It was the second straight win at Scioto for Doc’s Yankee, who is owned by Gerald Denney of Gallipolis, Ohio.
Odds-on favorite Doc’s Yankee was in front after the first panel was covered in :26.2 but then Devan Miller roared up on the outside with her 5-year-old Look Yankee. Driver Chris Page yielded to Miller and took the pocket trip behind the 12-1 shot.
Cmon Blaze and trainer-driver Ray Paver challenged Look Yankee but wasn’t able to collar Miller and her pacer as Doc’s Yankee sat in the pocket.
Once in the stretch, Page ducked his pacer to the inside and Doc’s Yankee responded willingly by pacing past Look Yankee to win by a half-length in 1:52.1.Cmon Blaze held for third place.
Doc’s Yankee paid $3.40 to win.
Hangon Cowboy posted the fastest mile of the season at Scioto when the gelded son of Rustler Hanover ran off and left his pursuers in the dust with a 1:51.2 effort.
Jeff Nisonger piloted the 5-year-old for trainer Mike Medors, who co-owns Hangon Cowboy with Jerry Sommers.
It was the first win in two tries this season or Hangon Cowboy. He hit the wire more than 10 lengths ahead of the field.