Two-year-old pacers were the stars of the show Thursday, Oct. 1 with two finals on tap. JK She’s Gordjus and Trace Tetrick were center stage in the $18,000 Hollywood Final, scoring the win in a time of 1:53.3 matched by Ollies Rockin and John DeLong in The Wolfman Final at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
Starting from the inside post one, JK She’s Gordjus was moved out of the gate for good early positioning but it was Osiris’ Lil Sis and Peter Wrenn who moved the quickest from the outside to get the top spot before the quarter in :28.3. Down the backside, Tetrick moved JK She’s Gordjus to the outside around Osiris’ Lil Sis to lead the way through middle fractions of :57.2 and 1:25.3. In the stretch, Wrenn moved Osiris’ Lil Sis back up the inside to challenge but could not overtake the favorite, missing the mark by a half length at the finish. JB’s Star Dancer and Sam Widger finished third.
Owned by Geis Enterprise LLC, George Golemes and Hen-Shaut Stable, JK She’s Gordjus earned a new lifetime mark in the Hollywood Final. She now has two wins in seven starts and has only one try out of the top three under the conditioning of Trainer Erv Miller. The JK Endofanera filly increased her career bankroll to more than $43,000 with the win. She was bred by Adam Eicher of Woodburn, Ind. She was one of 69 yearlings sold at auction for first crop sire JK Endofanera and was purchased for $10,000 out of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale.
The Thursday card closed out with the $18,000 Wolfman Final for two-year-old colts and geldings. Ollies Rockin and John DeLong sat patiently along the inside behind early leaders Midnight Mood and Peter Wrenn and Skyway Victor and Sam Widger. In the stretch, DeLong had Ollies Rockin out for the stretch drive, rocking home in :28.1 for the win in 1:53.3, matching the time of JK She’s Gordjus. Midnight Mood finished second over a fast closing He’s Gonna Getya and Brandon Bates for third.
Owned by William DeLong and W. Patrick DeLong, Ollies Rockin was a bit of a surprise at the windows, paying $11.40 to win. The Roger-Welch trained gelding also earned a new lifetime mark in the event, posting his third win in 10 starts this year. A son of Rockin Image, Ollies Rockin was bred by Rebekah Yoder and Kelsey Groff of northern Indiana. He was purchased for $33,000 out of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale last fall.