After winning the second leg of the series last time out, the four-year-old horse notched his second consecutive victory of the season in a lifetime best effort of 1:53.4.
With. at the lines for the first time, Up All Night left from post five as part of the . trained entry and was unhurried off the gate to settle along the rail in seventh. Likeavirgin and left for position as soon as the gate folded and reached the front through a snappy :26.1 opening quarter.
Alwaysagoodthing and driver, the second-half of the . trained entry, benefitted from a pocket trip while Rattle On Howard and followed intently in third.
Likeavirgin was able to slow the tempo and dictate a half mile time of :55.1 while the field remained slightly gapped out down the backside.gave Rattle On Howard the green light and they were the first to take aim at the leaders with and Always A Diamond in tow. While the outer flow pressed on, Up All Night used a ground saving trip and progressed nicely along the rail.
Likeavirgin continued to call the shots around the three-quarter clocking in 1:24.2 as the rest of the field began to close in. Turning for home, Rattle On Howard reached the leader's wheel but the biggest threat was still behind him.
Tipping around tiring cover late in the lane, Up All Night used a :28.1 final panel to win by three-parts of a length. Always A Diamond held on nicely for the second place finish while Ucanthandledatruth andrallied late for third. Slightly dismissed at the windows at 7-1, Up All Night returned $16.00 to his backers for the victory.
Scoring his second win from 16 lifetime outings, the four-year-old son of-Kickin Lass increased his lifetime earnings to $17,265 for owner, breeder Laura Baker.
"I was a little worried when they opened up at odds of 41-1," winning owner Laura Baker noted with a laugh in the winner's circle. "They both have been nice horses for us and Ricky (Macomber Jr.) did a great job driving him tonight."
It was a driving double for. on the evening as he later went on to score with Cowgirl Hall in the $17,500 Fillies and Mares Featured trot in 1:55.1.
Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Friday, April 24 with a 14-race card highlighted by the $22,000 Fillies and Mares featured pace. Live racing at Hoosier Park follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. With a daily post time of 5:15 p.m., the 160-day, all harness racing meet will be conducted through November 15.
by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park