Obviously, owned by Fanticola and Scardino and trained by Mike Mitchell, took command early, set fast fractions and kept going in the stretch to win by five lengths in 1:32.41, missing the course record set by Three Valleys in 2005 by only twenty-hundredths of a second.
Obviously, a four-year-old son of Choisir, returned $8.20, $4 and $3.20 after winning his fourth race in 14 starts. Racing Aptitude paid $5.60 and $3.60, while Thirtyfirststreet returned $3.80 to show.
Talamo increased his victory total for the season to 17 with his five-bagger, only one behind leading rider Garrett Gomez and tied for second with Rafael Bejarano. He swept the day’s first two races, on Beau Royale ($5.20) and The Roan Ranger ($6.40), nabbed the fifth on Indy Beauty ($12.60) and capped his big day with a win astride Northern Iowa ($12.60) in the nightcap.
Thursday’s attendance was 9,544.