the bridesmaid role while Thank You
Doc held on for third.
With the win Auniqueaquisition now
boasts career totals of 14 wins and five seconds in 23 starts with earnings of
$336,155. The even-money choice in the race returned $4.00, $2.80 & $2.80.