Ohio Breeders Stakes for harness racing Freshmen and Sophomores kicks off at Scioto Downs.
The Ohio Breeders Stakes for colts and fillies on their respective gates will go post ward on Friday and Saturday night.
The trotting and pacing two-year olds will have their chance at the cash on Friday. Starting in race one on the 12-race card the two-year filly pacers will go for a purse of $26,200.
Bell Flower andare slated as the 3-5 morning line favorite for trainer, . She's an impressive three for three and will look to continue her perfect record. She will start from post three in the eight horse field.
Race two and three are the split divisions of the two-year filly trotters. The fields of seven will race for a purse of $16,600.
Dark Roast for trainer Marty Wollam is one of the morning line favorites in race two. Rightfully so, she's coming off a notable Ohio State Fair Stakes win in 2:01.3. Standing in the filly's way will be her own stable mate, Influential Girl and Chip Girl from the Krista Harmon barn.
The flawless Sunrise Nibbles for trainer,will try to extend her winning streak to four when she starts from post five in race three with driver, .
The two-year old colt trotters are slated for race five and the full field of nine will battle it out for a share of the $26,800 purse.
Neely's Messenger for trainer and driver, Marty Wollam will start from post two as the 2-1 favorite. He dominated a similar group last week in the Ohio State Fair Stakes at Scioto Downs in a new lifetime best performance of 1:58.3 by a margin of 7 and Â¾ lengths.
Race 11 is the final Ohio Breeders Stakes for 2-year colt pacers. A field of six will race for a bounty of $26,400.
The impressive Nobles Finesse for new trainer,will hope to appease his new connections win a victory, but Chief Talkalot from the Stable looks to stand in his way from post six.
The sophomores will get in to action on Saturday (August 9).
The action will start in race two on the 14-race card with the three-colt trotters. A field of eight will race for a purse of $21,200.
Rompaway Galaxy will look to romp again for trainer Krista Harmon and regular driver,. They will start from post three and are the 4-5 morning line favorite.
The filly pacers will compete for the $22,200 prize in race three. The competitive field of six leaves the race wide open and gives the chance for any one of these ladies to steal the spotlight.
A full field of nine three-year colt pacers will make up race five on the program for a purse of $23,100. It will be a showdown between the undefeated, Friskie Adam from thestable and Big Bossman trained by .
Big Bossman will start from post two for driver,and Friskie Adam drew post five with Kyle Ater at the lines.
The Ohio Breeders Stakes concludes in race 10 with the trotting fillies. The field of nine will chase after the $22,700 prize.
The 8-5 favorite, Sandys Victory andwill look to continue their winning streak, starting from post four for trainer, Larry Tinch. In The Grippers is looking to rebound for her connections and she will start from post eight for trainer, and driver .
Post time is 6:30p.m on Friday (August 8) and Saturday (August 9).<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office".
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