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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Oldzfourfortytwo wins the $100,000 Mark McDermott Stakes at Presque Isle

In just his second start, Tim Girten''s Oldzfourfortytwo won the $100,000 Mark McDermott Stakes for Pa-bred 2-year-olds at Presque Isle Downs on Sept. 3.

OLDZFOURFORTYTWO The 6th Running of The Mark McDermott Stakes 09 03 17 R06 PID Finish 1Oldzfourfortytwo (Photo by Coady Photography)Running the six furlongs in1:10.49, Oldzfourforttwo, owned and trained by Girten and ridden by Pablo Morales, won by 3/4 lengths over Ron Potts' Afterburner, ridden by Antonio Gallardo, with The Elkstone Group LLC's Kitchen Fire, ridden by Hubor Villa-Gomez, another 1 1/2 lengths back in third.

Girten and Potts as trainers dominated the seven horse stakes race, with Girten saddling the first and fifth placed youngsters and Potts training the second, third and fourth placed horses.

Tudox Farm's Tudox Expectations, who eventually finished fourth, set the early pace with Oldzfourfortytwo, racing three wide from the start, just a half length behind the leaders.

Oldzfourfortytwo reached the front with a sixteenth of a mile remaining and edged away, with Afterburner saving ground behind the leaders, and while Afterburner lacked room along the rail in the upper stretch, he finally got through inside Tudox Expectations to finish well.

By Offlee Wild out of Salander, by Omega Code, Oldzfourfortytwo, a dark bay or brown colt, was bred in Pennsylvania by Scot Waterman and won $74,000 for his first place finish.

Going off at 23-1, he paid $46.20, $12.20 and $5.80 for the win, with Afterburner returning $5.60 and $3.00 and Kitchen Fire paying $2,10 for third.

Muirfield Farm's Uncle Archer was fifth, followed by M3 Racing Stable's Resolutionary and Dennis Behrmann's Creative Story.

Oldzfourfortytwo, ridden by Ronald Allen Jr., broke his maiden i his first start in a 5 1/2 furlong, $27,000 Maiden Special Weight at Presque Isle on Aug. 9, winning that race by a length over Carl L. Hess' Captain Mad Jack.


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