10/24/2014 8:30PM

Hoosier: Burke, Kakaley on fire in Circle City

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JK Endofanera won easily on Friday night in 1:49 4/5.

The team of driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke dominated in Circle City action at Hoosier Park on Friday night. The dynamic duo scored three stake wins together including victories by top national players JK Endofanera and Limelight Beach.

JK Endofanera sat off an opening quarter in 26 2/5 before brushing to the lead prior to the 54 1/5 half in his $30,000 Circle City for 3-year-old pacing colts. The son of Art Major powered away from the field with a 27 4/5 third quarter and capped it off with a final clocking of 1:49 4/5.

JK Endofanera ($2.40), who beat runner-up At Press Time by 8 1/2 lengths, was prepping for Friday’s (10/31) $250,000 Monument Circle at Hoosier. He has won 10 of 15 races and $936,145 this year for the 3 Brothers Stable.

Limelight Beach was sent directly to the front by Kakaley and never looked back in another colt split of the Circle City. The pair set fractions of 26 3/5, 55 1/5 and 1:23 3/5 before stopping the clock in 1:50 3/5. Jet Airway was a no-match second best, 2 1/2 lengths behind the winner.

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Little Brown Jug winner Limelight Beach ($2.10), who increased his yearly earnings to $539,118 with the win, is also slated to head to the Monument Circle next Friday.

Burke and Kakaley also scored with sophomore pacing filly Sayitall BB($3.00) in a sizzling 1:51 4/5 over a game Skippin By. The daughter of Tell All has won three straight races and eight of 13 on the year.

Moving to the trot, Rose Run Parker ($2.80) ran his winning streak to eight with a track record 1:53 4/5 score for Burke and driver Ricky Macomber, Jr. in a $37,150 Circle City for male trotters. The Indiana-bred has won an amazing 22 of 26 career races.

While not a Burke horse, 3-year-old filly world record holder Cee Bee Yes ($2.40) got back on the winning track with a very easy 1:55 1/5 win in a $27,400 trot for the ladies. The Julie Miller trainee cruised under the wire 7 lengths ahead of Demanding Sam for driver Marcus Miller.

Sophomore pacing colt Let’s Drink On It ($3.00) got back to the winner’s circle for the first time since winning his Little Brown Jug elimination over a month ago. Tyler Smith rushed the Joe Seekman trainee to the front late in the mile and scored a driving victory in 1:50 1/5.

Other winners on the night were: Il Sogno Dream (3YO Colt Trot—1:54 3/5); Harley Momma (3YO Filly Trot—1:55 1/5); Weeper (3YO Filly Pace—1:52 2/5); Hudson Jesse (3YO Filly Trot—1:55 3/5).

For the 14-race card, Kakaley and Burke both wound up with five winners.