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Ten Straight For L A Delight

Monday, September 28, 2015  By: Standardbred Canada

 

The countdown is on for this year’s OSS Super Finals, and Monday night was crunch night as many of the program’s stars were on the lookout for some late-season points leading up to that rich night of racing.

 

L A Delight certainly wasn’t one those horses looking for any points – she has more than enough. That didn’t stop her from bolstering her already impressive totals as she dominated a field of seven in her $105,000 OSS Gold Series division for two-year-old pacing fillies.

 

Free Show made the lead and chopped out the opening quarter in :27.1 before coughing up the top spot to L A Delight and Randy Waples. The Bob McIntosh miss cleared without a tussle and took the field through middle splits of :56.4 and 1:26.1 before using a :27.2 closing panel to win – despite suffering broken equipment - by 1-1/2 lengths over Free Show in 1:53.3. Twin B Thong rounded out the top three finishers.

 

It was the tenth straight victory for the homebred daughter of Bettors Delight-West Of L A. The career winner of $579,335 is owned by Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc.

 

Good Will Hanover was a down-the-road winner in the second division in a career-best clocking of 1:52.3. Paul MacDonell hustled the Dr. Ian Moore trainee to the lead from Post 4 and the youngster led the way through fractions of :27, :56.2 and 1:24.4 before finishing off the competition with a :27.4 closing panel. She won by 3-1/4 lengths over Heavenly Hill. Taking home third prize was Maniana.

 

The daughter of Big Jim-Go For Best now boasts a 4-2-0 record from just six trips to the track for GLB Stable of Lakeview, NS. The $52,500 payday helped her bankroll to $163,095.

 

Three-year-old trotting colts and geldings sparred in a trio of $70,000 divisions during Monday evening’s card, with the first division going to the Julie Walker-trained Rubber Duck in 1:54.4. Jack Moiseyev got away fourth with the gelding while Olympic Son and race favourite Luck O The Irish took turns on the lead through fractions of :28 and :57. Rubber Duck was first-over and pressing Luck O The Irish going into the final turn, and there wasn’t much separating those two at the three-quarter pole in 1:25.4. Rubber Duck used a :29-second kicker to win by 4-1/4 lengths over Winning Wizard, while Luck O The Irish weakened late and had to settle for the show dough.

 

Sent off at odds of 7-1, the son of Muscle Mass-Ringside Rosie improved his 2015 record to 3-1-4 from 13 starts with the win. The $35,000 payday bumped his bankroll to $156,296. He is owned by Blair and Erna Corbeil of Beaumont, AB.

 

Setanta went to the front and didn’t look back en route to a 1:55.2 score in the second division for driver Steve Condren. The gelding, who was making his debut on Lasix, carved out splits of :27.2, :57 and 1:26.2 before kicking home in a :29-second clip to seal the deal by half a length over race favourite Muscle Up The Goal. Taking home third prize was the late-rushing Stormont Wizard.

 

Trainer Alan Richardson co-owns the homebred with Jeff Ruch of Innisfil, ON. Together, they’ve watched the son of Kadabra-Fighting Irish assemble a 3-2-2 record from 14 trips to the track this season. His $35,000 share of the loot bumped his overall cash stash to $84,760.

 

Dont Rush survived a first-over journey for driver Chris Christoforou and took home the hardware in the final division. Hemi Seelster stole away with sensible fractions of :28, :58 and 1:26.3, but he couldn’t fend off late pressure from Dont Rush. The Dustin Jones pupil came first-over past the half and wore down Hemi Seelster en route to the quarter of a length decision over that foe. Caulfield was third.

 

The homebred son of Infinitif-Color Me Pretty won for the fourth time this season for Dustin Jones Stables Inc of Waterdown and Greg Judson of Athens, ON. The eight-time winner has stashed away close to $460,000 to date.


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