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Four $100,000 championship finals Wednesday

07:52 AM 07 Oct 2020 NZDT
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Big Al M and driver Eddie Davis, Jr.
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Stealing Bases and driver Victor Kirby
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HARRINGTON, DE - The First State's top locally-bred 2-year-olds will battle in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final harness racing events Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.

The male trotters will kick-off the four-legged freshmen party in the 1st race on the 12-race program. Bobby Myers' Big Al M (3/2, Eddie Davis Jr.) was the fastest elimination winner and figures to be the one to beat for trainer Eric Davis. The Anders Bluestone gelding would have swept his eliminations but was placed second for a pylon violation after hitting the wire first in his first elimination. A familiar rival, Don and David Wiest's Rhett (7/5, Tony Morgan) also has a win and a second place finish in his eliminations and is the primary competition.

Filly trotters will go post ward in the 3rd race, the second leg of the pick four (races 2 through 5). A wide open group awaits the starting gate with four different elimination winners in the field. Ed Kimmel, Don and David Wiest's Azurine (2/1, Tony Morgan), Harry Marsh Jr.'s Designer's Edge (5/2, William Long), Thestable Jazzy Juddy Grp's Jazzy Judy (5/1, Victor Kirby) and Providence West's Toni Lee (15/1, Kim Vincent) each won respective eliminations.

The final leg of the pick four sequence will see filly pacers battle in the 5th race. A matchup between two dominant fillies who swept their eliminations awaits as Jo Ann Looney-King's Stealing Bases (9/5, Kirby) and Eli Beiler, Clint Crellin and Elam Esh's Cinder Baby (2/1, Art Stafford Jr.) will square off for the first time.

Stealing Bases, a Roddy's Bags Again filly trained by Jim King Jr., won both of her eliminations via off the pace rallies, while Rockabillie-sired Cinder's Baby dispatched of her rivals by a combined 7 lengths in her two eliminations with front end romps. Cinder's Baby is trained by her driver. Cinder's Baby is a full sister to 3-year-old Cinder Rock (Rockabillie-Cinderella), who won DSBF final events at 2 and 3 and has won 8 of 10 career starts for trainer Wayne Givens.

The male pacers are featured in the 6th race with Leonard Hubbard's Z's Dream (9/5, Stafford) clearly the one to beat after two decisive elimination wins. He will face a competitive group that includes elimination winners Subban (3/1, Montrell Teague), owned by Mst Racing and George Teague, Jo Ann Looney-King's Syndergaard (7/1, Kirby).

Also on the Wednesday program is four $15,000 DSBF consolation events.

Post time is 4:30 p.m.

by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway









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