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$175,000 Cavada Breeders Classic and the reigning West Virginia-bred horse of the year. Sent out as the 1-9 favorite in the group of state-bred distaffers, Star of Night made a case for defending her horse of the year title.

Away well to sit just off Boundtobebad through the first three calls, Star of Night surged to command midway on the far turn then drew clear in the lane to a four-length score. A four-year-old daughter of Creative Cause trained by Jeff Runco for owner Huntertown Farm, Star of Night won all five of her starts this year, nine straight races overall and now boasts 11 wins and over $365,000 banked from 13 career outings after getting the nine furlongs in 1:54.69.

One night earlier in a one-turn allowance for state-bred fillies and mares, My Pretty Eyes (Rashawn Latchman) delivered the best performance in her career when she gained command at the outset and drew clear to a four-length score over 3-5 choice Snowy Juba Cat. A sophomore daughter of Fiber Sonde owned, bred and trained by John McKee, My Pretty Eyes now owns a 2-4-5 slate from 16 lifetime outings after getting the 4½-furlongs in 52.71.

Two races earlier in a one-turn maiden special weight event for state-bred fillies and mares, Thunder Punch (Jason Simpson) forged a mild upset when she overcame post 10 to gain command down the backside en route to a three-length score.

A four-year-old daughter of Siente El Trueno trained by Joseph Stehr for owner Tabitha Brady, Thunder Punch graduated in her career debut by getting the 4½-furlongs in 53.52.

Several races earlier in another one-turn maiden special weight event that capped the early daily double, Big Boy Potts (J.D. Acosta) easily lived up to his role as the 9-5 favorite when he gained command soon after the break then drew clear late to a four-length score. A sophomore son of Mshawish trained by Claudio Gonzalez, Bog Boy Potts graduated in his second local outing and fourth overall by getting the 4½ furlongs in 53.16 as the solid choice.

Just past the midway point of the Thursday card in a one-turn maiden special weight event for state-bred older males, Froggy the Gremlin (Arnaldo Bocachica) forged a mild 5-2 upset in his career debut when he outlasted Doc Elm for a length score. A sophomore son of Outwork trained by Jeff Runco for owner David Raim, Froggy the Gremlin prevailed at first asking by getting the 4½-furlongs in 53.41 as the second choice.

Then several races earlier in a two-turn maiden special weight event for two-year-old males, Immoral (Jevian Toledo) lived up to his role as the even-money favorite in his career debut when he edged clear from Dr. Grant late to a three-length score. A juvenile son of Into Mischief trained by Brittany Russell for owner-breeder LNJ Foxwoods, Immoral scored smartly at first asking by getting the seven panels in 1:28.90.

One race earlier in the Thursday opener, Jamestown Road (Rashawn Latchman) lived up to her billing as the solid 9-5 favorite in a two-turn allowance for state-bred fillies and mares when she drew clear late to a three-length score. A sophomore daughter of Windsor Castle owned, bred and trained by James W. Casey, Jamestown Road now sports a 3-6-1 slate and nearly $100,000 banked from 17 career tries after getting the seven furlongs in 1:28.46.

One night earlier in the penultimate race on the Wednesday card, Peppa Starr (Antonio Lopez) easily lived up to her role as the 4-5 favorite in a one-turn allowance dash for state-bred fillies and mares when she gained command soon after the break and led throughout en route to a three-length score. A sophomore daughter of Fiber Sonde trained by Javier Contreras for Breeze Easy LLC, Peppa Starr recorded her fourth win in eight starts this year by getting the 4½-furlongs in 52.26 as the odds-on choice.

Two races earlier in a one-turn maiden special weight event for state-bred two-year-old fillies, Whale Of A Time (Fredy Peltroche) graduated at first asking in style when she grained command soon after the break then romped home seven lengths clear. A juvenile daughter of Golden Years trained by Contreras for owner-breeder Steven Stuhr, Whale Of A Time drew off at first asking by getting the 4½-furlongs in 53.22.

Then two races earlier in an open, one-turn maiden special weight event for two-year-old fillies, Fortunata Italia (Rashawn Latchman) forged a 15-1 upset when she wore down 4-5 favorite Miss Midnight. A Maryland-bred freshman daughter of Madefromlucky trained by Christopher Kolb, Fortunata Italia prevailed in her career debut by getting the 4½-furlongs in 53.22.

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