In the Stallion Series competition, six of the seven winners took new lifetime marks (we’ll mention the one who “just” equaled hers). Dexter Dunn drove three winners, one of them for trainer Chris Ryder, who also won a Sire Stake: the Somebeachsomewhere filly Podium Girl, who closed in 26.4 to win in 1:51.1 for Henderson Farms, Robert Mondillo, and Barry Spak.
Dunn also checked in first with the Artspeak filly Filly Speaks in 1:52 for trainer Scott Betts and owners Timothy Betts, Nicholas Catalano, and Keith Pippi, and with the Captaintreacherous filly Classicist, a 1:52.2 winner for trainer Tahnee Camilleri and owner David Kryway.
“Team Orange Crush,” trainer Julie and driver Andy Miller, have been on a roll lately, and they had two Stallion Series successes: with the Always B Miki miss So Miki Hanover, up the inside to win in 1:52.1 for owners Michael Cimaglio, A And B Stable, and Charles Elliott, and with Tonianne, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere who equaled the 1:52.4 mark she took two starts back for Andy Miller Stable Inc. and Louis Willinger.
Driver David Miller, who joined trainer Chris Ryder as winners in both the Sire Stakes and Stallion Series, had the fastest winner in the latter grouping, the Sweet Lou filly Chase Lounge, who at 9-1 was the biggest-paying stakes horse of the day while scoring in 1:51 for owner William Hartt and trainer Roland Mallar (Team Miller-Mallar).
Completing the list of stakes success was the Somebeachsomewhere filly Staycation Hanover, who won the last race in 1:51.3 for owner David Mc Duffee, trainer Brett Pelling, and driver Todd McCarthy – 4 hours and 46 minutes after Todd won the first race of the day.