HARRINGTON, Del. - The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old stakes will complete its second leg this week, beginning with three divisions of filly pacers Monday.
One early non-wagering event will be conducted before the betting card starts at 5:30 p.m., featuring undefeated pacer I'm Won Rum Wiser for owners George and Tina Dennis and The Wiz Kids Stable. The Headmaster-sired filly has won both of her previous starts, including a 1:58.4 win in the first leg of DSBF action last week. Trained by, she will head a six horse field from post five. The early non-wagering event will be conducted at 4:50 p.m.
On the wagering card, two divisions will go postward, as Del Cote-trained Treasure Valley (2-1,) looks to build on a third place finish last week from post two in the first division, slated 4th on the 15 race program. The partnership of Henry Farragalli, T P Johnson, and Joe Thomson share ownership of the filly.
An impressive winner last week, Garnet O'Marrow's Seboomook Fool Yah (2-1,) is the one to beat in the second division (8th race). The -trainee was a two length winner in her elimination a week ago and drew post six.
The pacing colts do battle Tuesday with an additional three divisions. Just like the fillies, one will be contested off the wagering program. The headliner has to be the 8th race which will feature a showdown between the two most impressive colts so far in the DE program, Winbak Farm's Hawker (8/5,) and Karen Walls' Elite Awards (2-1, ). Both colts have two previous wins and have not raced against each other previously.
Hawker, a son of the first crop of Artzina, had a 1:56.4 triumph in his division last week whilegelding Elite Awards, came from off the pace to score a five length win in 1:56.3. Hawker drew the pole, while Elite Awards, will start from post two.
In the remaining betting division on the program, a wide open field of seven goes postward in the 4th race. No divisional winners are in the field but Cavalli Pazzi Stables' Casino Bags Carlo (5/2,) was installed as the morning line favorite after a runner-up finish to Elite Awards last week. The Copeland-trainee, "Carlo" drew post two.
In the early non-betting division at 4:50 p.m., Lloyd Gilmour's Above The Storm () drew the rail and was a divisional winner last week, heading a field of seven Tuesday for trainer Jim Coughlin.
Wednesday is trot day as five divisions will be in action, starting in the 2nd race on the 15-race program. Bryan Truitt's Way Over Paid (2-1, Truitt) will look to atone for a break last week at odds-on from post two. Truitt also trains and drives the son of. Elimination winner Kelsey's Commando (3-1, Kirby), owned by Richard Lombardo, JJ&M Stable and Pam Wagner, drew post seven for trainer Gary Green.
The second filly division will go postward as the 4th race, as Betty Chambers' Canterbury Girl (2-1,) will look to sweep her eliminations after a 2:06.3 triumph last week.
Three colt divisions will commence beginning in race 6. The field is void of previous eliminations winners but's Briefs or Boxers (2-1, Poliseno) is the early choice after a third place finish last week. Poliseno also trains and drives the gelding.
Winbak Farm's Call Me Hal (2-1,) will look to build on a runner up performance last week in the second division for trainer/driver Fout. In the final division (10th race), three elimination winners will square off, headed by Nanticoke Racing, Henry Faragalli and TP Johnson's LG's Pride (2-1, ) who was victorious via a wire-to-wire effort last week for trainer in 2:04.2.
Winbak Farm's Winbak Charles M (3-1, Fout) also won his division last week in 2:05.2. Art Stafford Jr. and Eli Beiler's Bosston Bnz (6-1, Art Stafford Jr.) was an upset winner in his elimination and is among the field of six.
The $100,000 DSBF finals will be conducted on closing week at Harrington Raceway from October 21-23.
by Matt Sparacino for Harrington Raceway