It’s Like This and driver Dan Noble came powering down the stretch to score a surprise win Tuesday, June 20 at Scioto Downs. The Indiana sired gelding placed a time of 1:54.0 on the board for his win.
As the field of $6,000 claimers lined up on the gate, the first five left the gate with authority in pursuit of the top spot with Red Pine and Kayne Kauffman winning the early battle, passing by the quarter in :26.2. Before the half was reached in :55.2, a second tier formed with five in and five out heading to the three-quarters in 1:24.2. It’s Like This was still near the back of the pack before tipping wide in the final turn.
When the stretch arrived, It’s Like This was widest of all as horses were stretched across the track. The seven-year-old gelding hit another gear and paced home in :28.4 to drive by opponents and score the win by three-quarters of a length. Big Bad Mike and Cameron McCown finished second over Autotune Hanover and Jeremy Smith for third.
It’s Like This paid $28.20 for the win. The Tellitlikeitis gelding is owned by Zach Mogan and Gretchen Jones. Zach Mogan trains the veteran, who was bred by Michael Schlabach.
It was the third win of the season for It’s Like This. He has six career wins and a bankroll of $42,000. His career best time of 1:53.3 was taken as a two-year-old at The Red Mile. He is the first foal of Dawgone Fool, a daughter of Always a Virgin who has a mark of 1:55.2 and $39,000 on her card. He is also a half brother to the pacing mare Skyway Damsel, who has a mark of 1:52.4. The family has a two-year-old this year named Domelikethis by Tellitlikeitis. The family also has a weanling in 2023 named Dudes A Images, a son of Rockin Image.
It’s Like This is from the first crop of Tellitlikeitis sold under the name Skyway Dawson at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale. He was purchased for $30,000 as a yearling and was the third highest yearling seller for Tellitlikeitis.