LEBANON, OH. - Cashahallic produced a minor upset in the $10,000 Open Handicap trot at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night, stepping to a 1:56 track record in the process.
At odds of 9-1, the six-year-old son ofwas the quickest of the full field off the wings of the Woebkenberg starting gate, leaving alertly in :28.1 for driver . The Chris Scicluna trainee continued to show the way through fractions of :57.4 and 1:26.3 before holding off pocket-sitting Baby Blaze ( ) by a neck for owner Michael Lipman. Itzaziam (Pat Berry) rallied late to garner the show dough.
Driversand each scored hat tricks on the 12-race program.
Smith sped to the quickest mile of the night with a 1:53.4 triumph behind Big Pulse. He also guided Exit Here (1:55.4) and Milliron Pete (1:58.4) to victories.
Page's wins were with Newspeak (1:55.1), Polo Johnny (1:56.2) and the trotter Chet N Spanky (1:58.3).
Racing resumes Saturday night with a solid 14-race program including a $10,000 Open Handicap pace and four first-round elimination heats of the Miami Valley Madness In March tournament for $4000 claimers. Post time is 6:30 p.m.