|Miss Isolde and Sam Widger dictated the tempo in winning their division|
Miss Isolde began to sprint away from the rest of the field as she used a :28.2 final panel to win by three lengths. Skyway Jaylo battled gamely to finish second while Earls Dixie Darlin and Trace Tetrick staged a big rally late in the lane to finish third. As the public’s choice, Miss Isolde returned $5.00 to her backers for the win.
Trained by Valerie Wells, Miss Isolde notched her second win from three season’s outings and established a new lifetime mark with the 1:58.3 performance. Sired by Swan For All, the freshman filly recorded her first sire stakes win and has now banked more than $20,000 for owner Dennis Reisert.
Huntingforpennies pulled a 13-1 upset in the second split of the sire stakes as she overcame a tough trip to score in a lifetime-best 1:58.2. Upset-minded from the start, Tetrick sent Huntingforpennies away from the gate alertly to land along the rail in fourth. Summit City Flo and Sam Widger dictated fractions of :27.1 and :59.1 while the heavy betting favorites, Andi’s Alana and driver LeWayne Miller, sat in the pocket.
As the field approached the three-quarter pole, timed in 1:30.1, Tetrick gave his mount the green light only to pick up cover from the pocket-sitting Andi’s Alana. Summit City Flo was able to put away Andi’s Alana but was no match for a hard-closing Huntingforpennies. Using a :28 final panel, Huntingforpennies charged home to get the win by two lengths. Andi’s Alana had her five-race winning streak snapped as she finished second as the 1-5 favorite while Jessie’s Song and Ed Hensley rounded-out the trifecta. Dismissed at the windows, Huntingforpennies returned $28.20 for the win.
Trained by Tom T. Tetrick, the freshman filly notched her third win from eight season’s starts. Sired by Pinetucky, Huntingforpennies has now earned more than $18,000 for owners Tom D., Mary Alice and Tom T. Tetrick.
The state-breds will return to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, Aug. 30 with one division of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Live racing will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, Aug. 29 with a 14-race card that will begin at 5:30 p.m.