The heavy favorite Robin I Scoot maintained his perfect record in 2008 in the Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old colts and geldings during Hoosier Cup Night Saturday, June 28. Robin I Scoot, driven by Don Irvine Jr., crossed the line in 1:52.0, matching his previous best time.
Rocknroll Band, driven by Jim Dailey, was first out, firing from the gate for the lead. However, the top spot was quickly taken over by Andy’s Z Tam and Don Eash, who led the way to the quarter mark in :26.4. Powering up after the quarter was Robin I Scoot to make his move for the lead. Moving past the half in :55.1, Robin I Scoot kept the rest of the field in following mode.
Robin I Scoot continued to open up on the field. He maintained his speed for the win, crossing the line in 1:52 by seven and three-quarter lengths. Freddyscooter and Brad Hanners received second while Dreaming Royalty, driven by Jason Dillander, held on for third.
“He (Robin I Scoot) is pretty much a two-finger horse,” Irvine said. “He can’t do much wrong.”
This was the second win of the night for Irvine Jr., the six-time leading driver at Hoosier Park. His first was behind the three-year-old filly EJ’s Copperstone, who is undefeated this year in five starts and won the Indiana Sires Stakes final for her division.
Robin I Scoot picked up his seventh win of the season, pushing his lifetime earnings to over $250,000. The sophomore gelding byis owned by Danny Perdue of Greenville, Ohio and Shady Lane Meadows of Grabill, Ind. Perdue trains Robin I Scoot.
By: Alicia Hanger