LEBANON, OH. - Heavy favorites had won the first two weekly $10,000 Open paces at Miami Valley's inaugural harness racing meet, establishing track records in each, but that certainly was not the case Saturday night as Master Of Desire pulled a giant upset and rewarded $2 backers with a $72.80 mutuel return.
The seven-year-old Illinois invader, racing for the Chupp Racing Stable of trainer, sat fifth at the :27.1 quarter mile marker and :55.1 halfway point, then was guided by reinsman into the outer flow. Still fourth at the 1:23.2 three-quarters and double-wide the son of exploded with a final panel of :28 to stop the clock in 1:52, just one-fifth of a second off the track standard. I'm Feelin Good ( ) and Carmens Best (Pat Berry) were seven lengths back at the wire but earned the place and show checks.
Earlier on the card a $7000 conditioned pace produced a 1:53.2 winner as Fly Away (Berry) topped Justa Cowboy () and Spill The Beans ( ). Sherif Cunmulaj trains the five-year-old son of All for the Baron Racing Stable.
Racing resumes Sunday night at Miami Valley with a 6:30 p.m. post time.
On Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:03 PM, Brad Conrad <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
attached is the photo from the open pace on Saturday night.