Sethiemyboy and Declan Donoway rallied home for an upset win in conditioned pacing action Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Dover Downs. The Indiana sired gelding stopped the timer in 1:57.3 for the win.
Sethiemyboy shot out from the starting gate from post seven when the wings folded and kept at it until he had reached the top midway through the first turn. Very Blue Chip, who started from post one for Tony Morgan, had the option to get into the two-hole behind the early leader but opted to tip out and go around, reaching the quarter after the first marker was clocked in :28.0. From there, he kept his lead through the half in :56.4 as the second tier began to close in on him heading to the three-quarters in 1:26.3 led by Dude Wheres Mycard and George Dennis.
Midway through the final turn, the outer tier had stalled, giving Sethiemyboy the right kind of space to move out and challenge Very Blue Chip. Both horses were pacing home together before Sethiemyboy got a late surge over Very Blue Chip to win by one-half length. Shipsaway and Victor Kirby closed late up the inside to finish another neck back in third.
Sethiemyboy paid $28.20 for the win. The four-year-old son of Tellitlikeitis is owned and trained by Ronald Malone. Nathan Lehman bred the gelding who now has more than $25,000 on his card. His career best time of 1:55.4 was taken last year at Dover Downs.