Perdition (2-1, Andy Miller) and Ithinki’msomebody (3-1, Mike Oosting) will square off on our half-mile oval on Friday night (September 23) for the first time since their 1-2 finish in the $100,000 Maywood Pace Final in late June.
They’ll be challenged in the fifth race for 3-Year-Old ICF pacers by The Long Goodbye (9-2, Dave Magee), Arts Mouse (6-1, Tony Morgan) and Brian And Kellie (5-2, Brent Holland) and I Know Your Lookin (12-1, Tim Tetrick).
Brian And Kellie cut the quick fractions of 27.3 seconds, 55.2s and 1.23.1 as the 8-5 co-favourite in last Saturday’s Langley Championship before fading to a seventh place finish in the $210,00 Final.
Brian And Kellie missed the June 23 Maywood Pace when the Dave McCaffrey trainee was sidelined with a painful quarter crack.
Perdition came from far back to be second best in last weekend’s Langley showdown, 2 ½ lengths behind the winning Team Hutch. Ithinki’msomebody got off to a slow start from an outside post in the ICF stake and finished last.
Perdition will be making only his third career start at Maywood Park for the Tanah Merah Farms of Springfield, IL and to say the least he was impressive in his first two outings here in June.
The Erv Miller trained pacer took his season mark of 1.52.1 in his winning Maywood Pace elimination on June 16 and one week later in the final raced first up and still got his neck in front at the end of a 1.53.2 mile, nudging Ithinki'msomebody.
Perdition’s $163,456 season purse earnings are far and away the best in the six-horse field. Mark Fransen’s Ithinki’msomebody is next with $75,455 banked for the Big Rock, IL trainer and co-owners Terry Duffy (Lemont, IL).
Three of Ithinki’msomebody’s four seasons victories have come at Maywood Park and so has two of his three third place finishers in his sophomore. The son offollowed his last freshman winning start at Maywood Park by notching three more in row here starting off the 2005 campaign, including the $18,0000 Taser Gun stake on April 22.
Brian And Kellie’s scorching 1.50.3 winning mile in his Langley elimination is the fastest among the fifth race starters.
Last month the Art’s Conquest offspring captured a $19,980 Illinois Standardbred Owners and Breeders Association stake at Hawthorne in 1.52, pacing a rapid 26 last quarter.
Courtesy Of Mike Paradise, Publicity Director, Maywood Park