10/24/2014 10:40PM

Dayton: Clear Vision, Market Share with thrilling stake wins

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It was hard to separate Clear Vision (2) and Foiled Again (3) in the Dayton Pacing Derby.

Fans across the country were treated to another epic battle between older pacing wonders Foiled Again and Clear Vision in the $122,000 Dayton Pacing Derby, the co-feature along with the $160,000 Trotting Derby on Friday night at Dayton Raceway.

Dancin Yankee was fast off the gate as usual and cut out a sizzling 25 4/5 opening quarter forcing Night Pro, Foiled Again, and Clear Vision to take seats in behind. Entering the second turn, Foiled Again was sent to the rim by driver Yannick Gingras and began to inch closer nearing the half in 53 4/5. He would serve as an escort for Clear Vision on his back and Apprentice Hanover.

The gutsy 10-year-old Foiled Again grinded his way to the front just before the 1:21 1/5 three quarter time and had to bear down as 8-year-old stable mate Clear Vision came to call. The two Ron Burke-trained geldings hooked up in an classic stretch battle with only the camera able to separate them at the wire.

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Benefitting from the live cover trip, Clear Vision proved a centimeter or two better than Foiled Again in a track record 1:49 final clocking.

“I was loving the trip. I was in the right spot and I wore him down,” said winning driver Tim Tetrick, who had nothing but praise for Foiled Again. “[Foiled Again] is one of the best horses I’ve ever seen. He never gives up.”

The victory for Clear Vision ($4.60) was his sixth in 25 starts in 2014. He has earned $464,174 for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Panhellenic Stable Corp, and James Koran.

Tetrick kept the good times rolling in the Trotting Derby as Market Share came back to life with an eye-catching rally on the final turn to win going away in a track record 1:52 4/5.

Lindy’s Tru Grit left hard from the inside and made Daylon Magician work hard to make the front well after the 26 3/5 opening call. From there it was Creatine who commenced the outer flow ahead of Wishing Stone and Market Share.

Conrad Photo   Market Share glides to victory.

Creatine was unable to apply serious pressure despite a rated 28 3/5 second quarter and time was running out approaching the 1:24 1/5 three quarter point, so Tetrick said “go” early with Market Share and watched the three-time millionaire gobble up the field with every stride. By the head of the lane it was obvious the Linda Toscano trainee came to play, leaving runner-ups Opening Night and Creatine in his dust.

“He showed them tonight how he’s made $3 million,” said Tetrick. “He’s not very big, but he has a big heart and he tries hard.”

Owned by Richard Gutnick, T L P Stable, and William Augustine, Market Share ($7.80) added $81,000 to his 2014 earnings. He has won four of 16 starts this year and Tetrick was hoping for some late season heroics from the 5-year-old son of Revenue S.

“Maybe by the Breeders Crown (November 22 at Meadowlands) we can beat Sebastian K,” said Tetrick.