With a total of 12 fillies dropped into the box for the Violet, eight spots were available for the $48,000 final.
|My Little Bit was never headed|
Storming right to the front from post three, the Erv Miller-trained miss carved splits of :28.1, 56.4 and 1:26.0 while holding her rivals at bay for her fifth win in 10 career starts. Party Hangover Two (John De Long) parlayed a perfect pocket-sitting trip into a second place finish while the Filly Orange and Blue winner Thesleazyprincess (Mike Oosting) finished third after being forced to make a three-wide sweep as the field headed to the half-mile mark. Green Valey was a distant fourth.
|Molly Go Lightly won as the favorite|
After sitting right on the back of Fox Valley Shiver (Todd Warren) as that filly showed the way through fractions of :28.2, :58.2 and 1:27.3, Oosting deftly maneuvered the Nelson Willis trainee off the pylons. Quickly swallowing up the pacesetter, the daughter of Lexington Legend--Waggle charged home in :28 to post her fourth win 10 starts. Fox Valley Amanda (Dale Hiteman) rallied from far back to be the bridesmaid, while Fox Valley Shiver held on for third. Fox Valley Flora finished fourth.
A total of 13 colts were entered in the Cardinal with the top four in each of the two $10,000 eliminations moving on to compete in next week’s $48,000 final.
|I Bizel The Shizel was a hard-fought victor|
Parked through an opening quarter in :28.1 the Tom Simmons-trained son of Yankee Skyscaper--Whata Bizy Body then proceeded to put up middle splits of :57.3 and 1:26.1. After turning aside a challenge from a hard-charging Dunside Art (Mike Oosting) I Bizel The Shizel drew away from his rivals in the lane to score for the fourth time in 11 career starts. Traffic Cop (Todd Warren) came on late to be second while Fox Valley Cupid (Ryan Anderson) rallied from last to get the show dough. Manny’s Z Tam was fourth.
In the nightcap Jerry Graham’s One Sure Apache took advantage of his inside starting spot rolling to a three-quarter length victory in wire-to-wire fashion.
|Maywood Park photos|
|One Sure Apache was also a front-stepping winner|
Unlocked, the 7-5 morning line favorite was a judge’s scratch from the race.