LEBANON, OH – Real Rockin Ravi had outside post positions in the two preliminary legs of the George ‘Red’ Owens Memorial series and eeked out very narrow victories in both. With a better post draw for the $20,000 championship leg driver Dan Noble elected to race mid-pack early in the mile before confidently angling the four-year-old daughter of Pet Rock off the pylons to follow cover as the field neared the halfway juncture. Content with the flow, Noble followed along until halfway around the final bend before swinging three wide into the stretch and powerfully passing her remaining foes in 1:54.4.
Better Days Ahead (Mitchell Cushing) made a quarter move to the front of the field and tried valiantly to hold on, but ultimately had to settle for a runner up finish. Twin Power (Chris Page) recovered from an early misstep to garner the show dough in the $20,000 event.
Real Rockin Ravi hadn’t seen much of commercial tracks until recently as she was a rock star on the Ohio County Fair circuit in her first two juvenila seasons, earning about $70,000 with eight wins and four place finishes.
Trainer Bret Schwartz co-owns Real Rockin Ravi with partners Mitchell Bean, Alexis Schwartz and Dylan Fagan. Their plan is to move on to the Herb Coven Jr. Memorial series at Miami Valley, which is a step up from non-winners of two pari-mutual races to non-winners of four.
Miami Valley will present 2:05 matinee programs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the coming week.

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