BY BROCK SHERIDAN
Owner and trainer Shane Meyers will ask Florida-bred Think It Thru to make the big jump from starter allowance company into the $300,000 Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Distaff Monday when the 5-year-old mare will take on six other fillies and mares at Mohoning Valley Race Couse.
Meyers claimed Think It Thru out of an 11-length victory against $4,000 claimers going a mile at Mountaineer Park on Oct. 23 and has since started the daughter of Overanalyze one time, also at Mountaineer Park. Against $4,000 starter allowance fillies and mares on Oct. 31, Think It Thru finished second, six-and-a-half lengths behind winner Pettigo Girl going a mile over a track rated good.
Think It Thru will shorten up to six furlongs in the Mahoning Distaff, a distance over which she won against $12,500 claiming, non-winners of four fillies and mares in a race taken off the turf at Mountaineer four races back on Aug. 8.
Think It Thru is out of Volatile Vickie, by Elusive Quality and she was bred in Florida by Hidden Point Farm Inc. She has won three of 13 career starts with three seconds and three thirds with earnings of $46,742.
She is 20-1 on the morning line for the Mahoning Distaff and will have jockey Luis Rivera for the first time when she breaks from the inside post one.
Set as the 9-5 morning line for the Mahoning Distaff is Olga Isabel for trainer Brad Cox and owner and breeder Top Racing LLC.
The 4-year-old daughter of Tiznow out of Miss Patricia, by Indian Charlie is looking to build on a three-race winning streak going back to a first-level allowance victory going a mile at Ellis Park on July 22. She has since won a second level, $62,500 optional claiming going a mile at Saratoga on Aug. 30 and a third condition, $100,000 optional claiming racing six-and-a-half furlongs at Keeneland on Oct. 26.
The consistent Olga Isabel has won four of seven starts in her career with two seconds and sports a bankroll of $302,350.
She will break just to the right of Think It Thru in post two and Tyler Gaffalione will ride.
My Destiny is the most recent stakes-winner in the field having won the $50,000 Flashy Lady going six furlongs at Remington Park last time out on Sept. 24.
She has won two of her last three including a $16,000 starter allowance at Los Alamitos Race Course going six furlongs on July 4 before finishing fourth, beaten two lengths by winner Lady T in an upper level, $80,000 optional claiming going six furlongs at Del Mar on July 27.
My Destiny is 3-1 in the program and is trained by Herman Wilensky for Sam Wilensky.
The 6-year-old mare has drawn post four and Edwin Gonzalez has taken the riding assignment.
Others entered are Roseburg, the 5-2 second choice for trainer Bill Mott and who will have jockey Junior Alvarado; Liberty Belle and rider Jose Bracho, Mindy Woman with Carlos Lopez in the irons and Angel Diaz will ride Deco Strong.
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