By Jay Wolf — Guinevere Hall is a perfect eight-for-eight on the season as the three-year-old filly trotter cruised to a 2 3/4 length victory over Tootie (Brett Miller) in the second division of the $93,840 (div) Ohio Breeders Championship on Monday at the Delaware County Fair.
When the field of six was sent on their way, Delovely Hall (Aaron Merriman) grabbed the early lead and set the fractions of :27.2, :56.3 and 1:24.3.
Driver Peter Wrenn sat patiently with the eventual winner and used a first over move to take the lead past the three-quarter pole. The Cash Hall filly pulled away for the victory in 1:54.1.
Melanie Wrenn trains the filly for the MT Pockets Stables and David McDuffee.
Guinevere Hall, an Ohio Triple Crown winner, now has earned $438,541 during her 18 race career.
“She’s been great. She is starting to show her stuff,” said the winning driver. “I could not ask for anything more. She is definitely one of the better one.”
Lima Gold (Dan Noble) scored an upset victory in 1:56.2 over A Fancy Face (Chris Page) in the first $46,920 division. The margin of victory was a half-length.
The Coraggioso filly earned her first victory of the season and third of her career for the Spaaaartners.
Chris Beaver trains the filly who paid $22.00 to win.
Clara Lou (Tyler Smith) took the fastest of the four BSS divisions for two-year-old filly pacers in 1:55.1.
The Pet Rock filly is owned Charles Purvis and conditioned by Ben Davis.
The remaining filly pace divisions went to Lovely Munro (Ryan Stahl), Smothastenesewisky (Chris Page) and Apple Soozy (Tyler Smith).
The three divisions of the Buckeye Stallion Series for sophomore colt pacers went to Medoland Bosa (Chris Presley), McCam (Kyle Ater) and Epic Ace (Chris Page).
On the undercard, Designer Specs made it 13 straight wins with her victory in the Ohio Fair Racing Conference freshman filly trot.
Ryan Stahl steered the winner for Louise and trainer Jay Weller.
The winning time of 1:58.3 was a lifetime best for the Full Count filly.
The 13 race Tuesday card will have a 1:00 PM post.
Jay Wolf is an HRI Harness contributor