TALENTED young trotter May Baby maintained her perfect season at Hoosier Park last night.
Trained and driven by James Yoder, May Baby captured the co-featured event of the evening, a split of the $32,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies.
Using her customary front-stepping tactics, May Baby followed the wings of the gate and went straight to the front while Hotel Whiskey and John DeLong benefitted from a pocket trip.
May Baby was able to stroll through pedestrian fractions of 28.3 and 58 seconds while the rest of the field followed in Indian file.
When May Baby hit the three-quarters in 1:26.2, she began to put her talent on display and simply trot away from the rest of the field.
Turning for home, May Baby was on top with a six-length lead.
Covering the final quarter 27.2 seconds, May Baby finished 10 lengths in front of La Nancio and Jared Finn in 1:53.4.
“This year she seems to be a lot healthier and sounder,” Yoder said.
“We had some foot issues with her last year. This year, she has really impressed me in carrying her speed a lot longer.
“If all goes well, her next start will be in the Hambletonian Oaks elimination. She will need to be healthy but it’s looking like we’re going to take a shot at it.”
Owned by Cheyenne Yoder, the daughter of Guccio improved her record to nine wins and two placings from 13 starts for a bankroll of $274,240.
- EMILY RATCLIFF