Berlin, MD --- The Maryland Standardbred Fund stakes for 2-year-olds continued at Ocean Downs on Monday (July 31) with two divisions for filly trotters up first as non-wagering events.
Corey Callahan sent his homebred Gaagaa Gone (Googoo Gaagaa), trained by Richard Hans, to the front, opening up at every pole to win by 18 lengths in 2:03.2, giving a performance reminiscent of her sire's early career at Ocean Downs. Four Deuces was up for place.
Shazamm (Conway Hall) gave driver Callahan a sweep of the filly trots, winning in 2:01.4 over Iron Mine Krystal. Renaldo Morales III trains for owner Daniel Clements, and the breeder is Winbak Farm.
Redline Rusty (Rusty's For Real) improved his stats to three wins in six starts, finishing the first split for colt/gelding pacers a half-length in front of America First in 1:58.4. Roger Plante Jr. had the driving assignment for trainer Mike Hall and owner Al Carter. Carter Racing Stable LLC was the breeder.
Russell Foster picked up his first stakes win of the night behind Slick Tony (No Spin Zone), stopping the clock in 1:57.4 for owner/trainer/breeder George Leager. Charlie J finished second.
The third division saw I Run The Show (Cam's Rocket) tie the stakes and track record for 2-year-old pacing geldings of 1:55.4 set way back in 2000 by Shimmering Joseph. Foster was in the bike for owner/breeder Michael Hans and trainer Roger Hans. Toms Tyrannosaurus finished second.
Driver Jonathan Roberts and Bo Breeze (Nuclear Breeze) took advantage of his pocket trip, charging down the stretch to win over Sea Bags in 1:58.1 for trainer Shawn Murray and owner Murray Stables. The breeders were Robert and Elberta Murray.