Kelley Friday, May 2nd,
2014… [email protected]
FOX VALLEY DEUCE SHOOTS DOWN RIVALS IN TASER GUN STAKE
After being relegated
to the runner-up role in his last two starts Paula Smith & James Runyan’s
Fox Valley Deuce gained a measure of revenge on his three-year-old pacing colt
rivals on Friday, May 2nd as driver Casey Leonard guided him to a 1
¼ length victory in the $10,000 Taser Gun Stake. The final time was 1:55.2 over
a fast track.
After getting away fourth in the field of six Leonard was content to let
the son of Sportsmaster—Dodger Girl bide his time as Dunside Art (Kyle Wilfong)
and Cotton Eyed Joe (Robert Smolin) battled through an opening quarter in a
Getting underway as the state-breds hit the half in 58.0 Fox Valley Deuce
stormed to the top just as the field reached the three-quarter-mark in 1:27.0.
Drawing clear in the final turn, the Joel Smith trainee sealed the deal
with a 28.2 final quarter to post his fourth win in six starts this season.
Dunside Art held on to the second spot while 3-5 favorite Cotton Eyed Joe was
forced to settle for the show dough.
With the win Fox Valley Deuce now boasts six wins, two seconds and a
third in 21 lifetime starts with earnings of $38,147. The second choice in the
wagering returned $6.40, $3.80 & $2.20.