Nassau Desire, former Indiana Sires Stakes contender, was a winner at Miami Valley Raceway Monday, April 19. Driven by Brett Miller, the Real Desire gelding used a well-timed move for the win in 1:54.0.
Starting from post three, Nassau Desire got away well from the gate in the third spot behind leader Medoland Bosa and Brady Galliers through the first quarter in :26.3. He was quickly shuffled back as Double Down Duke and Mitchell Cushing formed the outer flow heading to the half in :55.4. In the final half, Nassau Desire found the room he needed to move out and pass his opponents in the stretch for the win at the wire by one-half length over Double Down Duke. Latissimus Hanover and Dan Noble finished third.
Trained by Tyler George, 2020 leading trainer at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Nassau Desire is owned by Bartley Traditions Racing. Now four, the gelding was bred by Steiner Stock Farm.
It was his fifth win of his career for Nassau Desire. He is nearing $100,000 in earnings and his career best time stands at 1:50.2 taken last year at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
Another hard hitter from Indiana was in the winner’s circle Monday in Ohio as JD’s Chancey Design and Trevor Smith scored a win in the final race on the program. Starting from post four, JDs Chancey Design sat patiently in mid pack early on before moving into the outer flow of traffic heading to the half in :57.1. From there, he was forced to tip three-wide in the final turn and was able to endure the stretch drive for the win in 1:56.2. Ville Valo and Brett Miller finished second over Jimmy Ray Lou and Mitchell Cushing for third.
JDs Chancey Design is trained by Travis Redden and is owned by Kenneth Kirkpatrick. Marvin Miller bred the eight-year-old gelding by Shadyshark Hanover. He now has in excess of $116,000 in earnings and 30 career wins, mainly racing in the claiming ranks. His career best time of 1:51.1 was taken at three at The Red Mile. He has raced for his current connections since mid-2019 and has had eight owners during his racing career.
JDs Chancey Design is from the 100 percent producing mare Designer Gal, who took a mark of 1:52.4 herself. He is also a half brother to JD’s Chancey Gal, who has a mark of 1:51.1 and earnings over the $200,000 mark. He is one of seven of racing age that have raced from Designer Gal, who has a two-year-old this year by JK Endofanera named Chancey Treasure.