Favorites dominate in Circle City paces

Favorites dominate in Circle City paces

The betting dollars did not disappoint on its targets in the Circle City divisions for sophomore pacers on Thursday night (Oct. 19) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park with three of the four winners receiving top dollar and finding the winner’s circle.

Dynamite Dylan, the only non-favorite to win, darted up the open stretch to a 1:51 victory in the first Circle City division for sophomore pacing colts and geldings. The Brian Brown trainee landed on the point to a :27 first quarter before relinquishing the lead to even-money favorite Burnout before a :55.1 half. Riding from the pocket through the final turn to three-quarters in 1:23.1, Dynamite Dylan dashed up the inside to grab the lead from The Real Way as he stalled off his second-over rally in mid-stretch. Dynamite Dylan snagged victory in the last sixteenth to pull three-quarters of a length in front at the beam with Liteningonthebeach in third.

A colt by Downbytheseaside, Dynamite Dylan has now won five races from 19 starts and banked $104,827 for owners David and John Prushnok. David Miller drove the $5.60 winner.

Tell’s On A Roll powered first-over to deliver as the 2-5 choice in the opening division for sophomore pacing fillies with a 1:51.1 win. Driver Dexter Dunn settled into fourth with the Tyler George trainee while Walkin On Sunshine swooped from the outermost post to lead the field by a :26.4 first quarter. Walkin On Sunshine continued on the lead through a :55.3 half, where Dunn tipped Tell’s On A Roll off the pegs and began to roll uncovered to three-quarters in 1:23.2. Tell’s On A Roll dug into Walkin On Sunshine all through the stretch to just edge three-quarters of a length in front in the closing strides. Cantgetuoutamymind, a 58-1 shot, rode the pocket to finish third and Kassagi took fourth.

Winning her eighth race from 22 starts, Tell’s On A Roll – a daughter of Tellitlikeitis – has now banked $309,006 for owners Engel Stable of Illinois LLC, Louis Willinger and T G Stable LLC. She paid $2.60 to win.

Strengthfromabove raced headstrong but secured a pocket ride, from which he pounced and nabbed a 1:50.3 victory in the second division for sophomore pacing colts and geldings. Driver Yannick Gingras launched the even-money favorite for the lead from post four and cleared control by a :27.1 opening quarter. Racing Rampage swung out of third up the backside to move for the lead, of which driver Yannick Gingras seesawed and wrangled Strengthfromabove for a two-hole ride by a :55 half. Strengthfromabove maintained interest through the final turn as Racing Rampage rolled to three-quarters in 1:22.2 and with ease shot to the lead in the lane through the open stretch and pulled clear to a length victory. Racing Rampage held second from a fast-closing David Allen Whoa with Bamboozler left in fourth.

Strengthfromabove won his fourth race from 30 starts and has now earned $195,447 for owner Save The Day Stable. Melissa Essig trains the $4.20 winner.

Odds-on choice Rollin Rosie jogged in the finale to a 1:51.4 victory under wraps in the second division for sophomore pacing fillies. Getting away second to a :27 first quarter, Trace Tetrick sent Rollin Rosie for the front entering the backstretch and gradually bid farewell to her competition. She strolled to the half in :55.4 and widened her lead to three-quarters in 1:24 before cinching the open-length victory under a firm hold with Queen’s Reign grabbing second up the inside. Shadowrage closed down the center for third and Tr’sshining Star faded to fourth.

Rollin Rosie won her 13th race from 16 starts and has now earned $430,770 for owners SCP Stable Inc, Scott Tyler George and Gregory Samples. Tyler George trains the daughter of JK Endofanera who paid $2.20 to win.