Standardbred Events Held on Jugette Day Undercard
Two-year-old filly trotter Hannah and driver Andy Miller cruised to a 3 ½ length victory in the $46,000 Standardbred trot in Wednesday (September 18) action at the Delaware County Fair.
When the field of six was sent on their way, Miller sent the eventual winner right to the front and was able to control the fractions of :28 4/5, :58 1/5 and 1:27 1/5. Hannah used a :28 4/5 last quarter to defeat Skyway Tinacious (Peter Wrenn) and Mizzy Brenda K (Mike Wilder) in 1:56, a new lifetime mark.
The Muscle Hill lass is trained by Julie Miller for the Andy Miller Stable, Dumain Haven Farm and Little E LLC.
Much like the filly trot, Keystone Eureka (Tim Tetrick) used a late brush to collar the pacesetters in the deep stretch to take the $46,800 Standardbred two-year-old filly pace.
Don’t Speak (Brett Miller) received the first call, but relinquished the lead to Dance Club (Matt Kakaley).
As the field turned for home, Don’t Speak looked to be the winner but Keystone Eureka timed her last rush perfectly to win by ¾ of a length over another fast closer, Coral Reef Hanover (Mike Wilder). Don’t Speak and Dance Club rounded out the top four.
Ryan Miller trains the son of Somebeachsomewhere for the Miller Racing Stable.
Sophia Lia Takes Buckette
Sophia Lia (Tim Tetrick) and French Café (Andy Miller) traded the lead in the first quarter of a mile, but Sophia Lia passed French Café in the final eighth of a mile to take the $76,125 Buckette for three-year-old trotting fillies.
The final time of 1:54 3/5 established a new lifetime mark for the Guccio filly.
Sophia Lia is trained and co-owned by Chris Beaver, Donald Robinson, RBH Ventures and William Rufenacht.