Colts in Ohio Sire Stakes action at Scioto

02:38 AM 06 Jul 2014 NZST
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The pacing and trotting two-year old colts and geldings took their turns for a chance at the $40,000 purse, in their respective divisions in the Ohio Sires Stakes on Fourth of July at Scioto Downs.

I Know My Chip and Jason Brewer prevailed in 2:02 for trainer Jim Dailey and owner Kim Dailey. The two-year old son by Deep Chip, started from post seven, but that didn't deter Brewer from leaving for a good, early spot. The pair landed right in the two hole behind Cooter Dunn and Louis Bauslaugh.
 
They trotted the first quarter in a moderate 30.2. The pace quickened slightly as Cooter Dunn opened up on the rest of field and clocked the halfway point in 59.2. Going down the backside the pace setter made a mistake and I Know My Chip inherited the lead and trotted past three quarters in 1:31.1. The pair quickly sprinted away from the rest of the field and won the first division by four and a quarter lengths. Neely Dunn Super was second and Marvelous Chip was a closing third for trainer and driver, Marty Wollam.
 
The first division of pacing colts took to the stage in race three. A field of eight colts and geldings was spearheaded by a 6-5 morning line favorite, Gray Camo.
 
Gray Camo didn't disappoint his supporters, he was victorious in 1.56.1.
The two-year old son of Pine Valley is trained by Ron Burke for the connections of Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, Richard Suda and Jason Meilillo.
 
Scioto Downs leading driver, Chris Page had the assignment from post two. The pair was unhurried in the early going. The tripped the first quarter in 29.2 and kept the pace moving on to the half in 58.2. That's when Page pulled on the right line. The cleared to the front before the three quarter pole, paced in 1:26.4. Nobles Finesse was sitting right on his back and gave him a run for his money down the stretch, but couldn't quite catch Gray Camo. Born Villain and Jeremy Smith were a closing third.
Kick A Lot dominated his division for two-year old trotters by five and a quarter lengths in 2:01.2.
 
Kick A Lot is a gelded son of Deep Chip. He's trained by Jeff Cox for owner and breeder, Pius Soehnlen.
There was never an anxious moment in this race. Kurt Sugg drove the colt like he was the one to beat. They set the fractions of 31, 1:02and 1:33 and cruised to an easy victory. Chips A Million and Chris Page for trainer, Virgil Morgan Jr.were second best and Chips Starr for Jim Arledge Jr were third.
 
Cornerback was impressive in his division for two-year old pacers, setting his mark of 1:56.4.
 
Brian Brown conditions the two-year old son by Feelin Friskie for Stephen Sexton of Xenia, Ohio.
 
Chris Page used the two post to his advantage and left for command in the field of seven. The pair were sitting comfortable to a quarter time of 29 and then an even rated half mile time of 58.1. With no pressure from the rest of the field, they paced onto three quarters in 1:27.1 and cruised to a three and three quarters length victory.
 
The trotters were back in action in race eleven and Crowned For Glory was minor upset in 2:03. Crowned For Glory is trained and driven by Ed Greeno Jr for Eg Trot Llc. The two-year old gelded son of His Higness kept his on mind on the prize and never looked back. Greeno guided the colt to an easy quarter of 30 seconds and then let him trot an easier second quarter in 31.4. With the young, green colts making their miscues, the pair just trotted along leisurely and clocked the three quarter mark in 1.33.1. Greeno and Crowned For Glory went to work in the final quarter, trotted in 29.4, when the pacing bred trotter, Frisk The Town came out of the pocket spot and started to close in on the leader.
 
The battle down the stretch came to a hault when Frisk The Town made a break and secured the win for Crowned For Glory. Frisk The Town for trainer and driver, Ammon Hershberger was second and Lanterns Chip completed the trifecta.
Ollie Pop capped of the Ohio Sires Stakes action in race 12 with a 1:57 performance.
 
Ollie Pop is a bay colt by Feelin Friskie and is owned by Clyde Perfect of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Ollie Pop was driven by National Leading Driver, Aaron Merriman for trainer Ron Potter and started from post two in the field of seven.
 
Merriman steered the colt to an early third spot position. The quick opening fraction of 28.4, left Merriman content to sit tight. The paced on to the half mile mark in 57.4, set by Indian Spirit and Kyle Ater. Ollie Pop wheeled out to be first up just passed the half and would have to work for his first win. The paced down to three quarters in 1.27, but the colt dug in down the stretch and was rewarded for his hard work and valiant effort. Nashville Bound for driver, Ronnie Wrenn Jr.was pacing up a storm to grab the place spot and Western Coby was third.
 
Live racing continues on Tuesday (July 8) with a first race post time of 6:30 p.m.

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