Cotolo’s Harness Review, News And Notes
There were 12 qualifying miles on May 12 at the Meadowlands featuring a good number of horses launching the 2012 season. The Jimmy Takter barn is steaming with promise. Team Takter’s Little Brown Fox, a three-year-old trotting colt won in 1:55.3 with Takter driving. Little Brown Fox, a Hambletonian eligible, earned just over $103,000 at two.
Takter was up behind another Hambo hopeful, Uncle Peter, with the colt winning in 1:55.3. Uncle Peter won $347,955 last year, including his mild upset against Promise The Will in the Breeders Crown.
Guccio gave Takter three qualifying wins in arow as trainer and driver with another Hambo student. Guccio earned $59,585 as a rookie.
Takter’s pacing star, American Jewel, qualified in 1:50.3 with Tim Tetrick at the lines. She won eight of nine starts last year and banked $669,291. Takter’s big morning concluded as See You At Peelers bounced back from a dull effort in the Blue Chip Matchmaker Final at Yonkers with a 1:52.4 mile for driver Brian Sears.
Trainer Sam DePinto sent out older pacer We Will See in a qualifier and the defending Canadian Pacing Derby champion won in 1:51.4. We Will See is five now and has earnings of over $2.1 million.
Another qualifier featured early season star Breakin The Law against a couple of well-fancied colts in Simply Business (our Metro-pick longshot special from 2011) and Heston Blue Chip. Breakin The Law won in 1:51.
Another qualifier went to pacing filly Handsoffmycookie, now three, in 1:52.3 with Tetrick for trainer Scott DiDomenico. Handsoffmycookie earned $575,651 in 2011.