Three Open events highlighted Scioto Downs card

02:32 AM 08 Jun 2014 NZST
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Miss Panthers, harness racing Kirty Dream, Harness racing Holiday Shopper, harness racing
Miss Panthers and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.
Kirty Dream and driver Josh Sutton
Holiday Shopper (#6) just gets up at the wire
 
Miss Panthers and Ronnie Wrenn Jr.wired the field in the $20,000 Filly and Mare Open Trot Friday at Scioto Downs.

Miss Panthers is a four-year-old mare by Classic Photo. She's trained by leading Scioto Downs trainer, Virgil Morgan Jr.and owned by Majs NY Inc, Gerrie Tucker and Ciro Gentile. Miss Panthers was the second choice at 9/2. She started from post five in the field of six.

Wrenn pushed the gate away with Miss Panthers and crossed over before tripping the quarter timer in 28.1 and she had things her way the rest of the way. Miss Panthers crossed the wire in 1.55 and held off the pocket sitter, Easy Strength and Victory Is Coming completed the trifecta.

The Open Trot for horses and geldings came up in race 7. A field of eight went to post for the $20,000 purse. Kirty Dream started from post eight and didn't have the easiest of trips.The 7-year-old gelding by Cantab Hall was driven by Josh Sutton for trainer, Jeff Hochstetler scored at 10-1 in 1.54.2 after being parked the entire mile.

J J Hall was second and Quick N' Slick was third, both trained by Scott Mogan.The exacta paid $218.00 and the trifecta returned $600.80.

The Open Pacing mares also highlighted the Friday night card. A full field of nine went postward in race 8 for a $20,000 purse. The ladies definitely put on a show from start to finish.

A Sham Of Amber trained and driven by Kayne Kauffman left from post five for good early position. The mares hit the quarter in a quick 26.3. A Sham Of Amber made the move to go to the front and set the pace from there.

Holiday Shopper endured a tough first over trip. Driven by Jason Brewer for trainer Jeff Brewer and owned Dr. Robert Van Hutchison And Dr Randall Van Hutchison. Holiday Shopper got up in the final strides to beat A Sham Of Amber by a head in 1.52 and Betterluvnexttime was a late closing third.

These three ladies returned a profitable trifecta payoff of $1,806.60.

Racing continues in Saturday night(June 7). The 14 race card will feature Ohio Sire Stakes for 3-year old fillies and the $200,000.00 Charlie Hill Memorial Trot.

From Scioto Downs Racino
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