Kelley Thursday, July 9TH,
FILLIES IMPRESSES IN MY METALLICA STAKE
Freshmen pacing fillies were front and center on Thursday, July 9th
at Maywood Park as a total of 12 state-bred youngsters squared off in a pair of
$6,000 divisions of the My Metallica Stake.
In the first division, the
Nelson Willis trained Aunt Ethel took full advantage of the inside starting
spot as she grabbed command right from the word go and made every call a
winning one with a three-length victory in 1:57.3.
Confidently handled by
driver Mike Oosting, the homebred daughter of Sportsmaster—Miller Creek Ethel shot
to the top where she put up splits of 29.0, 57.4 & 1:28.0. When called upon
on the final turn by Maywood’s leading reinsman the bay filly responded with a
nice 29.3 final panel while drawing away from her rivals. Burry Me Inthesand
(Gary Rath) turned a nice inside trip into a second place check while Thetis
(Ridge Warren) rallied to finish third, 5 ¼ lengths behind the winner.
The win was the first in
two lifetime starts for Aunt Ethel who is owned by Rick, Erwin and Vernon
In the second division the
Hosea Williams owned and trained Lexington Lady continued to impress as she
cruised to an easy 4 ¼ length front stepping score in 1:55.4 for driver Brian
Flashing her high octane
gate speed the daughter of Lexington Legend—Stephie Kay zipped right to lead
effortlessly posting fractions of 28.0, 58.0 & 1:27.1 while rolling along
unchallenged on the “engine”.
With plenty still in
reserve Lexington Lady left her rivals in her wake on the final bend pacing
home in a snappy 28.3 for her third straight ICF stake score. Fox Valley
Addison (Todd Warren) finished in the runner-up spot while longshot Our Miss
Cami (Mike Oosting) nabbed the show dough.
The 1-5 favorite who was a
$2,500 bargain buy as a yearling now boasts three wins and a second in four
lifetime starts with earnings of $9,000.
Live racing continues on Friday, July 10th at Maywood Park
with two divisions of the Fox Valley Barzgar Stake for ICF two-year-old pacing
colts sharing top billing on the card. Those battles will go as races four and
six on the 12-race program which also features a $10,000 guaranteed pool in the
Pick 4 (races 9-12) and a new $15,000 guaranteed pool on the 10 cent Hi-Five
wager (race 12). Post time for the first race is 7:30 p.m. (central).