09/30/2016 10:24PM

Red Mile: Treviso quickest in Bluegrass divisions

Nigel Soult
Treviso lowered her lifetime mark by over a second

Bluegrass Series action continued on Friday night at The Red Mile, with 2-year-old trotting fillies competing in five divisions.

The fastest split went to Treviso and trainer-driver Charlie Norris, who got up after a pocket trip to defeat 2-5 favorite Broadway Idole (Brett Miller) by two lengths in 1:54 1/5.  Effie Trinket (Tim Tetrick) finished third.

"I liked the breeding," said Norris about the reasoning behind purchasing Treviso for $15,000 at last year's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.  She has Jean-Pierre Dubois's stud there on the dam side (Taurus Dream), and she has a little French back in there.  It was something different."

The daughter of Muscle Massive is owned by Klis Brothers Stable and Carrie Norris.  She has now won four times from eight starts, and the win in the $60,200 test sent her earnings to $112,694.  She's the first foal out of Valbonela, a full sister to Val Taurus ($362,444) and a half-sister to Valdonna (Andover Hall, $256,002).  Sent off at 4-1, she paid $10.80 to win.

One race later there was another upset as 23-1 shot Overdraft Volo (Andy Miller) rolled by 1-5 choice Fine Tuned Lady (Corey Callahan) in the stretch from first-over to prevail by two lengths in 1:55 2/5.  Fine Tuned Lady had to settle for second, with Feed Your Head (Yannick Gingras) back in third.

"I didn't know we would get by her, but my filly felt real strong around the last turn," reported Miller.  "I thought she would give her a good run."

Julie Miller trains Overdraft Volo, a filly by Yankee Glide, for owners Pinske Stables and Kentuckiana Racing Stable.  She now has a pair of victories from seven tries, and she has banked $47,097.  Taken out of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale for $50,000, Overdraft Volo is the eighth foal out of the Tagliabue mare Bank Of Newport, making her a full sister to Newport Volo ($395,326) and Banker Volo ($276,883).  She returned $49.20 for the upset.

Princess Aurora (Gingras) picked up her third consecutive victory in the opening $59,200 flight.  She moved to the lead on the way to the 57 2/5 half and maintained the top spot all the way to the wire, which she reached in 1:54 3/5.  Chezatter (Trond Smedshammer) was second, 2 1/2 lengths behind the winner, and Evelyn (Ake Svanstedt) checked in third.

"I think it's maybe in her mind a little bit; it keeps her mind on business," Gingras said about the decision to add trotting hobbles, which coincided with Princess Aurora's win streak.  "For me, like I every time I drove her, it seemed somedays she'd be running out a little bit, somedays she'd be running in. It was more about that; her gait has always been pretty good.  When she'd get a little bit sideways, that's when she'd make unfortunate breaks."

A Cantab Hall filly, Princess Aurora is trained by Jimmy Takter for owners/breeders Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz.  Princess Aurora is three-for-eight in the win column, and she has put away $75,276.  Princess Aurora is the third foal out of the Muscles Yankee mare Vulcanize ($621,633).  Princess Aurora, the 3-5 favorite, paid $3.40 to win.

9-2 shot Onda Su (Corey Callahan) picked up her first career stakes victory in the second division, rallying off a second-over trip to a 1:55 4/5 triumph.  32-1 outsider Myammie Drama (Brett Miller) was the runner-up, three-parts of a length back, and 16-1 French Press (Gingras) grabbed third.  6-5 co-favorites Grandma's Moni (Tim Tetrick) and Future Secured (Ake Svanstedt) battled around the far turn and dropped out of contention in the lane.

"You've just kind of got to hold on to her," Callahan said.  "Jim (Campbell, the trainer of Onda Su) made sure to find me in the paddock and gave me some good coaching pointers.  Everything worked out good."

Frederick Schwartz, Shirley Schwartz, Totowa, and Onda Racing Stable LLC. are the owners of Onda Su, a daughter of Muscle Massive.  Onda Su now has three wins from eight attempts, and she has earned $55,981.  Purchased for $39,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sale, Onda Su is the second foal out of the Andover Hall mare Upfront OB's Janet ($165,922).  Her first foal is the stakes-winning mare Onda Di Marie (Yankee Glide, $158,279).  Onda Su returned $11.20 to win.

Tetrick got a measure of redemption in the next $59,200 split as he guided Thats All Moni to a first-over win, defeating Hillarmbro (Trond Smedshammer) by a nose in 1:54 4/5.  Cool Cates (Andrew McCarthy) got third.

"You've got to be a little careful.  If she gets away by herself sometimes she gets to wandering with her ears up," said Tetrick.  "She was coming really hard at the top of the lane, and she almost wanted to over-trot herself there and I had to gather her up.  Down the lane she fought off the other horse.  That's a really nice horse that was second to her."

Thats All Moni is a Cantab Hall filly trained by Jimmy Takter for owners Brittany Farms, Al Libfeld, and Marvin Katz.  She scored her fourth victory in her eighth start, and she now shows earnings of $232,723.  Bought for $230,000 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, Thats All Moni is out of the Pine Chip mare Mom's Millionaire, making Thats All Moni a three-quarter sister to Snow White (Self Possessed, $1,433,551).  Thats All Moni, the 4-5 favorite, paid $3.60 to win.