It was a battle between two Indiana sired horses Wed. Dec. 13 at Dover Downs. The two geldings finished one-two in the $9,500 conditioned pace.
Somewhere Rockin had the prime starting spot of post one for driver Tim Tetrick and got away in fourth, using just enough early speed to keep up with the front ones. Trey’s Charlie and Simon Allard shot out of the gate from the center of the track in pursuit of the lead, clipping off a :27.0 first quarter. But the speed wasn’t suitable to Perfect Promises, another Indiana sired son of Tellitlikeitis, driven by Pat Berry. They went on to the lead after the quarter but as soon as they crossed over, Trey’s Charlie was back out and shot around to the lead before the second turn arrived.
Heading out of the second turn was a cue for Somewhere Rockin to move to the outside first over. The Rockin Image gelding began moving up on the outside but Trey’s Charlie had an open length advantage on the field, making it a big task for Somewhere Rockin to make up ground before the three-quarters in 1:23.2. Around the final turn Somewhere Rockin began to get the best of Trey’s Charlie, a son of Tellitlikeitis. Once Somewhere Rockin was clear, he drew away from his opponents, winning by five and one-half lengths at the finish in 1:53.1. Trey’s Charlie was a sold second over Picksixkin and Allan Davis for third.
Somewhere Rockin paid $10.60 for the win. The three-year-old is owned by Garber Stables, Daniel Garber and Pamela Garber of Delaware. Chuck Crissman Jr. trains the gelding, who was bred by Stephanie Smith-Rothaug of Ohio.
Earlier in the card, Indiana sired Era of Love was a winner for Montrell Teague. The four-year-old daughter of JK Endofanera sat patiently in second behind Eazy Hunting and Corey Callahan before moving up late in the stretch for the win by a nose over Eazy Hunting. Rhyds Eclipse GB and Cody Poliseno finished third.
Era of Love paid $11.40 for the win. She is owned by Mulligan Stables and Calcutta Stable. Jason Johnson trains the mare who was bred by Emerald Highlands Farm of Ohio.