The second night of Indiana Sired Fair Circuit (ISFC) action took place Thursday, June 22 with several standouts capturing wins in the “Quest for the Governor’s Cup.” Dashing Danny and Logan Loney remained perfect with a win in the $3,800 ISFC for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings.
Dashing Danny started from post three and got away second as Dover in Action and Chad Clark powered out from the outside post to grab the lead before the quarter in :29.2. It did not take long for Dashing Danny to move out and around to get the lead by the half in 1:02.0. From there, the freshman trotter was strong, rallying home in :28.1 for the win by two lengths in 2:01.2, a new lifetime mark. Dover in Action finished second over Kentuckydream and Jordan Ross for third.
Dashing Danny was the second favorite of the field, paying $6.20 for the win. The Dover Dan colt is owned by Mark Wright and trained by Donna Loney. He was bred by Steve Stewart and Black Creek Farm and remains undefeated in four starts in the ISFC. He was a $7,000 purchase from the Northern Indiana Yearling Speed Sale last fall.
In the very next race, another standout on the ISFC scored a victory to remain perfect on the circuit. Shake Me Loose, who set a track record at Converse in the first round of the series, scored the win for driver John DeLong in 1:54.2.
Shake Me Loose began her journey from post four and got away in fourth. Here We Go BB and Doug Rideout moved out to the lead and set fractions of :27.4 and :56.4 before feeling the pressure from the outer flow led by Shake Me Loose.
In the stretch, Shake Me Loose took over the lead and paced home in :27.4 for the win, fending off Yvonnes Lucky Rose and Jordan Ross by three-quarters of a length. Vel Straight Fun and Mike Peterson finished third.
Shake Me Loose is owned by Jesse, Tabatha, Jessica, and Allison Delong. Tabatha trains the sophomore daughter of Always a Virgin, who is three for three on the ISFC. She was purchased from breeder Lavon Miller for $12,000 from the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale.
The biggest surprise of the night was a win by CS Flying Co-Pilot and Jay Cross in a division of the two-year-old colt and gelding trot. The Pilot Discretion gelding got away near the back of the pack and followed along as Camelot Prince and Michael Oosting established the tempo of :30.0, 1:01.0, and 1:31.3. CS Flying Co-Pilot was on the move behind cover around the final turn and trotted home in :27.0 seconds to score the upset by a half length in 2:00.1. Surfer Dude and James Yoder finished second followed by Weston Swan and Doug Rideout for third.
CS Flying Co-Pilot was the longest shot on the board, paying $121.60 for the win. The homebred gelding is owned and bred by John Stoll. Matthew Miller trains the gelding, who earned his first career win in his third career start. The final time of 2:00.1 establishes a new lifetime mark for the freshman trotter.