Rivers Run Deep won the Tall Stack Stakes at Belterra Park in May.

Rivers Run Deep won the Tall Stack Stakes at Belterra Park in May.

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Silver Tongued, Rivers Run Deep in Best of OH

Belterra Park, the former River Downs, will offer $750,000 in five Ohio-bred stakes.

The Best of Ohio returns to the former River Downs for the first time since the mid-1990s Oct. 11 when Belterra Park hosts five Ohio-bred stakes worth a total of $750,000.

River Downs, which last held a meet in the summer of 2012, was rebuilt from the ground up and renamed Belterra Park, which opened in May. The facility, owned by Pinnacle Entertainment, is a racetrack and video lottery terminal facility located just across the Ohio River from Northern Kentucky.

The Best of Ohio series has rotated between defunct Beulah Park and Thistledown (now ThistleDown Racino) since River Downs last hosted the event. The 2014 edition will feature five stakes, each worth $150,000.

The 1 1/4-mile Endurance, drew 16 entrants, though only 14 will run. The two lowest money winners will be scratched if there are no other scratches, according to Ohio Thoroughbred Fund rules.

Greenhill Racing and Sherri Greenhill's Silver Tongued, winner of the 1 1/4-mile Governor's Buckeye Cup at ThistledDown in his last start, figures to vie for favoritism in the Endurance. The 4-year-old Flatter  gelding, trained by Jeff Greenhill, hasn't been worse than third in six starts at Belterra Park and has earned more than $171,000 in 20 starts.

Albin Jiminez, who rode Silver Tongued in the Governor's Buckeye Cup, has the call at 122 pounds

James Driver and H. Ywachetta's Sprint Stakes contender Rivers Run Deep, a 3-year-old Ready's Image  colt, has won three of four starts in Ohio-bred stakes company and is 2-for-2 in Ohio in sprints. Trained by Cody Ohio and to be ridden by Jareth Loveberry at 119 pounds, River Run Deep more than held his own in open company at Oaklawn Park this past winter and spring, and appears the one to beat in a field of 11 at six furlongs.

Loveberry has been riding at Remington Park in Oklahoma but is also scheduled to ride a couple of 2-year-olds in Best of Ohio stakes Saturday afternoon

First post for the eight-race card is 1:30 p.m. EDT. The Endurance, race eight, is scheduled for 5:03 p.m.

Entries: John W. Galbreath S.

Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, Saturday, October 11, 2014, Race 4

  • STK
  • 1 1/16m
  • Dirt
  • $150,000
  • 2 yo Fillies
  • 2:59 PM (local)
11Justalittlesmoke (OH)Jeffrey Skerrett117Robert M. Gorham-
22Heat Transfer (OH)Jareth Loveberry117Larry Rivelli-
33Zedonia (OH)Gabriel Lagunes117Luis A. Jurado-
44Senorita Dominguez (OH)Eddie Zuniga117Gerardo Carrillo-Dominguez-
55Savings and Roan (OH)Keeneland Sales GraduateAlbin Jimenez117Michael J. Maker-
66Ohio Silver (OH)Edgar Paucar117Eric R. Reed-
77Legend of Tutu (OH)Keeneland Sales GraduateCesar Camaque117James S. Acquilano-

Entries: Juvenile S.

Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, Saturday, October 11, 2014, Race 5

  • STK
  • 1 1/16m
  • Dirt
  • $150,000
  • 2 yo
  • 3:30 PM (local)
11Dayton Demo (OH)Rodney A. Prescott120William D. Cowans-
22Unbridled Graduate (OH)Keeneland Sales GraduateAlbin Jimenez120Steven M. Asmussen-
33Gliding Alone (OH)Gabriel Lagunes120Luis A. Jurado-
44True All Along (OH)Luis H. Colon120Timothy E. Hamm-
55Flip Daddy (OH)Perry Wayne Ouzts120William D. Cowans-
66Mound (OH)Megan Fadlovich120Ivan Vazquez-
77Stoney Lake (OH)Eddie Zuniga120Ivan Vazquez-
88Draw Nigh (OH)Huber Villa-Gomez120Jim C. Rankin-
99Triple Strike (OH)Keeneland Sales GraduateJeffrey Skerrett120Robert M. Gorham-
1010Sunshine's Son Bob (OH)Scott Spieth120Shane Meyers-

Entries: Best of Ohio Sprint S.

Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, Saturday, October 11, 2014, Race 6

  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 4:01 PM (local)
11Quasi Folle (OH)Rodney A. Prescott122Penny Rone-
22Rookie Gladden (OH)Keeneland Sales GraduateEdgar Paucar122Eric R. Reed-
33Urban Renewal (OH)Keeneland Sales GraduateJason P. Lumpkins122Mark Doering-
44Rivers Run Deep (OH)Jareth Loveberry119Cody Autrey-
55Diavoletto (OH)Perry Wayne Ouzts122Penny Rone-
66Hehaz Given (OH)Keeneland Sales GraduateGeovany Garcia122Bryan Metz-
77Obsessionsoptimist (OH)John McKee119Robert C. Cline-
88Ruxton (OH)Gabriel Lagunes119Jim C. Rankin-
99Candy Bites (OH)Keeneland Sales GraduateNoel Vigil122Larry Rivelli-
1010License to Bling (OH)Luis H. Colon122Timothy E. Hamm-
1111Risky Romance (OH)Yuri Yaranga122Kris Nemann-

Entries: Best of Ohio Distaff S.

Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, Saturday, October 11, 2014, Race 7

  • STK
  • 1 1/8m
  • Dirt
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 4:32 PM (local)
61Floral Sky (OH)Keeneland Sales GraduateJason P. Lumpkins122Anthony F. Rini-
71ACaviar N Champagne (OH)Scott Spieth122Jeffrey A. Radosevich-
101XWilla Wando (OH)Jacob Radosevich122Jeffrey A. Radosevich-
12Agressive Elegance (OH)Albin Jimenez122Susan L. Anderson-
23Kelly's Pride (OH)Perry Wayne Ouzts119Sergio Baez-
34Crafty Blue Kat (OH)Walter De La Cruz119Sandra Marie Adkins-
45Uptown Gal (OH)Gabriel Lagunes122Jim C. Rankin-
56Aim (OH)Geovany Garcia119William D. Cowans-
87Sugar Marie (OH)Edgar Paucar122Benjamin Trask-
98Isadella (OH)John McKee122Ivan Vazquez-
119Pyrite Blues (OH)Ricardo Feliciano122Miguel A. Feliciano-
1210Devil's Lil Bit (OH)Huber Villa-Gomez122Ryan D. Walsh-
1311Derby Day Storm (OH)Rodney A. Prescott122Bryan Metz-
1412Needmore Flattery (OH)Irwin J. Rosendo119Timothy E. Hamm-

Entries: Best of Ohio Endurance S.

Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, Saturday, October 11, 2014, Race 8

  • STK
  • 1 1/4m
  • Dirt
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 5:03 PM (local)
11Shakeyogroovething (OH)Perry Wayne Ouzts122Jeffrey L. Greenhill-
22Doctoriat (OH)Walter De La Cruz119Sandra Marie Adkins-
33Bold Captain (OH)Ricardo Feliciano122Miguel A. Feliciano-
44Jac's Fact (OH)Edgar Paucar119Ivan Vazquez-
55Stormin Larry (OH)Keeneland Sales GraduateScott Spieth122Shane Meyers-
66Farmer Steve (OH)Geovany Garcia119Laurie Halmi-
77Master Rocket (OH)Gabriel Lagunes122Kris Nemann-
88Fuzzy Dee Jay (OH)Rodney A. Prescott122William D. Cowans-
99Silver Tongued (OH)Albin Jimenez122Jeffrey L. Greenhill-
1010Plain Ol' Willard (OH)Noel Vigil122Anthony Lowry-
1111Uncle Virgil (OH)Huber Villa-Gomez122Anthony Lowry-
1212Wild Bling (OH)Jeffrey Skerrett122Jeffrey A. Radosevich-
1313John Galt (OH)Keeneland Sales GraduateYuri Yaranga122Jeff Engler-
1414Dubacious (OH)Jacob Radosevich119Thomas M. Amoss-
99Geppetto (OH)Megan Fadlovich119Ivan Vazquez-
99Putalilenglishonit (OH)Irwin J. Rosendo122William D. Cowans-