Fox Valley Deuce mows down rivals in Taser Gun

01:30 AM 04 May 2014 NZST
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Fox Valley Deuce easy winner in Taser Gun Series
Photo by David Baum

After being relegated to the runner-up role in his last two starts Paula Smith & James Runyan's Fox Valley Deuce gained a measure of revenge on his three-year-old pacing colt rivals on Friday, May 2nd at Maywood Park as driver Casey Leonard guided him to a 1 ¼ length victory in the $10,000 Taser Gun Stake. The final time was 1:55.2 over a fast track.

After getting away fourth in the field of six Leonard was content to let the son of Sportsmaster--Dodger Girl bide his time as Dunside Art (Kyle Wilfong) and Cotton Eyed Joe (Robert Smolin) battled through an opening quarter in a brisk 27.3.
 
Getting underway as the state-breds hit the half in 58.0 Fox Valley Deuce stormed to the top just as the field reached the three-quarter-mark in 1:27.0.
 
Drawing clear in the final turn, the Joel Smith trainee sealed the deal with a 28.2 final quarter to post his fourth win in six starts this season. Dunside Art held on to the second spot while 3-5 favorite Cotton Eyed Joe was forced to settle for the show dough.
 
With the win Fox Valley Deuce now boasts six wins, two seconds and a third in 21 lifetime starts with earnings of $38,147. The second choice in the wagering returned $6.40, $3.80 & $2.20.
 
Driver Casey Leonard guided Fox Valley Deuce to an 1 1/4 length victory in Friday's $10,000 Taser Gun Stake at Maywood Park.
 

by Tom Kelley, for Balmoral Park

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