There are a lot of perks to being a foal out of the brood mare Shaken Not Stirred. The mare is a 100 percent producer and besides having some famous siblings, her latest winner, Topville Swift Dan, has inherited the speed of the family. He was guided to victory Wed. Sept. 13 in the $10,000 conditioned trot.
Starting from post four, Topville Swift Dan slid right over behind early leader Empire Builder and Kyle Wilfong. Driven by John DeLong, Topville Swift Dan followed along through fractions of :27.4, :57.1 and 1:26.2.
In the stretch, Topville Swift Dan found room up the inside and trotted home in :27.3 for the win by three-quarters of a length in 1:54.2. Empire Builder finished second over Nostalgic and Dan Shetler for third.
Topville Swift Dan paid $6.20 for the win. The Dover Dan sophomore is trained by Tabatha DeLong. Jesse DeLong and John DeLong own the gelding, who was bred by Merle Yoder’s Topville Acres. The DeLongs purchased the three-year-old as a yearling for $28,000 from the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale. To date, he has four wins and more than $56,000 on his card. His win Wednesday was a new lifetime mark.
Topville Swift Dan joins his famous family with a mark of 1:55 or under. He is a half brother to the great Satin Dancer, winner of more than $739,000 with a mark of 1:53.0. The family also includes Predator and Prey with a mark of 1:53.0 and more than $350,000 as well as Late Night Hawk, who has a mark of 1:51.1 as the fastest foal of seven and $161,000 on his card. The family also has a two-year-old this season named Topville Sebastian, who has already won in 1:56.0 and has $49,000 already on his card. He is also a son of Dover Dan and is part of the Britney Dillon barn.
Another impressive young winner on the night was JK’s Desire from the Erv Miller Stable. The JK Endofanera colt sat in third most of the way before rattling home in :26.4 to win by two and one-quarter lengths in 1:54.3. Packedwithluck and Michael Oosting finished second after cutting the mile followed by Vel Trust in Time and Brad Ferguson for third.
JK’s Desire paid $3.00 for the win. Guided by Atlee Bender, the colt is owned by Doug Overhiser, Rick Howles and David Parker. He is a product of Victory Hill Farm and was unraced at two. The win Wednesday was his first in his fourth start. He is out of the tough Indiana race mare Fancy Desire, who took a mark of 1:49.0 and earned nearly a half million during her racing career.