Kelley Friday, Oct. 11TH,
SILVER DEVIL TAKES BETZOTIC
IN A THRILLER
Sophomore pacing colts received top billing on
Friday, Oct. 11TH at Maywood Park as a field of seven state-bred
three-year-olds battled in another $12,000 Betzotic Stake. After a thrilling
stretch drive, the Nick Giberson trained Silver Devil emerged with a hard
fought neck decision in 1:53.2 for driver Casey Leonard.
After getting away fifth as Crankin It
Up (Kyle Wilfong) led the field through an opening quarter in 27.3 Leonard sent
the striking grey gelding on his way while first over as the field headed for
the half-mile mark.
With Crankin It Up continuing to show
the way through middle splits of 57.1 & 1:25.1 Silver Devil began to inch
alongside the pace setter as the field headed into the final turn.
After batting tooth and nail through the
lane Silver Devil eventually overtook the leader then held off a furious rally
up the inside from Fox Valley Norman (Mike Oosting) to notch his eighth win of
the season. Fox Valley Norman settled for second while Crankin’ It Up held on
With the win Silver Devil now boasts a
record of 8-2-1 in 21 starts with earnings of $39,859 for owners Stephanie
Winship, Carl Lacy, Amy Giberson and Monty Thompson.