On Sunday, August 25 Raceway Park will feature two divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes racing action on their 10-race program. This will be the fourth leg
of the Sires Stakes for the sophomore colts.
Trotters begin Sunday’s stake action in the evening’s eighth race. The field of eight vies for a purse of $35,000. Final Breath (Victory Sam-First Breath-Hold your Breath) has been made the 8-5 heavy morning-line favorite. He races for Malta, Ohio owner Duane Lowe. is the gelding’s trainer and driver.
Final Breath has won seven of 10 races this year and is 13 of 19 lifetime. He starts from post five and enters this event on a three-race win streak.
Final Breath has a career bankroll of $126,697 and has a 1:55.3 lifetime mark trotted at Scioto Downs in his most recent race on August 9. Also
competing in the fourth leg will be last year’s OSS champion Trottin On Over, Masterdream Chaser, Heza Rube, Sammy Sammy Sammy, Chet N Spanky, Annie’s Rocketman and Buzzin Troubador.
Race 9 will host the $35,000 fourth leg Ohio Sires Stakes for three year-old colt pacers. The 1 and 1A entry of That Friske Feelin and Phantom Flasher is the 8-5 morning-line favorite.
That Friske Feelin ( -Marquee Event- ) is owned by the partnership of Howard Taylor, Edwin Gold and Richard Lombardo. Ron Burke, North America’s winningest trainer in 2013, trains the gelding and uses to drive.
This sophomore has 16 starts, winning eight races and finishing second five times. He set a 1:52.2 mark at Northfield Park on July 20 and has earned
$114,883. That Friske Feelin starts from post six.
The other half of the entry, Phantom Flasher ( -Trendy Tradition- ), is also owned by Howard Taylor and Richard Lombardo. Becky Zubkoff is this gelding’s conditioner and has enlisted the driving services of Ronnie Wrenn Jr.
Phantom Flasher and won two of 14 starts this year and has garnered $43,668 with a mark of 1:55 paced at The Meadows. He starts from post nine in a talented field consisting of Firetowers Stand, River Valley Pearl, Forever Kissed, Feelin Lika Winner, Sassy Osborne, Outdoor Fever, Hanky L and Chief Friskie.
Sunday’s first race post time at Raceway Park is 6:00 p.m.
by Ayers Ratliff