To say it was a good day for the team of Don Cincebox and Scott Linville would be an understatement. The duo paired up for wins in the first four two-year-old races on the program Tuesday, June 27 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.
The quickest of the bunch was Shipps Revenge in the second of three divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies. Starting from post one, the filly went straight to the lead, posting an evenly rated first half in :31.0 and 1:02.0 before picking up the pace to the three-quarters, putting extra distance between her and the rest of the field. In the stretch, she rallied home to a two and one-half length victory in 2:02.0. Tell’s Bells and Matt Rheinheimer finished second over Rockin Frenzy and Clint Coy for third.
Shipps Revenge is owned by Linville Racing Stable. The Check Six filly was bred by Hoosier Standardbred Farm. She now has two wins in four starts this season with her mile at Shelbyville establishing a new lifetime mark.
Part of the second crop of Check Six, Shipps Revenge sold under the name of Townline Card at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale last fall. She was one of 46 from the second crop to sell at public auction. She was purchased by Linville for $3,500 and has already surpassed that investment in four starts.
The other two fillies that provided a sweep in two-year-old filly pacing action for Linville and Cincebox were Chocolate Espresso and Classic Amy. Chocolate Espresso was a gate to wire winner for Linville in a time of 2:05.2. The Always a Virgin daughter won by one length over Vel I’m a Winner and Clint Coy. Vel Little Sally and Brad Ferguson finished third.
It was the third win in four starts for Chocolate Espresso. Her quickest mile was recorded in her very first start in 2:01.4 at Converse.
Classic Amy had a little different trip for Cincebox. She left the gate from post three and looked for a spot up close to the quarter in :31.0 before settling in fourth. After the half in 1:02.2, Classic Amy was back out and challenging at the three-quarter mile marker, going three wide to get into position for the stretch drive. In the stretch, Classic Amy was able to get ahead of her competition and get the win by one-half length in 2:02.3, her first career victory. Brookview Easy and Michael Detweiler finished second over Ruledimage and Jeff Dever for third.
Classic Amy, also owned by Linville Racing Stable, is a daughter of Riggins. She was bred by Willie Schwartz and is a half sister to Always a Hero, who is currently racing and has a mark of 1:52.0.
In the first division of the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, Cincebox guided Two Twenty in a gate to wire effort in 2:03.1. The Check Six colt won by three lengths with a final panel in :29.4. Tell’s Victory and Jay Cross finished second over Packedwithluck and Mark Herschberber for third.
Also owned by Linville Racing Stable, Two Twenty earned his second win in four starts and hasn’t been worse than third so far. His mile at Shelbyville was also a new lifetime mark. He was purchased by Linville out of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale last fall under the name Starlitchexinmail for $4,000.
The Indiana Sired Fair Circuit is back in action Wednesday, June 28 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Ten races featuring two-year-old trotters and three-year-old pacers will be featured in the “Quest for the Governor’s Cup.”