Favorites shine in Ohio Sires Stakes at Scioto

12:48 PM 27 May 2014 NZST
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Frisky Adam, harness racing
Friskie Adam was a 1:52.4 winner for Kyle Ater
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The first Sires Stakes event was race five on the 15-race card. It was the first division of 3-year old trotting colts. A field of 10 went to post for the $40,000 purse. Can'tcutthatchip for trainer, Jim Dailey didn't disappoint.

Can'tcutthatchip is a 3-year-old by Chip Chip Hooray. He's owned by Kathy Ratcliff and Jerry Zosel of Ohio.
Driver, Jason Brewer was unrushed in the early going, but when Brewer moved him, the colt responded. Can'tcutthatchip won by four lengths in 1.58.2 as the morning line favorite.
 
Next up was the seventh race. It was the pacing colts turn. The first division of the 3-year old pacing colts was a field of seven. Morning line favorite, Friskie Adam started from post five for driver Kyle Ater and trainer, Dan Ater.
Ater set the pace with Friskie Adam and lead him to a four and a half -length victory in 1.52.4. This also set a lifetime best for this 3-year old son of Feelin Friskie.
 
The 3-year old pacing colts returned in race 10. A field of seven composed the second division.Big Bossman for trainer Doug Hinklin went off as the race time favorite.Driver Greg Grismore left from post three and set the fractions of 26.1, 55.1, 1.23.1 and cruised to a two and a half-length victory in a lifetime best of 1.53.3.
 
The final Sires Stakes event came in race 11. A full field of 10 was set for the second division of 3-year old colts and geldings.Rompaway Galaxy was the heavy favorite and showed that he deserved to be.The 3-year-old colt by Rompaway Wally was at odds of 1-2. Regular driver, Mike Micallef was in the bike for trainer, Krista Harmon of Michigan. Mike and his colt were content to set off the early quick fractions. When the half time flashed up in 57.1, Mike pulled from the three hole and quickly had the lead.
 
He passed three quarters in 1.26.3 and the colt opened up on the rest of the field.Rompaway Galaxy set a lifetime best of 1.55.4 and did so by a fourteen and a half- length margin.
 
Racing continues on Wednesday evening with a post time of 6:30.

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