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Northfield Park hosts Ohio Sire Stakes Friday

03:00 AM 18 Jul 2013 NZST
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Chris Page - Leading driver Northfield Park

On Friday, July 19 Northfield Park will host five divisions of Ohio Sires Stake racing action as part of the 14-race program. This will be the second leg of the Sires Stakes for the freshman fillies.

Freshman filly trotters will start Friday’s stake action in Race 1 for the $30,000 first division. Rose Run Princess (Trainforthefuture-Cinder Char-Striking Sahbra) is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for owner Jennifer Keller of New Carlisle, Ohio and Jerry Bell of Tipp City, Ohio. Devan Miller is the filly’s trainer and has enlisted the services of Northfield Park’s leading driver, Chris Page. Rose Run Princess makes her third lifetime start, finishing fourth at the Pickaway County Fair and posting a 2:02.4 victory in Ohio Sires Stakes action on July 4 at Scioto Downs. Rose Run Princess will start from post six. Also competing in the first division will be Maes Perfect Storm, Dellou, Emilene’s Future, Hush Hush Chip and Cookie N Ice Cream.

Race 2 will be the $30,000 first division for two-year old filly Ohio-bred pacers. Trainer Mike Conklin will start Paydaze On The Way (Look Sharp- Shantytown Girl-Towner’s Big Guy) as the 3-1 slight morning-line favorite. Paydaze On The Way starts from post three and faces five rivals. Paydaze On The Way shows one race-line, a runner-up effort on July 4 in the Ohio Sires Stakes at Scioto Downs. She was closing well in the stretch, missing the win by a neck and pacing in 1:57.3. Dan Noble is scheduled to drive for owner Karen Rose of Leesburg, Ohio. R Spunky Girl, Ataway Samantha, Fayco Filly, Crown Time Keeper and Friskie’s Angel complete the line-up.

Trotters return to the stage in Race 3 for the $30,000 second division Ohio Sire Stakes. Iron Princess (Iron Duke-Kiwi Song-Super Ben Joe) is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for owner/trainer Ron Randall of Berlin Center, Ohio. Iron Princess has two previous races, posting wins at the Putnam County Fair and a 2:04.3 effort at Scioto Downs in Ohio Sires Stakes action. Driver Greg Grismore will start the trotter from post-four in a field that consists of Hurricane Honey, Emery Jean, Rockin H Marsha K, Anniesbluejeanbaby and O I M Bad.

Trotters again compete in Race 5 for the $30,000 third division of the Ohio Sires Stakes. In The Grippers (Steven One-Over Baked-Overcomer) starts from the rail and is the 5-2 morning-line favorite. She is owned by Herres Stables, LLC of Bellbrook, Ohio and is trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. Morgan has called upon Chris Page to drive. This filly has one lifetime start, winning in 2:04 in the Ohio Sires Stakes at Scioto Downs. In The Grippers’ rivals consist of MJs Victory Jody, Greased, Turbochargedroxie, Dohooray, Mclean and Surebecoolifudid.

Race 6 will host the final Ohio Sires Stake race of the evening with the $30,000 second division for two year-old filly pacers. Friskie Six (Feelin Friskie-KJ Six-Electric Yankee) is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for owner Larry Six of Washington Court House, Ohio. Travis Redden trains the filly and uses Tony Hall to drive. This freshman has raced two times, finishing second at the Pickaway County Fair and again finishing second in a $30,000 Ohio Sires Stake race at Scioto Downs. Friskie Six starts from post-four in a talented field consisting of Pretty Dreamboat, Nancy’s Stitches, A P P Panda, Spiffy Sam, Rosy Fire and Baby Slider.

by Ayers Ratliff

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