A duo of $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies highlighted Friday night's 12-race card at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, and Dont Flash Me posted the faster time of the two tests with a 1:53 performance.
Soaring Honey was headstrong from the start and powered out to reach the first mark in :26.2. Molly Brown and Jay Cross maintained their rail position to follow along closely in second. Tetrick and Dont Flash Me opted for a ground-saving trip along the rail in third as Pete Wrenn moved Insatiable Desire to the outer flow down the backside.
Insatiable Desire reached the leaderís wheel at the half-mile time of :55.4 as Soaring Honey continued to call the shots. Insatiable Desire began to retreat, leaving just enough room for Tetrick to pull Dont Flash Me to the outside around the three-quarter time of 1:24.4.
Dont Flash Me pressed on to the wire to win by a length and a half. The bettorís choice, Sheza Cool Cookie and Sam Widger, came from off-the-pace to finish a close second. Misschipbyart and Ed Hensley rounded out the triactor. Dont Flash Me returned $11.40 for the victory.
Trained by Carthel Daulton, Dont Flash Me scored the sixth win of her sophomore season in only eight outings. The homebred filly is sired by Dontgetinmyway and out of the Electric Yankee mare, Electric Flash. Dont Flash Me has bankrolled over $30,000 for owners Jerry Haynes and Wendy Brandt.
Roberts Ideal and Ricky Macomber Jr. scored the minor upset in the second division in gate-to-wire fashion, stopping the clock in 1:53.3. The three-year-old picked up the third Sire Stakes win of her sophomore season.
Leaving from post six, Macomber Jr. placed Roberts Ideal directly on the lead from the start, posting first half fractions of :28.1 and :58. The abbreviated field of six remained in single file line as Pete Wrenn sat patiently with the heavily favoured American Girl along the rail in fifth. Trace Tetrick had Miss Millie well placed in the pocket seat as Lima Calliope followed intently in third.
As the field rounded the final turn, Wrenn pulled American Girl to make her bid at the leader but Roberts Ideal saved her best for last and thanks to a :26.4 closing panel, Roberts Ideal sealed the deal. Miss Millie held on for the second place finish as American Girl put in a game effort to finish third. Roberts Ideal paid $9.80 for the win.
Trained by Ron Burke, the I Scoot Hanover filly is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, and Frank Baldachino. Roberts Ideal has won seven of 22 starts with career earnings over $150,000.
Dont Flash Me and Roberts Ideal will advance to the $200,000 Indiana Sire Stakes final for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday, July 14. The race will be part of Hoosier Champions Night, featuring more than $1 million in purses for the Indiana Sire Stakes.