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Hoosier Park Harness Race of the Week for June 26

By John Mucciolo

A big field of 11 sophomore fillies will trot one mile in the 10th Race at Hoosier Park on Wednesday evening. A $40,000 purse is on the line for the talented and accomplished group.

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The race is headlined by unbeaten champion WOODSIDE CHARM (#9) (4-5), who will be making her three-year-old debut on this occasion. Owned, trained, and driven by Verlin Yoder, the superb daughter of Chapter Seven was a dominant performer in 2018 when amassing more than $521,000 in earnings, capped by her front running tally in the Breeders’ Crown at Pocono Downs. The Empire State-bred has run two qualifying fields off of their respective feet in preparation of her return to racing, and she is the obvious one to beat today. Woodside Charm was a nine-length winner on this oval in her first lifetime race.

AUNT ROSE (#10) (8-1), one of three in the cast conditioned by Christopher Beaver, got clear late when rallying to be runner-up at Northfield Park in advance of today. The Uncle Peter sophomore has a big turn of foot and might benefit most if a speed duel occurs up front. Aunt Rose could possibly carve out a really nice trip breaking from the second tier. Trace Tetrick will be in the sulky.

GRAND SWAN (#6) (7-2) is no slouch herself and is perfect from a pair of assignments this campaign. The bay filly by Swan for All dons a sharp 14-10-3-0 lifetime mark, and she could improve once again in just her third outing of 2019. The Indiana-bred will be one of many vying for position in the early going with Lewayne Miller in the bike.

KEYSTONE ABBEY (#3) (9-1) is in prime form showing four wins and a close second from her last five races. Also trained by Beaver, the daughter of Cantab Hall was successful at Hoosier in her three-year-old debut and could be a danger with some improvement in this loaded field. The Keystone State-bred is likely to take up a spot behind the favorite early on under the guidance of John De Long.


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