Desired Luck and Jordan Ross used a gate to wire performance in their first career win Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The freshman pacer recorded a time of 1:52.2.
Starting from post nine, Desired Luck had a big task ahead of her when the gate folded, but she was not intimidated, rolling to the lead to open up the race at :27.0 at the quarter. From there, she kept open lengths ahead of her and the rest of the field, passing by the half in :55.1 and three-quarters in 1:24.3. Moving into the stretch, she was four lengths on front and rallied home in :27.4 for the win. Lyin’ Eyes and Joey Putnam finished two and three-quarter lengths back in second followed by Polk Dotlady and Peter Wrenn for third.
Desired Luck paid $3.60 for the win. The Luck Be Withyou filly is trained by Herman Wheeler for Owner Doug Ramsey of Mississippi. Walnut Creek Farm bred the filly.
It was the third start for Desired Luck, who now has a win and a second place finish. She is from the third crop of Luck Be Withyou. Her connections purchased her for $3,500 from the Midwest Mixed Sale last September. She is the first foal from the Real Desire mare Design’s Desire.
Later in the evening, another first time winner was recorded in trotting action as HS Remington and Dan Shetler coasted to a three and one-half length win in conditioned claiming action. Starting from post three, HS Reminton got away sixth as Country Cutie and John DeLong moved to the lead after the quarter in :28.1. The outer flow began to form at the half, including HS Remington, who followed cover to the stretch.
Once he shook loose, HS Remington trotted to victory in 1:57.4. Virgnes Kenny B and Jack Kieninger Jr. finished second over Coffee N’ Donats and Charlie Conrad.
HS Remington paid $4.80 for the win. The Cantab Hall sophomore is owned by Dan Shetler and Cool Cat Racing of New Jersey. Heritage Standardbreds bred the gelding who was making his 11th career start.
Back to the pacing maidens, Odds On Liquidity and Peter Wrenn were gate to wire winners in the $20,000 2YO Colt and Gelding event. Pacing home in :27.0, the freshman gelding scored the win in 1:55.0. So Into You and Atlee Bender finished one and one-quarter lengths back in second. Don’t Freak Out and John DeLong finished third.
Odds On Liquidity, a homebred and pure Indiana sired product out of the Tellitlikeitis mare Odds On Volatility, paid $9.00 for the win. Odds On Racing bred and owns the gelding, who is trained by Melanie Wrenn. It was his third career start. The son of Odds On Equuleus is the first foal and has a yearling full sister that is unnamed. The family also has a weanling colt by So Surreal named Getyourselfsome. The second dam is a 100 percent producer and is the dam of Isitlikeitlooks, who races in Indiana and has nearly $300,000 on his card. The family also includes Gentle Giant, winner of $280,000 with a mark of 1:49.0.