LEBANON, OH – Trainer Chris Beaver advanced five of the six sophomore trotting fillies he entered into Miami Valley’s James K. Hackett Memorial eliminations on Monday (April 8) to the $40,000 final next week. The trotting specialist won both $15,000 elims of this Hackett split, one of a series of four races featuring top Ohio-sired trotting and pacing colts and fillies prepping for the upcoming Ohio Sires Stakes season.
Pure Chance, a winner of almost $70,000 at age two, took a new lifetime mark in the first elimination by coasting to a 1:57.2 score for driver Aaron Merriman. Well I’m Fancy (Chris Page), one of three Ron Burke-trained fillies who also advanced to the final, finished second with Stone In Love (Ron Wrenn Jr.) third across the finish line. Ms Carnoustie (Dan Noble) also qualified for the championship tilt with a fourth place finish.
Bella’s Rose Power (Merriman) was ultra impressive in the second split, trotting to a 1:55 triumph over Aunt Rose (Wrenn Jr.) and Back Splash (Brett Miller). All three of the top finishers are from the powerful Beaver barn. Buckeye Starlet (Trace Tetrick) qualified to advance as did So Romantic (Ken Holliday), the lone non-Beaver or Burke trainee who moved forward on the basis of being the fastest fifth place finisher.
Both Pure Chance and Bella’s Rose Power are daughters of Triumphant Caviar, an Ohio stallion that Beaver has had considerable success with campaigning his sons and daughters. The final will be comprised of three daughters of Triumphant Caviar, two by Uncle Peter, two by Wishing Stone and one each by Manofmanymissions and My MVP.
The Tuesday (April 9) matinee at Miami Valley will include the Hackett eliminations for trotting colts, while the pacing fillies and colts will go postward on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively.

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