Sir Jesse and Peter Wrenn earned a win in conditioned trotting action Saturday, May 7 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The duo scored the win in 1:54.2, a new lifetime mark.
Starting from post five, Sir Jesse left the gate alertly and got the spot right behind early race leader Swan Fashion and Brandon Bates through the quarter in :28.0. Race favorite Miss Smead and Sam Widger then moved quickly to the lead and were in position before the half in :57.0. From there, little change took place until the stretch. Wrenn got Sir Jesse to the outside where the gelding trotted home in :27.3. He was a two-length winner over Miss Smead, who held gamely on the inside for second. Swan Fashion was third.
Sir Jesse earned his third in of the season and his second at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. He paid $8.40 for the win. The four-year-old Jailhouse Jesse son is owned by Denise Dennis and John Johannsen. Bobby Reeser trains the Silver Linden Farms bred gelding.
Sir Jesse now has eight career wins. He is nearing the $100,000 mark in career earnings. Sir Jesse is from the last full crop of Jailhouse Jesse, who now stands at stud in the driving horse circuit but still breeds a few Standardbred mares each year. Sir Jesse was the second highest priced yearling of the lot, bringing $33,000 through the ring at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale. He is the first foal from the Muscle Hill mare Peaceful Dreams. She has a two-year-old colt by Swan for All named Closed Deal and a yearling colt by Swan for All named El Boton.
Also on the card was the week’s top trot, the $22,000 Open. Timon AS and Wrenn were winners, getting a good spot up from early before following behind Max and Ricky Macomber Jr. for the rest of the mile.
In the stretch, Timon AS found racing room and trotted home in :27.0 for the win in 1:54.3. Burrow and Michael Oosting finished second over Max for third.
Timon AS, a six-year-old son of Lionhunter, paid $6.60 for the win. He is owned by Michael Guest of Florida. ACL Stuteri AB bred the gelding, who is trained by Melanie Wrenn. It was his fourth win of 2022 and his 29th overall. He has more than $239,000 in earnings and his career best time of 1:52.2 was taken last year at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.