Brookview Bullet and Jordan Ross scored a win in conditioned pacing action Wednesday, March 29 at Miami Valley. The duo covered the one-mile event in 1:51.2.
Starting from post six, Brookview Bullet shot straight out to the lead to set fractions of :27.3 and :55.3 before feeling pressure from the outside. Bettor of the West and Brady Galliers were first up to challenge at the three-quarters in 1:23.3. However, Brookview Bullet dug in gamely for the stretch drive, defending his top spot to the wire to win by a nose over Bettor of the West. Chief Mate and Trevor Smith were close for third.
Brookview Bullet paid $2.40 for the win. The five-year-old Always a Virgin gelding is owned by Eleven Star Stables and trained by Henry Graber Jr. Brookview Farms bred the gelding, who is now on a two-race win streak.
Brookview Bullet now has 16 wins in 60 career starts with a bankroll of more than $320,000. His career best time of 1:49.1 was taken last year as a four-year-old at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. He shows pacing a mile in 1:48.3 last summer also in Indiana.
Joining Brookview Bullet as a winner on the Wednesday card was Jusmakinyalook for the Robert Taylor barn. The trotting mare had post eight and rallied right out to the lead early and never looked back, scoring the win by two and one-quarter lengths in 1:54.3 in the first leg of the $17,500 Dr. Dan Farwick Memorial Late Closer. Ferretti and Tony Hall Finished second over Prank Me and Trace Tetrick for third. Jusmakinyalook is owned by Devon Miller and was bred by John Stoll.
The win with Jusmakinyalook was a driving double for Ross, who has been selected to represent the United States in the World Driving Championship this summer. Ross is coming off the best year of his young career where he scored his first $1 million-plus season and 153 wins. He already has 31 wins this year and a half-million in earnings, well on his way to set another personal best in 2023. The driving double also put Ross over the $3 million mark in earnings for his career stat line.
Another Indiana winner on the Wednesday card was the four-year-old son of Dover Dan, Yo Mister. The gelding sat second early on and was shuffled before finding room late and opening up on the field by more than three lengths for the win in 1:54.4. Brett Miller drove Yo Mister to victory. He paid $5.00 for the win.