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Perfect Twenty Heads DSBF Winners
10/05/2022 6:32 PM -
Robert Allison Jr.'s Perfect Twenty ($3.60, Victor Kirby) completed a sweep of his Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old trot eliminations Wednesday at Harrington Raceway as the fastest of four elimination winners in 2:00.1.
Perfect Twenty squared off with fellow elimination winner Kodack Black and was a 3-length winner via a first over brush that saw him drawing away at the wire, the same tactic that worked in his round one elimination win. Kodack Black was second with Hespookshescores third. Perfect Twenty is a Yankee Royalty gelding trained by Cliff Green.
The first DSBF filly division went to Dana Weaver's Gold Rate ($14.60, Victor Kirby) who sprung a mild upset over Starlight Lounge and Miss Daburg. The CR Commando filly was making just her 2nd career start for trainer Syl King Jr. Kirby won 3 of the first 4 races.
Another son of Yankee Royalty prevailed in the 3rd DSBF division of the night, the 2nd for colts and geldings as Providence West's Royal Mistake ($49.60, Kim Vincent) used a late surge after a second over trip to nail favorite I Got It Made at the wire. Reddy Fox was third. Trained by his driver, it was the 1st career win for Royal Mistake.
The final filly division saw Jeff Clark's She Is Strong ($2.20, Art Stafford Jr.) prevail in dominant wire-to-fashion over Lady Brass and Royal Flirt in 2:02.4. The Anders Bluestone filly won both of her elimination events in impressive fashion for her trainer/driver.
The $100,000 DSBF trotting finals will take place Wednesday October 12.
In the $20,000 Open trot, Andrew Glassmeyer's Embrace The Grind ($6.40, Montrell Teague) cruised to an open length win over Swan In Motion and I Da Princess in 1:55.1. Trained by his owner, it was the 5th win of the season for the son of Keystone Activator.