Columbus, OH --- The last leg of Ohio Sire Stakes action was held Saturday (Aug. 31) at Scioto Downs Racino. The 2-year-old trotting and pacing colts took to the Columbus oval to ensure they are eligible for the lucrative $150,000 finals next Saturday (Sept. 7).
Big Bossman and Feel The Heat were sitting fifth and sixth, respectively, in the OSS standings for freshman pacing males before their races on Saturday and boosted their point totals with wins.
|Big Bossman was a 1:54.4 winner in his Ohio Sire Stakes split.|
Big Bossman and Greg Grismore took one of the $30,000 splits when they won in 1:54.4.
“This colt has got wicked speed, he’s just a little goofy in the head at times,” said Grismore. “I thought if I could get to the front, he’d be tough to beat. You just gotta keep his mind on his game all the time. He loses concentration a lot and he wants to dip and dive. But he’s fast, a very fast colt.”
Big Bossman, a Feelin Friskie-Lovely American gelding, is owned by Parent Racing Stable LLC (Brent and Tiffany Parent) and trained by Doug Hinklin. He now has $49,835 in lifetime earnings with four wins in seven starts.
In the other division, Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. took Feel The Heat for trainer Steve Perkins straight to the top and won in a new lifetime best of 1:56. Chance I Might (Tony Hall) got up for second, even after making a break at the start, while Hawks Cry Hoboken (Dan Noble) held on for third. Perkins Racing Stable LLC (Donald and Steven Perkins) own the Feelin Friskie-Young's Tower colt.
The 2-year-old trotting colts also raced for the last time before the big dance next weekend.
The consistent and reliable Rompaway Galaxy (Mike Micallef) won his sixth race in seven starts, crossing the wire in 1:58 for trainer Krista Williams and owner Rompaway Farms LLC of Michigan. The winner is an altered son of Rompaway Wally-Rompaway Wynona.
Soul Train and Chris Page took the other division for trotters when they won by one length in 1:57.2 for trainer Scott Cox. Parent Racing also owns this gelding by Trainforthefuture-Dances On Air, along with Robert Crynick and John Novak. The mile tied the track record for 2-year-old trotting geldings, first set in 2001 by Hez Striking and Dave Hawk.
Racing will continue at Scioto on Monday (Labor Day) with a special 1 p.m. post time.