Jo Ann Looney-King’s Logan Girl made it two-in-a-row in DSBF prelims, three straight overall and 10 wins in 12 lifetime starts in her career. Vic Kirby drove the Roddy’s Bags Again-All Italian filly to a wire-to-wire 1:54 victory for trainer Jim King.
Cashmere's Delight (Jim Morand) came out fast for a brief early lead before Logan’s Girl took over. The $167,840 lifetime winner was followed by Cashmere's Delight and Westwind Roddylee (Tim Tetrick).
Lunar Phase raced from behind with Art Stafford Jr. as Spanish Dream (Kirby) led from the start with no early challengers. Stafford moved Lunar Phase from off the pace to move into contention on the final turn. It was a two-horse battle down the lane with Lunar Phase getting up at the wire in 1:53.3, a lifetime mark for the Roddy’s Bags Again-Blue Moon Artist bay owned by Stafford and Wyatt Starkey. It was her first win this year in her third start. I Won Them Both (Montrell Teague) closed well to finish third.
Tony Morgan won the first of his five-bagger in the third $20,000 DSBF section, steering Green Valley Training’s A Lady Sizzling home in 1:54.1 to best Renegade Hussie (Allan Davis) and So many Friends (George Dennis).Race favorite Lillisbagsrpacked (Kirby) finished fourth.
Bad Mama was good for Montrell Teague chalking up a 1:55 triumph in the final $20,000 DSBF filly pace. Owned by George Teague Jr. Inc., the Clyde Francis-conditioned daughter of Badlands Nitro-Mom’s Bella won her second straight prelim and third in four races this campaign. Diva Demands (Corey Callahan) was a strong second in front of Giga Spin (Davis).
The top eight point-getters after the two prelim divisions return next Tuesday for a $100,000 DSBF Final.
On the regular program, owner-trainer Bryan Truitt’s Enhance Your Mind got back in the winner’s column, overtaking pace-setting Apple Bottom Jeans (Teague) in a :27.1 final quarter head-to-head 1:51.2 duel. The victory was the third of five for Tony Morgan. Barbara’s Shadow (Kirby) stepped up in class and was third.
Morgan drove In The Shadows to a 1:52.4 lifetime-fastest score in the $15,500 4&5-Tear-Old Mares pace. Dismissal (Callahan) the race favorite was second with Barefoot Julie (George Dennis), the show finisher.
The Wednesday card is headed by two $20,000 DSBF Filly prelims and a $15,000 trot headed by Celebrity Pegasus, Hollywood Highway and Streamsong.