Dan’s Credit earned his second straight win Saturday, Oct. 29 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, picking up a new lifetime mark in the process. The three-year-old trotter scored the win in 1:54.4 to kick off the racing card.
Dan’s Credit had the rail with driver Jordan Ross at the controls but opted to save his speed for the latter stages of the race. The field was five wide heading into the first turn with Nasey and Sam Widger as the first leader at the quarter in :27.1. Scorecard Dan and John DeLong were out and moving at the quarter and cleared to the top spot, but Epic Dreamer was still pursuing the lead three wide down the backstretch and crossed over at the half in :56.3. Around the final turn more action started up as Finish Strong and Bradley Ferguson started the outer flow of traffic prompting Dans Credit to move to the outside and follow along.
At the top of the stretch, Dan’s Credit was still at the back of the pack, but Ross placed the Dover Dan gelding in the center of the track and let him trot. Midway through the stretch, he got his first call from Track Announcer Michael Chamberlain. Dan’s Credit had the most momentum and rallied home past Scorecard Dan in the final strides for the win. He was a winner by one and one-quarter lengths ahead of Scorecard Dan with Finish Strong finishing third.
Dan’s Credit paid $16.60 for the win in the $17,500 Indiana Sires Stakes Eligible trot. He is owned by Robert Reeser, Robin Renner and Henry Yoder. Reeser trains the trotter, who lowered his career best to 1:54.4 from his previous best time of 1:56.0. Dans Credit has now won five races this season in 12 starts and has been a winner in four of his last five starts. He increased his bankroll to more than $32,000 with the win.
Ross returned to the winner’s circle in the third race, guiding Big Chief Arrow to a win in the $40,000-$50,000 Claiming Handicap. After experiencing an impediment at the quarter due to a breaking horse, Big Chief Arrow settled into third and was flushed to the outside at the half in :54.3. From there, he was first over to the head of the lane where he took over and paced home in :27.3 for the win by one half length over VP Rockin and Kyle Wilfong, who set all the fractions. Ima Real Ladys Man and Brandon Bates finished third.
Big Chief Arrow paid $10.00 for the win. The four-year-old son of Shadyshark Hanover is owned by Castaldo Racing Stable and Horsecents LLC of Illinois. Sixto Rivas trains the gelding, who scored his second straight win. Big Chief Arrow now has 10 career wins, six of which have been taken this season. He was unraced at two.