Customer Support and Jay Cross were in attack mode down the stretch to score an upset win in trotting action Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The duo scored the win as the longest shot on the board in 1:57.2.
Customer Support began his race from the second tier and sat back and watched as several horses went out for the early lead. Horses were stretched four across around the first turn before Globe Master and Matt Krueger made a break, reducing the top spot pursuers to three. CS Flying Co-Pilot and Doug Rideout took over from ABC Dream Big and Robert Taylor at the quarter in :28.2 while Korkscrew and Ricky Macomber Jr. kept in pursuit of the lead, crossing over to the front down the backstretch. Korkscrew continued to lead the way past the half in :58.3 as the outer flow of traffic began to form.
Customer Support moved out behind cover heading into the final turn. Water Torpedo and John DeLong moved up, getting Customer Support in position for the stretch drive. Customer Support move out to challenge, but still had five horses ahead of him to chase down. The freshman trotter never gave up. He pinned his ears back and went to work, trotting home in :28.1 to score the win between horses by three-quarters of a length. CS Flying Co-Pilot finished second over Korkscrew for third.
Customer Support paid $80.40 for the win. The Dover Dan two-year-old is owned by Ted Engel and trained by Dave White. The trotter was part of the Black Creek Farm and Hickory Hollow Stables consignment last fall in the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale, bringing $22,000 through the ring. He now has two straight wins in eight starts and has only finished off the board three times. The win Tuesday was a new lifetime mark for the gelding, who has nearly $17,000 on his card.
Earlier in the night, a two-year-old trotting filly was a surprise in her race, winning the $16,500 trot as the longest shot in her race. Sunny Sundries and Joey Putnam sat patiently in third before trotting home in :27.1 for the win by two and three-quarter lengths in 1:56.0, a new lifetime mark. Black Gold, who cut the mile for trainer-driver James Yoder, finished second over Swan so Fine and Jordan Ross for third.
Sunny Sundries paid $25.60 for the win. The Crescent Fashion freshman is owned by Kathleen McBurney and trained by Kennedy Lindsey. Ever Green Acres bred the filly, who now has three wins in 10 starts. She is from the third crop by Crescent Fashion and was the second highest seller at auction, bringing $7,000 at the Midwest Mixed Sale.