DAYTON PA – The Western Ideal sophomore pacing filly More More More liked the Dayton (PA) fairgrounds oval very much on Thursday afternoon, breaking her division’s track record with a 1:58.4 mile while also notching the section’s fastest clocking on the Keystone State’s fair circuit this season.
More More More eclipsed the 1:59.3 track record set by Keystone Nikki two years ago. Her only other purse victory came in her last start at Honesdale, though she had bettered her Dayton clocking in qualifiers at both two and three at Pocono. The husband/wife ownership team of driver Tony and trainer Linda Schadel both tied for most wins in their categories during the Dayton meet – Tony guiding four sulky successes, and Linda harnessing three victorious charges.
In the single division of the PaFSS colt pace, the Well Said colt Motive Hanover prevented his Todd Schadel stablemate Way To Close from becoming the first six-time winner on the circuit this year when he won in 2:01.4, last quarter :28.2. While Way To Close has the fastest mile at the twicearounds this year at 1:57.4, Motive Hanover is the only double 2:00 winner so far, and here he took his second “A” win after three in the “B” ranks, with Todd’s brother Tony doing the driving; Todd and son Cody co-own the winner.
On the three-year-old trotting side, the Andover Hall gelding Andovers Asset continued his dominance for Team Tony and Linda Schadel, posting the meet’s fastest time on the gait, 2:04.1, while boosting his fair record to 6-5-1-0.
During Wednesday’s two-year-old action, the Captaintreacheorus pacing filly Silly But Serious became the first freshman to get to five fair triumphs, all of them in a row since her fair bow, going the fastest mile of the day, 2:05.2, with a victory for driver Shawn Johnston and trainer/father Gary Johnston, the latter co-owner with Joyce Benkart. In this class’s other “A” cut, the Well Said miss Search Light made it four straight while winning in 2:06.1 for trainer/driver Todd Schadel and owner Dr. John Egloff.
Tony Schadel, Shawn Johnston, and Wayne Long all drove four winners for top honors at Dayton; Long and Linda Schadel each trained three winners to head their group.
Action on the PA fair circuit next comes to the Crawford County Fair in Meadville PA, where the legendary Boots Dunn will be honored with an FFA trot and pace in his name. Two-year-olds will go on Sunday, three-year-olds on Monday, both days at noon.