Cattlewash has proven he likes Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The Somebeachsomewhere colt equaled the track record of 1:47.2 in the Breeders Crown elimination and came back to finish third in the Breeders Crown final. Now, he can add the $160,000 Monument Circle Stakes to his credentials.
Trained by Ron Burke, Cattlewash scooted out of the gate from post five for David Miller and grabbed a seat behind Tattoo Artist and Joe Bongiorno at the quarter in :25.4. Miller then moved Cattlewash out and around the leader to secure the top spot by the half in :54.1. From there the sophomore pacing colt continued to hold his lead with authority, opening up to a three-length lead at one point before getting the win in 1:48.3 by two lengths over Elver Hanover and Chris Page for second. Catch the Fire and Mike Wilder finished third.
Owned and bred by W. Donovan of Florida, Cattlewash is now two for three at Harrah’s Hoosier Park and has five wins in 14 starts this year. The win pushed his career earnings over the $700,000 mark.
The Monument Circle was the final Grand Circuit race on the 13-race card at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Friday, Nov. 6. Earlier in the night, Trainer Nancy Takter secured wins in two of the stakes. Spoiled Princess (Dexter Dunn) was a winner in the $100,000 Crossroads of America in 1:52.2, just one and one-half lengths over Indiana sired standout sophomore trotter May Baby and James Yoder.
Takter and Dunn also scored a win with JK First Lady in the $100,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial in a time of 1:49.1, one length ahead of stablemate Peaky Sneaky and Yannick Gingras, who won the Breeders Crown the week prior.
The first Grand Circuit stakes on the night was a win by Play Trix on Me and Joe Bongiorno in the $140,000 Carl Erskine in 1:53.0. Linda Toscano trains the Trixton three-year-old colt.