While Friday evening was dedicated to the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals, the Saturday card featured the consolations for two and three-year-olds. Kicking off the night was a win by Miss Cadet and Peter Wrenn in the two-year-old pacing filly ranks.
Miss Cadet started from the center of the track and slid over to the three hole as Shadowrage and Jared Seekman set the first fraction in the $25,000 consolation in :26.3. from there, Feetmadefordancin and Dale Hiteman started an outer flow to the half with It’s Corona Time and Ricky Macomber Jr. moving three wide at the half and taking over after a :55.0 time flashed on the board.
It’s Corona Time continued to lead the way into the stretch and Miss Cadet, who was shuffled back on the inside, was able to save ground on the inside for the final quarter. She began to move up on the inside and midway through the stretch, went to battle with It’s Corona Time for the win. In the end, Miss Cadet got the win by a neck over It’s Corona Time in 1:52.4. Sweet Tell and Sam Widger closed on the far outside to finish third.
Miss Cadet paid $20.60 for the win. The Always a Virgin freshman is trained by Melanie Wrenn and owned by Wrenn Racing LLC. Cornerstone Stock Farm now located in Florida was the breeder of the filly, who took a new lifetime mark in the effort. She is now three for 10 in her career with more than $45,000 on her card.
In the two-year-old trotting filly ranks, Naturdays and Matt Krueger turned in a commanding performance to win their consolation in 1:56.0. Starting from post eight, Naturdays, who raced on the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit (ISFC), rolled to the lead and was on top by two lengths at the quarter in :27.1. From there, the Helpisontheway filly continued to lead the way through middle fractions of :57.4 and 1:27.2 before pulling away from the field. Naturdays trotted home in :28.2 to win by four and one-quarter lengths. Another daughter of Helpisontheway, Ohhelpmebaby, driven by John DeLong, finished second. Youdocabo and Jay Cross finished third.
Naturdays was the favorite in the field, paying $4.40 for the win. She is trained by Matt Rheinheimer for owners Alton, Debra and Brackton Miller. Mervin Lehman, Orla Bontrager, John Lengacher Jr. and Black Creek Farm bred the filly. It was a one-three finish for Rheinheimer, who also trains Youdocabo.
In two-year-old trotting colt and gelding action, Every Day Dan and Robert Taylor scored the win in 1:56.3. The Dover Dan freshman was parked the first half near the back of the pack before moving up and taking over in the stretch, winning by two and three-quarter lengths. Energy King and John DeLong finished second over Ascent and Peter Wrenn for third.
Every Day Dan is owned by Pure Cotton Stables and Taylor Racing LLC. Luckiana Farm bred the gelding, who now has three wins in 10 starts. The mile was also a new lifetime mark.