September 12, 2016
Friend/clients, John & Jerry Amerman, breeder of Oscar Nominated won on Sunday. Oscar Nominated was raised at Mill Ridge.
EXACTA SYSTEMS DUELING GROUNDS DERBY, $346,710, KD, 9-11, 3yo, 1 5/16mT, 2:11.45, fm.
1--OSCAR NOMINATED, 122, c, 3, by Kitten's Joy/Devine Actress (SW, $107,300)
O-Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey; B-Mrs. Jerry Amerman (KY); T-Michael J. Maker; J-Florent Geroux. $200,690. Lifetime Record: GSW, 12-4-3-0, $628,095.
2--Path of David, 124, g, 3, Istan/Rimini Road
3--Cordon, 118, c, 3, Archarcharch/Golden Desert
Margins: 6 1/4, 3/4, NO. Odds: 3.00, 9.70, 16.80.
Trainer, Mike Maker won the Dueling Grounds Derby with Oscar Nominated. Oscar Nominated traveled in midpack as the field headed around the sharp first turn and down the backside. Patiently handled by the hot-riding Geroux, he moved to within striking distance after longshot leader Madtap (Tapit) left a mile behind in 1:40.25, powerfully swept to the front soon after straightening for home and drew well clear in the long stretch to post a convincing score. Path of David was up late for the place, while Cordon won a three-way photo for show honors. Maker called Oscar Nominated's performance "Super, very impressive," adding: "He's been facing the best. I thought the competition was a little lighter than he's been up against".