Revealed: December 22, 2021 9:03 pm ET
A stellar area assembled Wednesday (Dec. 22) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway to chase a $28,000 purse within the weekly Open Trot. 4 present or former native monitor file holders for his or her age, intercourse and gait lined up behind the beginning gate, however it wasn’t one among them who lowered a monitor customary. It was a newcomer, Cross The Vape (Trevor Smith), who scored in 1:52.2 to ascertain a brand new monitor file for older geldings.
Cross The Vape loved a pocket trip as the highest trotters cruised by fractions of :27, :55.3 and 1:23.2, then angled off the pylons to confront pacesetter Whata Swan (Tyler Smith) because the end line approached. Within the closing stride, youthful brother Trevor Smith urged Cross The Vape to a nostril benefit over older brother Tyler Smith and Whata Swan. Refined (Mitch Cushing), the off time favorite, was third, adopted by Mission Accepted (Josh Sutton) and Jailhouse Sam (Sandy Beatty). Choose Me Higher (Tony Corridor), assigned an out of doors publish place after successful two consecutive Opens, was parked a lot of the mile and completed sixth within the eight-horse area.
The brand new monitor customary of 1:52.2 knocked a tick off the previous file of 1:52.3, established a number of years in the past by Penn. Cross The Vape returned $20.40 for his record-setting efficiency.
A mini-series closing for non-winners of $2,250 of their final 4 begins resulted in an exhilarating race with all 10 finalists inside 4 lengths on the end line. Tru Blu Hypnotic (Corridor) edged out Mystical Charger (Tyler Smith) and Hoosier Superstar (Sutton) in 1:54.4. The winner is owned by coach Jack McCall and paid his mutual backers a good-looking $24 reward.
Racing at Dayton resumes on Thursday (Dec. 23) at 4 p.m. Following a three-day Christmas respite, the ultimate 4 packages of the Hollywood Dayton meet will likely be introduced Monday by Thursday (Dec. 27-30) with earlier 2 p.m. publish occasions.
(Hollywood Dayton Raceway)