10/12/2013 5:25PM

Thistledown: Hamm, Rosendo team up for two wins on Best of Ohio card

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J.J. Zamaiko
Countess Bliss, who came into the race as a maiden, defeats males under jockey Irwin Rosendo in the Best of Ohio Juvenile.

Trainer Tim Hamm delivered with a pair of 2-year-old Ohio-bred fillies, one a heavy favorite and the other a 23-1 outsider, as he took both the $100,000 J.W. Galbreath for fillies and the $100,000 Juvenile during Saturday’s Best of Ohio program at Thistledown.

Needmore Flattery, sent off as the 3-5 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile Galbreath, romped by 18 3/4 lengths under jockey Irwin Rosendo for her sixth win in seven lifetime starts.

Hamm's maiden Countess Bling, facing male opponents in the Juvenile, dueled early before drawing under Rosendo off to win by 3 1/2 lengths, paying $48.20.

Diavoletto ($3.80), ridden by Augustin Bracho for trainer Mike Rone, won his second consecutive Best of Ohio Sprint and third straight race overall.

Devil's Lil Bit ($40.20), trained by Ryan Walsh and ridden by Ricardo Feliciano, was awarded the victory in the $100,000 Distaff when winner Pay The Man made contact with her twice in the stretch and was disqualified.

Raise the Reward ($13), ridden by Scott Spieth for trainer Jeff Radosevich, led from start to finish to win the $100,000 Best of Ohio Endurance by 2 1/2 lengths.