Fox Valley Charliz takes the FM Open
June 21, 2022
This week’s F&M Open worth $8,000 saw the favorite Lady Dela Renta A blast away from the gate for Cory Stratton and controlling the tempo thru fractions of 27.4, 57.4. The first to move approaching the half was Fox Valley Charliz with Brandon Parker at the helm, Lady Dela Renta A continued to show the way on the front end but Fox Valley Charliz was looming as they hit the next panel in 1:26.1. As they turned for home Lady Dela Renta A was till on top of the field by 1 length but Fox Valley Charliz uncorked a 29.0 last quarter to secure the win in 1:55.1. The pace setter Lady Dela Renta A finished second with North Country (Jim Taggart Jr.) taking the show spot. For Fox Valley Charliz it was her fifth win of the season for trainer Christopher Petrelli.
Brandon Parker also scored aboard Magical Lily Bear in 1:56.1 $9.90 who earned a new lifetime mark in the process. McGwire Sowers had a driving triple on the card, winning 3 races in consecutive order, Dreaming Silly 1:58.1 – $9.10 – Little Liza Jane 1:58 – $10.20 – Jurgen Hanover 2:02.3 – $19.40.