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Sophomore stakes conclude at Ocean Downs
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - by Cheri Stambaugh, MSRF Administrator

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Berlin, MD --- The $67,000 Maryland Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters went to post as race three with a large crowd in attendance on Monday (July 16) at Ocean Downs.

Crystals Pistol (Cam’s Rocket), with Russell Foster in the bike, took control from the gate, repelling a challenge early on by Diamonds Credit (Charlie De Vie), while the favorite Gaagaa Gone (Googoo Gaagaa) had to contend with a lot of road trouble from some early breakers going three deep up the backside. When the clocked stopped in the 1:59.3 mile, Crystals Pistol was able to hold off Gaagaa Gone by a head for owner–breeder Syl King Jr. and trainer Arlene Cameron.

Race five sent the colt and gelding pacers to post for their $67,000 final. In a race where post positions changed frequently, it took a three deep move up the backstretch for B T’s Breeze (Nuclear Breeze) with Victor Kirby in the bike to cross the wire first in a stakes record mile of 1:54.4 for pacing geldings. Lloyd’s All In (Rusty’s All In) was second and Allie’s Finale (Allie’s Western) was up for show. B T’s Breeze is owned and trained by Bryan Truitt Jr.

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