10/01/2017 6:10PM

Red Mile: Antonacci, Takter both send out a pair of winners in Bluegrass for trotters

Nigel Soult
Scott Zeron carried the Lindy Racing colors to the winner's circle with Lindy The Great and International Moni (pictured)

Trainers Frank Antonacci and Jimmy Takter both posted doubles in the Bluegrass Stakes for 3-year-old trotters on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile.

The first $72,100 grouping for trotting colts saw an upset as 11-1 Lindy The Great (Scott Zeron) went to the front from post eight, chopped out fractions of 27 3/5, 55 3/5, and 1:23 4/5, and held off the closers in deep stretch to win by a neck in 1:52 1/5, a new lifetime mark.  Guardian Angel As (Tim Tetrick) closed sharply for second, and favored Bill's Man (Corey Callahan) brushed in for third.

Lindy The Great is a Crazed colt trained by Antonacci for co-owner/breeder K R Breeding LLC. and co-owner Robert Rudolph.  Lindy The Great now has a record of 4-1-0 from 11 career efforts, and he has pocketed $127,033.  He returned $25.80 to win.

Dover Dan (Callahan) absolutely dominated in the second colt division, winning by 8 3/4 lengths in 1:51 3/5, a career-best clocking.  Dover Dan swept into the lead past the 55 2/5 half, started to open up on the front to the 1:23 1/5 three-quarters, and continued to pour it on through the lane, hitting the wire far ahead of second-place Snowstorm Hanover (Matt Kakaley) and Rubio (Takter), who came in third.

An Andover Hall colt, Dover Dan is owned by William Wiswell, Jean Goehlen, and Eugene Schick.  Out of the great CR Kay Suzie, Dover Dan now has nine career triumphs, and he pushed his bankroll to $510,695.  Dover Dan was the 2-1 favorite and paid $6.60 to win.

International Moni gave Zeron and Antonacci their double in the final colt dash, claiming a new life's mark of 1:51 4/5.  International Moni sat fifth while What The Hill (David Miller) trotted to the 27 second first quarter and the 54 second half-mile marker, then came first-over and was within a length of What The Hill at the 1:23 1/5 three-quarters.  International Moni struck the front at the head of the lane and pulled clear, winning by 3 1/2 lengths over King On The Hill (Yannick Gingras).  Devious Man (Andy Miller) grabbed third.

International Moni, a colt by Love You, is trained by Antonacci for owner/breeder Moni Maker Stable.  The next-to-last foal out of the great Moni Maker, International Moni now has seven wins in his career, and he has now earned $482,442.  International Moni was sent off at 4-1, and he returned $10.60 to win.

Evelyn (Ake Svanstedt) had command at the 28 second opening quarter, the 56 1/5 half, and the 1:24 3/5 three-quarters in the $61,300 opener for the fillies, but favored Thats All Moni (Tetrick) rallied from second-over in the lane and was up to win by two lengths in 1:52 2/5.  Overdraft Volo (Andy Miller) came in second, and Evelyn wound up third.

Jimmy Takter trains Thats All Moni, a daughter of Cantab Hall, for owners Brittany Farms LLC., Marvin Katz, and Al Libfeld. She now has nine lifetime victories, and she has put away $455,914. She paid $4.80 to win as the 7-5 favorite.Nigel SoultAriana G dominated again

Takter also won the second filly clash with Ariana G (Gingras) in 1:52 2/5.  Ariana G took the lead past the 28 4/5 first quarter, cruised through middle-half stations of 57 1/5 and 1:26, and sprinted home in 26 2/5 to win by 4 1/4 lengths in 1:52 2/5.  Fine Tuned Lady (Corey Callahan) and Dream Together (Daniel Dube) rounded out the top three.

Ariana G is a daughter of Muscle Hill who has won 19 of her 23 career starts and has earned $1,557,657.  Ariana G was sent off at 1-9 and returned $2.10 to win.

Takter went for the sweep with Feed Your Head (Gingras), and she would front the field through stations of 28 2/5, 57, and 1:25 1/5.  Feed Your Head couldn't seal the deal, though, as first-up 10-1 shot Ice Attraction (Svanstedt) overhauled her in the lane and then kept a charging Dream Baby Dream (Rod Allen) at bay to win by a nose in 1:52 4/5, a life's best effort.  Treviso (Charlie Norris) finished third.

Ice Attraction is a daughter of Muscle Hill co-owned by Svanstedt and his partners Douglas Sipple, Mal And Janet Burroughs LLC., and Little E LLC.  She is now a seven-time winner from 23 lifetime starts and shows earnings of $213,772.  She paid $22.20 to win.