Tom Kelley Thursday, Oct 18th,
INER PANTS WINS SPEED N THE TUNNEL STAKE
Sophomore trotting fillies
took center stage on Thursday, Oct. 18th as a field of seven diagonally
gaited ladies battled in the $12,700 Speed N The
Tunnel Stake at Maywood Park.
sloppy track and plunging temperatures certainly did not seem to bother Steve
Searle and Thomas Wisniewski’s Ant’s In Her Pants as she rallied from sixth at
the half-mile mark to score by a nose in 2:00.1for driver Ryan Anderson.
near the back of the pack as Rubys An Pearls (Rick
Schrock) and a parked out Maevey Gravy (Marcus Miller) battled tooth and nail
through splits of 29.2, 59.0 & 1:30.1 Anderson finally moved the daughter
of Band’s Gold Chip-Patient Dream three wide as favored Maevey Gravy began to
stall at the three-quarter-station.
up on the far outside as the fillies moved around the final turn Ants Iner
Pants was still fourth as the field hit the top of the stretch. Kicking into
high gear the Searle trainee uncorked a 29.3 final quarter despite being out
wide, eventually nailing Lady Ann Reed winner B Fly McQueen (Robert Smolin) in
the final strides for a thrilling victory. Rubys And
Pearls faded badly but still managed to hang on for third, 9 ¼ lengths behind
the top pair.
Sent off at odds of 4-1 despite coming off a victory in the
Betzotic Stake at Balmoral in her last outing Ants Iner Pants returned $10.80,
$7.20 & $4.20 while running her record to 4-1-3 in 20 starts this season
with earnings of just over $36,000.