Kelley…Friday, July 10th, 2015 [email protected]
FAVORITES CRUISE IN FOX
VALLEY BARZGAR SPLITS
a total of 13 freshmen pacing colts entered for Friday’s Fox Valley Barzgar Stake race secretary Doc Narotsky
was forced to split the youngsters into a pair of $6,000 divisions. Both splits
featured heavy favorites and the “chalk” players never had to break a sweat as
1—9 favorite DB captured the opener in 1:55.4 while 6-5 choice Wondrous Sport
rolled to victory in 1:56.3 in the nightcap.
handled as a 1-9 favorite should be, driver Pat Curtin sent DB right to the
front from post two and the issue was never in doubt as the Herman Wheeler
trained son of Yankee Skyscaper—Hopintosh
led a single file field through splits of 28.1, 58.1 & 1:27.2. With plenty
still in reserve DB sealed the deal with a 28.1 final quarter as he reported
home with a 3 ¼ length verdict in 1:55.4. Fox Valley Aramon
(Todd Warren) followed the winner’s every move but was second best on this
night while Eddie Eddie Eddie
(Clifton Bell) was a non-threatening third.
the win DB has two victories and a third in three lifetime starts with earnings
of $$5,401 for the partnership of Leroy Hunt and Milton Greer.
nightcap followed nearly the same script as Casey Leonard gunned Wondrous
Spirit to the front where he proceeded to “steal” pedestrian like splits of
29.2, 59.1 & 1:28.0 then held firm through the stretch to record a 2 ¼
length win in a career best of 1:56.3. Dan D Dune (Mike Oosting)
did a nice job of overcoming the outside post in the field of seven to finish
in the runner-up role while My Man Red (Tim Curtin) was a distant third.
victory was the second in three starts for the Gary Rath
trained son of Sportsmaster—Wondrous Grace who has
banked $6,000 for owners Stephen Mc MacKin, Marily Kelly and Lorna Rousch.