Day At The Track

Elims held for "Stars of the Future" Series at Dayton

01:24 PM 01 Nov 2014 NZDT
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Dan Noble - won elim with Ola Hanover

DAYTON, OH. - Elimination heat winners Ola Hanover, M A Duty and Her Ideal Hanover will headline the field for the $12,900 championship leg of the "Stars of the Future" mini-series for non-winners of two pari-mutuels distaff pacers next Friday night (November 7). The top three finishers from a trio of $6000 survival battles advanced during Friday's rain-soaked live racing program at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.

Ola Hanover (Dan Noble) beat Empress Deo (Randy Tharps) and Kolebalt (Kayne Kauffman) in the first division for owner Mike Foote and trainer Conor Flynn. The Always A Virgin sophomore broke her maiden seven starts ago at The Meadows before making her second start at Dayton a winning one.

M A Duty (Greg Grismore), a three-year-old filly by Life Guard On Duty, had eleven county fair triumphs to her credit but was winning for the first time at a commercial track in the second split. She bested CAS Art Apparel (Kyle Ater) and Iam Total For Real (Josh Sutton) for owner Melissa Orlando and trainer Mike Croucher.

Her Ideal Hanover (Kyle Ater) managed to negotiate a track that was just officially labeled as 'sloppy' in 1:59.1, besting Cyclone Sweetheart (Jack Dailey) and Sweet Caldonia (Kayne Kauffman). Doug Cullers owns the five-year-old Western Ideal mare who now has two wins and a second in three Dayton Raceway starts for conditioner Christopher Hope.

Racing resumes at Dayton Raceway at 6:35 p.m. Saturday night with a powerful 14-race program.

From the press box at Dayton Raceway

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