Entranced, driven by, will aim for the series sweep after turning back all rivals in a 1:56.4 victory.
The talented son ofled from gate-to-wire through panels of :27, :58 and 1:28.3, before kicking home with a :28.4 final quarter to seal the victory in 1:56.4. Musical Spell ( ) finished second, with Verdi ( ) third.
Trained and co-owned by Garth Gordon along with Gary Green and Bernard Tobin, Entranced enjoyed his second victory in three starts this season. .
The bay gelding increased his bankroll to $36,000, while paying $3.50 to win.
After capturing his division in the opening round of the series, Entranced will look for the series sweep on Monday, May 5 in the rich $25,000 (added) final
The Muscler, owned, trained and driven by, took the other division in the opening dash on the 11-race program with a 1:56 victory.
Jones guided the gelded son ofgate-to-wire through panels of :26.1, :56.3, 1:26.3, before fending off Tyrone Haji ( ) in deep stretch to win by a length. Alerthemedia (Eddie Green) finished third.
The Muscler earned his third career tally from six starts this season and increased his bankroll to $20,940.
He paid $7.70 to win.
by Greg Gangle, for WEG