Cotolo’s Harness Review, News And Notes
$10.40 Terrys Star Dragon, Freehold
$6.20 Racy Betty, Lebanon
$5.60 Best Magic, Freehold
$5.00 Flashy, Hoosier
$5.00 Stiletossilverheels, Cal Expo
$3.60 Shabalabandingdong, Maywood
The following are the horses that finished second or third along with their post-time odds. Special notes on those finishes follow.
Swimsuit Model (5-1), Lebanon; Red Rufus (3-1), Lebanon; Southwest (7-2), Vernon; Avantage (2-1), Pompano; Prime Escape (7-1), Maywood; Pin Stripes (4-1), Maywood; Ironstone Wiz (9-1), Freehold; Upandover Hanover (27-1), Buffalo; Jk Abigezunt (18-1), Buffalo; Bailey’s Magic (4-1), Buffalo; Pw Tootsie (4-1), Buffalo; ER Sister (1-2), Hoosier; Holy Chip (6-5), Hoosier
Padre Manuel (8-5), Freehold; Pair Of Eyes (5-2), Northfield; Wingull (5-1), Pompano
At Vernon, Southwest’s place to the favorite caused an exacta worth $23.40. Upandover Hanover paid $20 to place. Jk Abigezunt paid $14.60 to place.
News And Notes
More high-profile performers from last year qualified at the Meadowlands. To Dream On, one of the best rookie trotting fillies last season, won her 2013 debut with a 1:56 score for trainer Jimmy Takter. Last year To Dream On won eight of nine starts, earning $719,000. She last raced in the Breeders Crown final at Woodbine in late October, winning by more than 3 lengths. Captaintreacherous recorded his second winning qualifier of the season with a 1:54.3 mile for conditioner Tony Alagna. Maven, a winner of $758,000 during her sophomore season debuted and finished a close third. Millionaire pacing mare Drop The Ball qualified against only two horses but she won by more than 24 lengths. And I Luv The Nitelife recorded her third winning qualifier, this one over Nikki Beach. I Luv The Nitelife earned $682,000 during her rookie season in 2012.
Ray Cotolo contributed to this blog.
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