Fresh off his win in the Fox Stake, Tellmeitmatters rallied home to an impressive win in the third round of the $67,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old colts and geldings Friday, Aug. 18. Driven by John DeLong, the freshman scored the win in 1:52.1 in the effort.
Tellmeitmatters started from post three and followed Play Action Pass and Trace Tetrick out of the gate. He slid right in behind them heading to the quarter in :28.2 and half in :57.3. M-M-s Bud and Jay Cross started approaching on the outside around the final turn and was first over past the three-quarters in 1:26.1.
In the stretch, Tellmeitmatters bided his time until adequate room was available on the inside. Once free, he blasted to the lead with a final panel in :25.4 for the win by two lengths under wraps by DeLong. Play Action Pass fended off M-M-s Bud to win the close photo for second.
Tellmeitmatters paid $5.80 for the win. The son of Tellitlikeitis is a homebred owned and bred by William and Wm. Patrick DeLong. Roger Welch trains the talented youngster, who is now three for five in his career. Overall, he has more than $72,000 in earnings with his best time of 1:51.4 taken in early July at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. It was his first win in Indiana Sires Stakes action and his biggest purse reward to date.
It’s been a big week for the Welch barn as they sent out Teelatini to a win the night before in the $133,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old fillies. Guided by Peter Wrenn, the Rockin Image freshman was the early leader in :26.2 and then was the leader later on in the stretch, blazing home in :27.3 for the win by one and one-quarter length over Lets Go Endofaera and John DeLong. All JK finished third in the 1:51.1 mile.
Teelatini is now four for five in her career with more than $150,000 in earnings. She is also a homebred, owned by breeders William C. and William P. DeLong. She is undefeated so far in Indiana Sires Stakes action and is now on a four-race-win streak.
The other winner in Indiana Sires Stakes action Friday, Aug. 18 was Martz Telly and driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. Starting from post one, Martz Telly got away third as Prestigious Prince and LeWayne Miller set the first fraction of :26.4. Martz Telly was out and rolling to the lead before the half in :56.0 and kept right on rolling, snagging the win in 1:51.4 and fending off Prestigious Prince, who moved up late to finish, to finish third. Martz Telly is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, Frank Baldachino, and Weaver Bruscemi. Martz Creek Farm bred the gelding, who is four for five in his lifetime with more than $89,000 in earnings. His latest win in Indiana Sires Stakes is a new career best for the gelding, who is on a three-race-win -streak.