Columbus, OH---Sectionline Yankee and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. equaled the track record of 1:50.4 for older pacing mares in a $15,000 conditioned event Friday night (Aug. 8) at Scioto Downs.
|Sectionline Yankee won in 1:50.4, a track record for older pacing mares.|
Sectionline Yankee is a 5-year-old mare by Yankee Cruiser out of Aquatic Yankee and now shares the track record with Betterluvnexttime and Camille. She's trained by Steve Bauder for Harold L. Bauder, Michael Dixon and Harold Lee Bauder.
The mare started from post 10 in the full field of 10 and got away an early fifth. Wrenn didn't sit for very long, however. They were out and pressing on before the half, paced in 54.2.
The pair eventually cleared in the stretch and paced 3-1/2 lengths clear from the rest of the field.
My Hare Lady and Kyle Ater followed her first-over bid to secure second and Ride A Cowboy had a late kick to grab third.
Bell Flower leads OBS winners
The 2-year old-pacing filly, Bell Flower, drew off in her division of Ohio Breeders Stakes in 1:56.
The perfect filly extended her winning streak to four after wiring her field of eight for the $26,200 bounty.
The filly is by Fly Fly Buckeye out of Our Lady Countess. She's conditioned by Jim Arledge Jr. for Bruce and Patricia Soulsby.
Bell Flower was driven by leading driver, Chris Page and started from post three in the field of eight.
Page wasted no time driving to front and after an easy second quarter of 30.4 the pair was home free.
Bell Flower cruised to a 5-1/4-length victory. Friskie Lil Devil and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. rallied for place and Zoey's Lemon Tart completed the trifecta.
|Sunrise Nibbles won an Ohio Breeders Stakes in 1:58.1.|
Dark Roast extended her winning streak to two in a career-best effort of 1:59.1.
The 2-year old filly by Full Count out of Edens Mardi Gras is trained by Ohio native, Marty Wollam, for Acadia Farms Inc and G&B Racing.
Kurt Sugg had the driving assignment from post one in the field of seven and was unhurried in the early going. The pair got away an early third and were content to sit to just passed the half that was trotted in 59.4.
Sugg pulled the right line and the filly responded, driving 5-3/4 lengths clear of her foes to claim her share of the $16,600 prize. Soaring Flight for Dan Noble was second and Countthechip was third.
Sunrise Nibbles remains untouched in her $16,600 division of Ohio Breeders Stakes in a career-best 1:58.1.
Sunrise Nibbles is a daughter of Iron Duke by Sweethomeourbama. She's trained by co-owner Chris Beaver for Synerco Ventures Inc., Steve Zeehandelar and David Lang.
Page had the lines starting from post five in the scratched down field of six.
Page left hard for command before relinquishing the top spot to Bet On Chip and Kyle Ater.
Bet On Chip tripped the half timer in 58.3 and Page couldn't wait any longer. He gave the filly her command before they hit the three quarters and it was all over but the picture.
Page and Sunrise Nibbles drew clear by 7-1/2 lengths over Like Old Times and Student Of Life was third.
Neely's Messenger and Marty Wollam stole the $26,800 Ohio Breeders Stakes for 2-year old trotting colts in 1:59.
Neely's Messenger is a son of Neely Dunn out of Fun Message. He's trained by Marty Wollam for Dale and Julie Sweet.
He started from post two in the scratched down field of eight.
Wollam used the inside post to his advantage and never looked back. After catching a 32 second-quarter breather it was their race to win or lose.
They defeated their company by 2-1/4 lengths after trotting a final quarter in 28.2. I Know My Chip and Jason Brewer were second best and Chips Starr and Kayne Kauffman were a late-closing third.
Nobles Finesse and Dan Noble capped the night off with an easy 1:57 victory in his $26,400 division.
Nobles Finesse is a 2-year-son of Feelin Friske out of Lady Lonesome. He's recently moved in to the Kurt Sugg Stable for the connections of Dean Davis, Joyce McClelland, Deborah Noble and Dan Noble.
Nobles Finesse started from post four in the field of six and Noble wasted no time getting the colt to the front.
He paced the opening quarter in 28.4, but caught a 30.2 second-quarter breather.
Noble felt some first over pressure as they headed to the three quarters from Nashville Bound and Ronnie Wrenn Jr.
Nobles Finesse turned the challenge away and won by 1-1/2 lengths over Ollie Pop and RC Friskie and Randy Tharps were a closing third.
Ohio Breeders Stakes action continues on Saturday (August 9) post time is 6:30 p.m.
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