A $19,420 Illinois Standardbred Owners and Breeders Association (ISOBA) stake for 3-Year-Old state bred fillies headlines the Monday card (May 2) at Maywood Park.
Five sophomore fillies—Time For A Win (3-1, Tony Morgan), Swarde (7-2, Ross Leonard), Sensuous Woman (4-1, Dale Hiteman), Linda’s Rose (9-2, Andy Miller) and Odds On Whitney (6-1, Tim Tetrick)—all appear to be contenders in the 10-horse eighth race feature.
While Time For A Win hasn’t been out since last November, the Mark Fransen trained filly put together back to back winning qualifiers (1.57 and 1.56.1) on our oval last month and was an ISOBA Super Sales stake winner in her final freshman start here.
Time For Win went four for nine in her first season, coming with a neck of sweeping last summer’s Shelle Belle Series at Hawthorne, and later winning her Orange and Blue elimination. She’ll start from post four Monday evening.
Swarde comes off a rather easy 1.56.3 win in Balmoral Park’s Direct Balance stake final on April 21. The consistent Robert Phillips trained filly has finished first or second in four of her last five starts
Linda’s Rose has to buck the outside eight-slot in Monday night’s 10-horse bulky field for the always-powerful Erv Miller Stable, however she was sent to The Meadowlands earlier this year and finished second in the first two legs of the Tender Loving Care Series and fourth in the final despite being parked-out most of the way.
She came back to Illinois and won the Panic Attack stake at Balmoral last month.
Sensuous Woman won her first two season outings for trainer James Mitchell, including a fast 1.53.4 (26.3 last quarter) clocking in her Direct Balance elimination race at Balmoral last month. Dale Hiteman will guide the filly away from post seven Monday.
Odds On Whitey, a $31,000 yearling buy, comes off a game 1.56.3 victory in her second start on lasix for Odds On Racing of Crete, IL. The Robin Schadt trainee will need some racing luck when she leaves the 10-slot in the second tier.
Completing the eighth race field Beautiful Somehow (15-1, Ryan Anderson), Jezzabell Hotspur (20-1, Pat Wolf), Fox Valley Firenza (20-1, Shawn Christner) and Studio Nine (10-1, Dean Magee), and Fox Valley Carmel (20-1, Ron Marsh).
Courtesy Of Mike Paradise, Publicity Director, Maywood Park