Just Roxy and Trace Tetrick just didn’t stop. The duo kept pressing to the lead and drove away with the win in 1:59.0, the first for the freshman trotting filly.
Starting from post four, Just Roxy got away in seventh in the field of nine. Temple City and Robert Taylor left for the lead from the inside while Derringer and Dan Shetler also pursued the top from the center of the track, reaching their destination just after the quarter in :29.4. From there Derringer settled on the front end with Closed Deal and LeWayne Miller left parked on the outside. Just Roxy tipped to the outside after the half and began to ascend toward the top.
In the stretch, Just Roxy focused on the leaders and picked them off one by one, pulling away to a two and one-quarter length win. Derringer, who is a full brother to Winslow, who won on Tuesday night for Shetler, finished second. Atlantic Wave and John DeLong finished third.
Just Roxy paid $14.00 for the win. The Whom Shall I Fear three-year-old is owned by Denise Dennis and trained by Jeff Edwards. Nathanial Yoder bred the gelding, who was making his fourth career start after being unraced at two. The gelding is out of the Indiana bred mare Foxy Roxy, who was also campaigned by the Edwards Stable during her career. She was bred by Walnut Hall Farm.
Also on the Wednesday card were two divisions of two-year-old trotting fillies involved in the Indiana Sires Stakes series. Skyway Paige and LeWayne Miller won the first division of the event in gate to wire fashion. The Swan for All filly trotted home in :27.2 for the win by two and one-half lengths in 1:56.0. Truly Unbelievable and Kyle Husted finished second to make it a Swan for All exacta. Ponda Title and Kyle Wilfong finished third.
Skyway Paige paid $5.00 for the win. She is owned by Hoosier Standardbred Farm, Ryan Raber, L & S Racing, and Anthony Swartzentruber. Susan Miller trains.
The other division of Indiana Sires Stakes action was awarded to Somebody Special and Trace Tetrick. The Swan for All filly also cut the mile, fending off a late challenge by Agent of Fortune and Robert Taylor for the win by a neck in 1:55.3. Starlit Dora and Michael Oosting finished third in the three-way photo.
Somebody Special paid $7.40 for the win. The Erv Miller trained freshman is owned by the Ervin Miller Stable and Geis Enterprise LLC, who also bred her.