10/01/2016 10:00PM

Red Mile: Somebeachsomewhere sons make their papa proud in Bluegrass

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Nigel Soult
Huntsville overcame a sloppy track to win for the first time outside Pennsylvania

Colts sired by Somebeachsomewhere won the first four of the five Bluegrass Series events for 2-year-old male pacers on Saturday night at The Red Mile.  Each race carried a purse of $66,000.

Huntsville (Tim Tetrick), the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion, would win the first division in 1:53 over the sloppy going.  He moved to the lead on the way to the 58 second half-mile mark and held it the rest of the way, beating Boogie Shuffle (Scott Zeron) by a length and a quarter.  Ocean Colony (Yannick Gingras) came in third.

Huntsville is owned by trainer Ray Schnittker, Charles Iannazzo, Ted Gewertz, and Steven Arnold.  Schnittker and Iannazzo also bred Huntsville, who now has four wins from seven starts and earnings of $260,484.  He's the fourth foal out of the Western Hanover mare Wild West Show, making him a full brother to Stevensville ($429,989) and Cowboy Terrier ($336,365).  The 4-5 favorite, Huntsville paid $3.80 to win.

The second split, which was conducted after the track was scraped and material was added, went to R J P (Marcus Miller) in 1:51 2/5.  He took over the lead from first-over past the 1:24 three-quarters and went on to defeat Odds On Delray (Scott Zeron) by a length and three-quarters.  John Dally (Matt Kakaley) checked in third.

The victorious colt is trained by Erv Miller for co-owners/breeders David and John Prushnok, along with David J. Miller and Lawrence Means.  R J P is now two-for-nine in the win column with $91,280 in the bank.  R J P is the fourth foal out of the Dragon's Lair mare Vysoke Tatry ($641,837), making R J P a half-brother to Dobre Povedane (Well Said, $110,450).  R J P, the 2-1 second choice, returned $6.80 to win.

Blood Line (David Miller) dominated the third section, leading through fractions of 28 3/5, 56 3/5, and 1:25 2/5 on his way to a 1:52 1/5 victory.  He downed Normandy Beach (Gingras) by 5 1/4 lengths, with Western Hill (Brett Miller) completing the top three.

Jimmy Takter trains Blood Line, yet another colt by Somebeachsomewhere, for owner Diamond Creek Racing.  Diamond Creek's breeding wing, along with JandT Silva Stables LLC., bred Blood Line, who picked up his second career win in his eighth trip behind the gate and pushed his bankroll to $102,687.  Blood Line is the second foal out of the Western Ideal mare Blood Diamond.  Her first foal is Blood Brother (Somebeachsomewhere, $382,713), and Blood Diamond is a three-quarter sister to If I Can Dream (Western Hanover, $1,990,276) and Western Terror (Western Hanover, $1,164,174) and a half-sister to Cinderella Guy (Real Desire, $849,075).  The 6-5 favorite, Blood Line paid $4.40 to win.

David Miller came right back to win the next Bluegrass tilt with Downbytheseaside in 1:52.  Making his first start since his 1:50 world record performance on September 18 at the Delaware County Fair, Downbytheseaside chopped out panels of 27 1/5, 55 1/5, and 1:24 1/5, then closed in 27 4/5 to better Eddard Hanover (Gingras) by a length and a quarter.  Mac's Jackpot (Tim Tetrick) rallied to grab third.

The winning colt is trained by Brian Brown for owners Country Club Acres Inc., Joe Sbrocco, and Richard Lombardo.  Plucked out of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale for $65,000, Downbytheseaside, who has five victories from nine starts and earnings of $206,956, is the fourth foal out of the Allamerican Native mare Sprig Hanover ($438,458), a half-sister to Steelhead Hanover (Bettor's Delight, $570,560) and Spender Hanover (Cam's Card Shark, $360,565).  Blue Chip Farms LLC., Janet Seltzer, Jeffrey Rabinowitz, and Jordan Farkas bred Downbytheseaside,  who as the 1-5 favorite returned $2.60 to win.

The only colt to break the Somebeachsomewhere stranglehold was Rock The Boat (Andy Miller).  He led early, released favored Miso Fast (Matt Kakaley), then came back to the outside in the lane to regain the lead and the win by a length over Mcthriller (David Miller) in 1:53 3/5.  Tuxedo Bay (Tetrick) was third.

Ross Croghan trains Rock The Boat, a Rock N Roll Heaven colt, for co-owner/breeder Let It Ride Stables Inc. and co-owner Dana Parham.  Rock The Boat now has a record of 5-2-1-1 and $70,551 in the bank.  He is the second foal out of the millionaire Badlands Hanover mare Tug River Princess, whose first foal was Masterson (Bettor's Delight, $140,105).  Rock The Boat, dispatched at 18-1, paid $38.20.