Printed: December 22, 2021 9:03 pm ET
A stellar subject assembled Wednesday (Dec. 22) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway to chase a $28,000 purse within the weekly Open Trot. 4 present or former native observe document holders for his or her age, intercourse and gait lined up behind the beginning gate, nevertheless it wasn’t considered one of them who lowered a observe normal. It was a newcomer, Move The Vape (Trevor Smith), who scored in 1:52.2 to ascertain a brand new observe document for older geldings.
Move The Vape loved a pocket journey 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 last stride, youthful brother Trevor Smith urged Move 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). Decide Me Higher (Tony Corridor), assigned an outdoor submit place after profitable two consecutive Opens, was parked a lot of the mile and completed sixth within the eight-horse subject.
The brand new observe normal of 1:52.2 knocked a tick off the outdated document of 1:52.3, established a number of years in the past by Penn. Move The Vape returned $20.40 for his record-setting efficiency.
A mini-series last for non-winners of $2,250 of their final 4 begins resulted in an exciting 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 applications of the Hollywood Dayton meet shall be offered Monday by Thursday (Dec. 27-30) with earlier 2 p.m. submit instances.
(Hollywood Dayton Raceway)