Top Brand sets track record at Scioto Downs

12:45 PM 21 Jun 2014 NZST
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Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and Top Brand set track record
Top Brand sets a new track record in the $20,000 Filly And Mare Open Pace at Scioto Downs Friday.
 
Top Brand rewrote the track record for four-year old pacing mares of 1.50.3. The previous record of 1.51.1 was set in 2013 by Doc's Hope.
 
Top Brand is a four-year old mare by Brandon's Cowboy out of This Marks A Lady. She's conditioned by Scioto Downs leading trainer, Virgil Morgan Jr.for Green Acquisition Corp of Canfield, Ohio.
 
Ronnie Wrenn Jr.was the pilot and they started from post seven after a scratch in the field of nine. Wrenn left for early position and was able to get away in the three hole. The opening quarter was paced in a hot 26 seconds. Top Brand was asked for more when Wrenn pulled going to the half that was paced in 54.2 and quickly cleared to the lead.
 
Top Brand didn't let up. She paced the third quarter in 27.2 and drew off from her foes. Wrenn and Top Brand cruised to a five and quarter length victory over So Jazzy and A Sham Of Amber completing the trifecta.
 
Victory Is Coming and Its Complicated triumphed in their respective $20,000 Open Trots. The third race on the Friday Night Card was the field of seven Filly And Mare trotters. Victory Is Coming swooped the field in a seasons best, 1.53.4.
 
Victory Is Coming is a seven-year-old mare Ohio bred by Victory Sam out of Norse Comer. She's trained by Ammon Hershberger for Betty and John "Red" Shaw of Mt.Vernon, Ohio.
 
This was her 100th career start and 44thcareer victory. Victory Is Coming is currently $20,000 shy of a half a million in career earnings.
 
Victory Is Coming is usually driven by her trainer, but he turned the lines over to Scioto Downs leading driver, Chris Page.
They started from post five in the field of seven. Page was unhurried in the early going, getting away fourth. The fractions of 27.1, 56.3 and 1.24.2 were set by the lone millionaire, Action-Broadway.
 
Page waited until the top of the stretch to ask Victory Is Coming to go to work and she responded. She trotted her final quarter in 28.3 and won by one and a quarter lengths over Action-Broadway and Ajuama was third.
 
Its Complicated continued his win streak after taking the $20,000 Open Trot for Horses And Geldings in a seasons best, 1.53.2. Its Complicated is a four-year-old gelded son of Sj's Caviar and he's trained by Brent Davis for the connections, Hatfield Stables of Columbus, Ohio.
 
The on fire, Josh Sutton had the assignment from post two in the field of seven and he definitely used the inside post to his advantage. Sutton and Its Complicated pushed the gate away and powered to the lead. They stopped the quarter timer in 27.4 and caught a second quarter breather, off a half in 57 seconds. It was a sprint down the back side and they hit three quarters in 1.24.2.
 
Sutton and Its Complicated were confident on the lead and trotted to a one and three quarter victory over Ci's Buckeye and Boy Meets Girl K rounded out the trifecta.
 
From Scioto Downs Racino
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