By Mike Paradise
The $26,200 Cardinal Pace Final Saturday night ended up going to the 10-1 longshot Goindunside after the first place finisher Royale Rose was disqualified by the judges.
Kyle Wilfong, the driver of the fourth place horser BS Tyriffic, filed an objection with the stewards that the first place finisher Royale Rose (Matt Krueger) came out in the stretch and inferred with his horse. After a review of the tape, the judges agreed.
The seventh race feature was anything but dull right from the early going.
Red Dog Ryan (Ridge Warren) and Wondrous Sport (Bobby Smolin) pushed the early pace from the inside two slots forcing Impressive Art and Royal Rose, who left from posts 8 and 9, respectively, to race wide through the first turn.
Coming out of the turn Royal Rose managed to drop into third ahead of the fourth place horse Goindudeside.
Impressive Art went on to take the lead and Royale Rose came out and went after him as one of the early favorites Holdonwe-‘olling made a break and eliminated himself.
Royale Rose briefly took over the lead at the 57 half before Seekman sent Goinduneside out and rolling and took over the front. Royale Rose then ended-up stuck in the pocket through the third quarter and much of the stretch drive before coming out and rushing past in time only to be disqualified.
Goinduneside, trained by Lewayne Miller, had been winless in his first 11 starts. The homed-bred son of Duneside Perch is owed by Robert Mc Cormick (Grant Park, IL), Atlee Bender (Windgap, PA)and Miller (Anderson, IN).
Thirteen More: For the second consecutive Sunday Hawthorne will have a 13-race card. The headliner will be the $10,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares. The ninth race event was handicapped and drawn by groups (1-2), (3-5) and (7-9).
Three-year-olds Rocknroll Hoochcoo (Kyle Wilfong) and Whiskersonkittens (Todd Warren) have the first two slots.
Favoritism is expected to be divided between the three outside mares, Ryleigh’s Lilly (Jim Lackey), Feetonthedashboard (Dale Hiteman) and Seeyouatthefinish (Kyle Husted), a six-time season winner for trainer Deb Paul.
Posts three to six belong to Financial Effort (Casey Leonard), Young American (Frank Petrelli), Triple Lane Melody (Matt Krueger) and Heyhey Mahanah (Matt Avenatti), back from Kentucky where she won 3 of her last 4 starts at Bluegrass Downs.