Berlin, MD --- Two Maryland Standardbred Fund records were tied and one record crashed at Ocean Downs on Monday night (Aug. 12).
Tom’s Titan (Nuclear Breeze-Like My Mom) just toyed with the field in the $32,600 2-year-old colt pace. Corey Callahan pulled just out of the first turn and blew the field away with fractions of :27.4, :56.4 and 1:24.4 before stopping the clock in 1:53.2, setting a stakes, track and national season’s record. Thomas Cooke is the owner and breeder, while Roger Hans trains.
In an early non wagering event, Explosive Attitude (Explosive Matter-My Foolish Dream) proved once again to be the best over Two Smart in the $30,700 2-year-old filly trot. Reinsman Mike Beaver gave Explosive Attitude the perfect pocket trip behind Two Smart, pulling at the head of the stretch and gaining a length lead at the wire in 2:01.3, which equalled the stakes record. Arlene Cameron owns and trains.
Joie De Vie Farm and Guidetti Racing LLC’s 2-year-old pacing filly Rosie De Vie (Western Ideal-Smart Dialing) loves her beach time and took a new lifetime mark of 1:57.3 in the $12,025 first division for her class. This was her second win at the Ocean oval for trainer Henrik Lundell and driver Corey Callahan.
Reflected Art (Artzina-Queen Jodi) took the $11,875 second division in a 4-1/2 length win over Cool Flying Baby. Frank Milby piloted the filly for Winbak Farm and LeBlanc Racing. Time for the mile was 1:59.4.
In the $12,025 third division for filly pacers, Corey Callahan blasted Valentina De Vie (Bettor's Delight-Flibbertigibbet) out of the gate and never looked back, crossing the wire in 1:56.4, equalling the stakes record for owner Joie De Vie Farms and giving trainer Henrik Lundell his second win of the night.
There were plenty of shifting positions just past the half with a break and some interference, but when the field of 2-year-old colt trotters settled heading to the three-quarter pole Kandy Korn had command, coasting to a 4-1/2 length win over Whichwayrightrleft. The Cantab Hall-Celebrity Kandy colt is owned by Bruce and Tanya Schadel and was driven to victory in the $31,350 event by Ocean Downs' leading driver Frank Milby.
Corey Callahan had six wins for the night driving in both stakes and overnight races.
The action continues Thursday when the Casino at Ocean Downs hosts the 3-year-old Maryland Standardbred Fund races.