One of the more impressive young pacers around made his local debut at Hawthorne on Wednesday night (June 29).
The race, the first division of leg one of the Perdition Series for 2-Year-Old colts and geldings conceived and foaled in Illinois, went off as the second race.
Hot N Sporty, owned by James and Donna Crebs, went off as the odds-on favourite and looked every bit the part.
Hot N Sporty was raced close up while a little wide early but flew up to grab the lead at the opening quarter and was never challenged after that point.
As the second start of his career, the 2-Year-Old colt bycovered the mile in 1.56.3, getting the final quarter in 26.2s.
While this effort wasn’t quite as impressive as his debut, which was paced in 1.54.4 with a blistering last quarter of 25.4s, it was more than enough to get the job done.
Hot N Sporty is trained by James Crebs and driven by Tony Morgan and earned $3000 for the victory.
tarting from the second tier proved to be no obstacle at all for Joe Somebody in the second division of Wednesday night’s Perdition Stakes.
Going off as the second choice in the wagering, despite starting from behind the rest of the field, he rushed up the get the lead before the half and never looked back.
Owned by Open Outcry Harness LLC and No Cry Harness LLC, this gelding scored the first win of his career.
One of three in the race trained by Homer Hochstetler, Dean Magee was once again the driver. They got the mile in 1.55, a second and three-fifths faster than Hot N Sporty went in the first division, after fractions of 29.2 seconds, 58.1s, and 1.28.1.
oe Somebody chased Hot N Sporty in their debut and finished third in that race despite getting parked without cover.
They could be meeting again on July 13 in the second leg of the Perdition, with the third leg on July 27.
The $100,000 (estimated) Perdition Final will be held on August 5.
Courtesy Of Jim Miller, Publicity Director, Hawthorne Racecourse