Perfect Line Record Tuesday KY Championship Series

Lexington, Kentucky— On Tuesday (August 16), the Red Mile will host two $80,000 second-round stages of the Kentucky Championship Series, three $30,000 second-round stages of the Kentucky Commonwealth Series and four $15,000 second-round stages. $ from the Kentucky Golden Rod Series for first-year harness racing and second-year trotters and drivers.

The undefeated Blue Lou (Sweet Lou-Dance Blue) will put his unblemished record on the line, while the champion Kentucky Double Deceiver (Cantab Room-Saucy) is looking for his third straight victory after setting a new lifetime mark in the first round.

Blue Lou undefeated in previous triumph (Lisa Photo)

On August 7, Blue Lou improved his record to three wins in three starts when the colt annexed the first stage of the championship for freshman point guards by a neckline in 1:52. Trained by Nancy Takter, Blue Lou debuted in a $17,500 race for 2-year-olds at The Meadowlands on July 7. He then won a $20,000 first leg of the Kindergarten Series at that same oval on July 15.

Blue Lou is 5-2 on the morning line and will start from fifth in the field of seven with regular rider Andrew McCarthy on the bike. He is owned by Morrison Racing Stables, Marvin Katz and Brian Gordon and was bred by Katz, Sam Goldband and Goran Anderberg.

Blue Lou is the first foal out of her dam, who earned $313,450 during her racing career.

Double Deceiver and driver David Miller on previous Red Mile victory (Photo by Amanda Stephens)

Double Deceiver looks to extend his winning streak to three when he and rider David Miller take on nine rivals in the Championship Series leg for 3-year-old male trotters. The connections opted to skip the $1 million Hambletonian on August 6. The gelding was second in the $280,094 MGM Yonkers Trot to Joviality S on July 1 and victorious in a $43,500 Tompkins-Geer Stake split on July 23 at The Meadowlands.

Coached by Carter Pinske, Double Deceiver jumped for cover to win the first leg of this series in 1:51.4 on August 8.

Double Deceiver’s CV stands at 17-7-7-0 with $423,475 in the purse. He was bred by Steve Stewart and Oakwood Farms and is owned by Pinske Stables and Makenna Pinske.

Commonwealth Series

There will be three $30,000 Commonwealth Series splits on Tuesday. Two of these races are for 2-year-old leaders and one for 3-year-old male trotters. Ducasse (Father PatrickA. McCarthy) is the morning line favorite at the sophomore trot and will start seventh in the field of eight for Takter.

Ducasse was bred by Fair Island Farm who own him in partnership with Brixton Medical, Christina Takter and Hatfield Stables.

The undefeated Cant Stop Lou (Sweet Lou– Can’t Stop Me Now) is favored in the first division for first-year pacers. The gelding is 3-1 on the morning line in the field of nine. He is trained by Takter and Yannick Gingras will hold the lines.

Cant Stop Lou was bred by Diamond Creek Farm and owned by his trainer, Jaf Racing, Rojan Stables, RAW Equine and Jeffrey Bell.

In the second division, Cannibal (Sweet Lou-No More Losses) will be looking to pick up his second victory in his second start. The Takter trainee was impressive on his debut on the first stage of the Golden Rod series on August 7 on a sloppy track and stopped the clock in 1:53.2 in dominant fashion.

Cannibal is 5-2 on the morning line and will start from sixth. He retains the services of Gingras and will face eight rivals.

The colt competes as a homebred for Diamond Creek Racing.

Golden Rod Series

There will be two divisions for second-year trotters and two divisions for 2-year-old leaders.

There will be a guaranteed $10,000 Pick-4 (races six through nine) in conjunction with the US Trotting Association’s Strategic Betting Program.

The first post at Red Mile is at 1 p.m. EST.

For full race results, Click here.

by Kimberly French, for the Red Mile

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