The second round of the Ideal Society Series shifts to Maywood Park Friday night and the seventh race co-feature is a wide-open event bringing together first leg winners Brown Bottle Flu and The Long Goodbye as well as a pair of capable pacers who won their last start on our half-miler.
Buddy Brown took his Incredible Series leg here on December 14 in 1:58.3 with Tim Tetrick, who described the C Wayne Von Knoblauch gelding after that race as: “A horse that can get a lazy out there at times. He goes as fast as to go. I had to keep getting after him but in the end he got the job done.”
Tommy King posted a 1:56.3 victory in theSeries Final at Maywood Park on December 23 for Oat Burner Stable and William Seatsema. The son of Kingston had won a December 7 opening series leg in 1:58.1 with Mike Oosting, who also drove his stablemate Sidecar to a series win that night.
“Tommys King is a little bigger and just a little faster than the other colt (Sidecar) right now,” said Oosting after the early December race. “He bolted by the leader on the end of the mile all on his own."
Buddy Brown (3-1) will use his inside speed from the favorable one-slot Friday night and he’ll be flanked on his right by Brown Bottle Flu (3-1), Our Beer Buddy (5-1), The Long Goodbye (9-2), Modernmajorgeneral (30-1), Tommys King (4-1), Bell Valley Indian (12-1) and I Know Your Lookin (6-1).
The Ideal Society Series for ICF colts and geldings without four wins or $20,000 in earnings as of last December 1, shares Friday’s spotlight the $10,900 ninth race for $27,500 claiming horses. Costly Cadet, who notched his ninth win in his last 12 Maywood Park starts, will open as the 9-5 favorite with regular driver Mike Oosting.
General Challenge (7-2), Marty Marty Marty (8-1), Docdor Keven (10-1), Four Starzzz Fella (5-1), Decoy A (6-1) and Do You Yahoo (9-2) are the ninth race challengers.
There will be a $9,639.81 carryover into Friday night’s first race Superfecta after no one correctly selected Thursday night’s last (11th) race winning Superfecta combination of 4-2-3-9. Thursday’s eleventh race Superfecta Consolation of 4-2-3-ALL paid $3,181.20.
Mike Paradise, director of publicity