Saturday, May 2, 2015 Season Starts for JK She’salady, the Harness Queen By Dean A. Hoffman Nancy Johansson says that all systems are go for the 2015 season as her reigning Horse of the Year JK She'salady is getting ready to kick off her 3-year-old campaign. She took the first step toward what figures to be many trips to the winner’s circle this year when she won a qualifier yesterday morning at the Meadowlands in 1:53.3. (See page 3 story) "She trained in 1:54 at the Meadowlands last Saturday morning," Johansson said earlier this week, before JK She’salady won her qualifier yesterday’s qualifier. "She yesterday at the Meadowlands handled it very well and (Ken Weingartner photo) ate all four pounds of her feed." Johansson says that she plans to get two qualifiers into the sophomore pacing lass before dropping her in a pari-mutuel race, either at Tioga or the Meadowlands in late May. "Perfect" is the word to describe for the filly's first season as she mowed down her rivals in a dozen races, but Johansson realizes that the slate is clean in 2015. She's been raised in the racing business and realizes that anything can happen when the starter says "Go." "This is a very good group of fillies and there might be some that matured a lot over the winter," she concedes. Johansson is aware of the pressure that goes with having an unbeaten horse. "I focus on winning races, not losing races," she emphasizes. "It's our job to keep her fit, sound, and healthy. But everyone knows you need a little luck, too." JK She'salady did not begin her freshman season with perfection. She was third and second, respectively, in her first two non-betting baby races, beaten by Bedroom Confessions. W hen JK She'salady made her pari-mutuel debut, things changed. Sent off at 4-1 on July 5 at the Meadowlands, she came from off the pace to nip Bedroom Confessions in 1:53.1 with her final quarter clocked in :26.3. Two weeks later the two fillies tangled again and Johansson's filly was even more impressive. Once again she came from off the pace with a final quarter clocked in as astonishing :26 to again beat Bedroom Confessions. From that point on in 2015, no other pacer got closer than a length to her at the finish. Her female foes fell like autumn leaves. In her third start in the Geers at Tioga in early August, she sat fifth, almost seven lengths back at the half in :58.4. Then driver Yannick Gingras pointed her to the front end and JK She'salady paced a back half right at 54 seconds to win in 1:54. The bay filly loved Mohawk, winning the Eternal Camnation and the elim and final of the She's a Great Lady by a total of 18-1/2 lengths. Johansson also marvels at her champ's Breeders Crown elim and final in November when she picked up a new driver in Tim Tetrick and defeated Sassa Hanover. "Sassa Hanover is a really good filly," Johansson says. "My filly came first up and wore her down in the elim and then Sassa Hanover tried to come first up against her in the final but Jk She'salady won both times." (Sassa Hanover was in the same qualifier yesterday as JK She’salady and finished sixth) Johansson says that the queen of pacing lasses is "a bit o a diva" and always wants to be the leader of the pack when she's on the track. (continued on next page) HarnessRacingUpdate.com • 5/2/15 PAGE 2 of 11 This season the champ's trainer is aiming her at the major Grand Circuit events and doesn't plans to start the filly in any half-mile tracks in New York Sires stakes. She is also not staked to the Jugette. JK Sheslady is not the first unbeaten 2-year-old to reign as Horse of the Year. That honor also belongs to Bret Hanover and Niatross. Bret Hanover is still the poster child in this exclusive category as he won 24 races without a loss as a juvenile in 1964. In early 1965 he resumed his winning ways and a national sports magazine, which then cared about harness racing, featured Bret win an article titled, "Can't Anyone Beat This Horse?" Adios Vic answered that affirmatively after Bret's streak has been extended to 35 straight wins. Nothing was unlucky about 13 starts for Niatross that season as he won all of his freshman races and was voted Horse of the Year in 1979. He fell from the ranks of the unbeaten----quite literally--- the following season at Saratoga when he went over the inside hub rail. Niatross rebounded to win the Meadowlands Pace, Jug, and usher in a new era of speed with a 1:49.1 time trial at Lexington. In 1986, Jate Lobell went unbeaten in his 15 starts as a 2-year-old. Trainer-driver Mark O'Mara felt the pressure as he prepped the compact youngster for his sophomore season in 1987. After all, Jate's 1:53 romp over a rain-splashed surface at The Red Mile was heralded by no less than Delvin Miller as one of the greatest efforts ever by a freshman pacer. The harness racing world was expecting unbelievable deeds from Jate in 1987. "Horses get a lot bigger from age 2 to 3," said O'Mara later, and he was referring to reputation, not physical growth. O'Mara knew that unbeaten horses attain an aura and that many people hold unrealistic expectations for such rare individuals. "W hen Jate was a 2-year-old, we just took it one race at a time," recalls O'Mara. "W e later realized that it would be nice to keep him unbeaten. Before his 3-year-old season, Jate was expected to be anything and everything. That pressure did weigh on me to some degree, but Joe McCluskey, Jate's owner, was really good about things. Still, as we started the 1987 season, we were holding our breath a bit." Jate won 19 in a row before his streak came to an end when Run The Table upset him at the Meadowlands. Then Jate got revenge by winning the $500,000 New Jersey Classic. Jate Lobell had a wonderful 3-year-old season, winning more than $1.6 million and compiling a 15-7-2 slate in 25 tries. He was named champion sophomore colt pacer of the year. It was season that most trainers and drivers would count as a career highlight. But Jate Lobell still got beaten 10 times along the way. JK She'salady starts the 2015 season with a target on her back, but she also starts with a fighting spirit and a first-class team to manage her. She is certainly not about to relinquish her throne without a fight. (continued on next page) HarnessRacingUpdate.com • 5/2/15 PAGE 3 of 11 Good News and Bad News for Stars Qualifying Yesterday at Meadowlands Story and photo by Ken Weingartner, USTA EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JK She’salady put her best foot forward while Mission Brief put in a misstep. JK She’salady, the 2014 Horse of the Year, made her seasonal qualifying debut Friday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, winning by a head over A Plus in 1:53.3 with a 26-second final quarter-mile. The 3-year-old filly pacer, driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Nancy Johansson, was in third place for much of the race before angling off the pylons exiting the last turn. Father Patrick was “vicious” in “W e were really happy his qualifier yesterday with her,” Johansson said. “She was well in hand; she did everything perfectly. She came home with the earplugs still in. Obviously she proved that she knows where the wire is because she just did enough to stick her head in front coming across the wire.” JK She’salady, bred and owned by 3 Brothers Stables, was undefeated in 12 races last season and became the first 2-year-old female pacer in harness racing history to be named Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness W riters Association. Johansson is preparing JK She’salady for her first major stakes test of the campaign, the Fan Hanover Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack in mid-June. “Our big goal is the Fan Hanover, but we haven’t etched anything in stone about how we’re going to get there yet,” Johansson said. “She’s got a couple of New York Sire Stakes that are options or if the Meadowlands would write a 3-year-old filly pace open that would make me really happy because we could race her here. “She will qualify one more time, but I don’t know if it will be next week or the following week.” Mission Brief, who was the 2014 Dan Patch Award winner for best 2-year-old female trotter, also made her first qualifying effort Friday, but went off stride in mid-stretch while racing from the front. The qualifier was won by Jimmy Takter’s Smexi in 1:55.3. Last year, Mission Brief trotted the fastest mile ever by any 2-year-old – male or female – stopping the clock in 1:50.3 in winning at The Red Mile. She won nine of 13 races – but went off stride in all four losses – and earned $591,070 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Our Horse Cents Stables, J&T Silva Stables, and W eaver Bruscemi LLC. “It was not good,” trainer Ron Burke said with a resigned smile about Mission Brief’s qualifier. “She didn’t warm up the best. W e made a shoeing change and I didn’t like it. I wish we could have reshod her in the paddock, but it is what it is. So back to the other shoes and march on. “I liked her behavior; her behavior was good. But I didn’t like her gait. It was just a bad idea. She didn’t look like herself. I thought she could get through and we would have changed (the shoes) anyhow after, but she didn’t. But it’s not a big deal. W e’ll change her shoes and bring her back.” Burke’s day otherwise was good. He sent out four winners, including JK She’salady’s full brother JK Endofanera, a 4-year-old who won in 1:50.2 with a final quarter in :26. His other winners were 3-year-old male trotter Crazy W ow, in a day’s best 1:53.2 for trotters, 3-year-old male pacer Yankee Bounty in 1:52.4 and 3-year-old female pacer Band Of Angels in 1:52.4. “The rest of the day was super,” Burke said. “W e have good horses, so they’re going to be good I hope. Crazy W ow just gets better. I was wrong on him. I didn’t think he’s (continued on next page) HarnessRacingUpdate.com • 5/2/15 PAGE 4 of 11 as good as he is. He’s a very good horse; maybe even better than good. JK (Endofanera) was super too. He made a bigger growth from (age) 3 to 4 than he did from 2 to 3, which I find funny because he’s a big horse. Maybe he’s just learning to handle his body now. W e’ll see.” Burke was uncertain of his plan for JK Endofanera, who earned more than $1 million last season, but expects the 4-year-old male pacer to begin his new campaign soon. He has qualified twice at the Meadowlands, finishing second in 1:51.4 last week. “I really do it week by week,” Burke said. “I’m not two weeks ahead, I’m in the present. You never know (what can happen). Mission Brief, the plan was not to be running in mid-stretch. Now I have to change plans. So we’ll see.” Takter had five winners in Friday’s qualifiers, with Smexi joined by 3-year-old male trotters Pinkman (1:55.2) and The Bank (1:55.3), 4-year-old male trotter Father Patrick (1:53.3) and 3-year-old female trotter W ild Honey (1:55.4). Father Patrick is a two-time Dan Patch Award winner and Pinkman, who held off Muscle Diamond by a neck, received the 2014 Dan Patch Award for best 2-year-old male trotter. “(Father Patrick) was vicious; he was absolutely vicious,” Takter said after watching the trotter come home with a final quarter in :26 to win by four lengths over Market Share. “(Driver Yannick Gingras) said he was scary. “It was a great day. I don’t think I had one bad horse. You couldn’t ask for a better qualifier.” Other qualifier winners Friday were Linda Toscano-trained 3-year-old male trotter Dapper Don (1:56.3), Tony Alagna’s 3-year-old female trotter Lock Down Lindy (1:56), Pat Lachance’s 3-year-old male pacer Southwind Masimo (1:53), Ed Hart’s 3-year-old male pacer Dealt A W inner (1:52) and W ayne Givens’ 5-year-old female pacer Jerseylicious (1:50.3). For Pena, It Could Have Been Even Worse Earlier this week trainer Lou Pena was hit with a three-year suspensions and a $343,000 fine by the New York Gaming Commission for over 1,700 medication violations. But as severe as those penalties might seem, the lawyer representing the Commission that litigated the case pushed for even stricter sanctions. Gaming Commission lawyer Rick Goodell urged that Pena be given a 20-year ban and be fined $675,000. But hearing officer Clem Parenti went with a lesser penalty. "It is unfortunate that Pena continues to refuse to accept responsibility for his many rule violations," said Commission spokesman Lee Park, "but the Commission is confident that no legal hurdle that Pena tries to put in the way will prevent the Commission from imposing a just and appropriate sanction that serves to protect horses competing, the other participants in New York's harness racing and the wagering public, all who rely on the commission to protect the integrity of the sport." Missed an Edition of the HRU? Check out our archive at w w w .harnessracingupdate.com Totally Rusty Continues Stakes Streak By Darin Zoccali Delaware Sires Stakes champ Totally Rusty brought her act to New Jersey and the Queen of the First State made quite an impression on the locals with a career-best 1:50.3 win in the $39,416 Hardie Hanover, a division of the John Simpson Memorial Grand Circuit stakes. A recent private purchase by Let It Ride Stables and Dana Parham in partnership with her breeder and prior owner Carter Racing Stable, Totally Rusty was making her first start for new trainer Ross Croghan but had the comfort of the regular driver from her Delaware exploits “Captain” Corey Callahan. Callahan employed the “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” strategy and sent the chestnut daughter of Rustys For Real right for the front as he had done in each of the programmed past performance lines. The pair set honest fractions of :26.3, :55 and 1:24 before sprinting home in another :26.3 to seal the deal. Bedroomconfessions followed the winner throughout and held place while unable to menace the winner. Happiness rallied from well back for the show. It’s all happening tomorrow at The Meadowlands on Kentucky Derby Day. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. in preparation for the day-long card at Churchill Downs. Live racing will start at 5:30 p.m. with the brand new “4 in 40 minutes” wager, which is a quick Pick 4 between Meadowlands and Tioga Downs races. After a break for the (continued on next page) HarnessRacingUpdate.com • 5/2/15 PAGE 5 of 11 Derby, live racing will resume around 7:00 p.m. leading up to the hotly anticipated boxing match between Mayweather and Pacquiao, which fans may enjoy at a price of $25 for men/$20 for women. Saturday at Freehold 10th Race, $133,170, Trot. The Dexter Cup Post Horse Sire Trainer/Driver 1 Gabe The Bear Dean Lucky Chucky Schnittker/Stratton 2 HA Taylor Cantab Hall Schnittker/Smith 3 Bavaro Credit Winner Schnittker/Brennan 4 Divisionist Andover Hall Norris/Norris 5 Apostles Creed Credit Winner Takter/B Miller 6 Habitat Conway Hall Burke/Gingras 7 Sixteen Encores Encore Encore Gillock/D Miller 8 Broken Record Muscles Yankee Schnittker/Schnittker For TrackMaster pps for the Dexter Cup click here. For all other pps go to www.trackmaster.com Habitat Heads Early Season Prep for Hambletonian W ith most of the sport's top 3-year-old trotters yet to get started this year, Habitat's early entrance into the racing was could pay off for the Ron Burke stable. The son of Conway Hall looks like the one to beat in today's $133,170 Dexter Cup at Freehold. Habitat made $534,407 Habitat will make his 3-year-old last year, third best debut today at freehold for the among all two-year-old Burke stable trotters and trailing only Dan Patch Award winners Pinkman and Mission Brief. His biggest wins on the year came in the W illiam Wellwood and the Matron. "I'm very happy with him," said trainer Ron Burke, who owns Habitat with Our Horse Cents Stables and W eaver Bruscemi. "I'm pleasantly surprised. He did improve (from last year) and I didn't think he would because he was smaller and so quick to learn last year. I'm thrilled. "I wasn't planning on going to (the Dexter)," Burke said. "Then I trained him a week out and he was so good, I thought I would look it up and see what horses (were eligible). I threw him in at Philly and Yannick said he was vicious. I knew there was the chance I could get a bye and then it gave me 10 days to work him again in between. I was happy with it." Yannick Gingras will do the driving duties and Habitat has been assigned the six post. If there is indeed strength in numbers then Ray Schnittker has a big shot in the race as he has four of the eight starters in the race. His quartet consists of Gabe The Bear Dean, HA Taylor, Bavaro and Broken record. Apostles Creed, a Dexter elim winner, figures to be the second choice for the pair of trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Brett Miller. Saturday at the Meadowlands 6th Race. $47,124, Pace. Simpson Memorial Post Horse Sire Trainer/Driver 1 Rock N’ Roll World Rocknroll Hanover Silva/Zeron 2 Gratian Hanover Western Ideal Sapenza/Campbell 3 American Crossroad American Ideal Burke/Gingras 4 Wiggle It Jiggleit Mr Wiggles Francis/M Teague 5 Fast Movin Train Rock N Roll Heaven Holloway/D Miller 6 Yankee Heaven Rock N Roll Heaven Saunders/A Miller 7 Secret Delight Bettor’s Delight Blackler/B Miller Wiggle It Jiggleit Returns in Simpson W ho says American Pharoah is the most exciting 3-yearold race horse competing today? Undefeated and untested, W iggle It Jiggleit will make his return to the races tonight at the Meadowlands in the $47,124 Simpson. Six for six lifetime, W iggle will be making his first start since the final of the March 14 Gilmour. The 3year-old gelded pacer owned by George Teague Jr. dominated winter competition at the Meadowlands but has yet to face the best of his division. (continued on next page) HarnessRacingUpdate.com • 5/2/15 PAGE 6 of 11 This race doesn’t figure to be any tougher for the favorite than his previous six as the second best horse on paper appears to be Fast Movin Train. That’s the same Fast Movin Train who has already lost twice to Teague’s monster. 11th Race. $54,200, Pace. W hata Baron-Final Post Horse Sire Trainer/Driver 1 Panchester United No Pan Intended Burke/McCarthy 2 Bettorever Bettor’s Delight Bamond/Callahan 3 Sassy Hanover Cam’s Card Shark Toscano/Zeron 4 JK Patriot Bettor’s Delight Toscano/D Miller 5 Cheyenne Seeber Rocknroll Hanover Siegelman/B Miller 6 Rediscovery Tell All Burke/Gingras 7 Ideal Cowboy American Ideal Bamond/Tetrick 8 Rock Out Rocknroll Hanover Elliott/A Miller 9 El Bloombito American Ideal Toscano/Campbell For TrackMaster pps for for the Meadowlands stakes click here. For all other pps go to www.trackmaster.com Saturday at the Meadows 9th Race. $62,100, Trot. The Meadows Maturity Post Horse Sire Trainer/Driver 1 Gural Hanover Crazed Burke/Kakaley 2 Rose Run Parker Jailhouse Jesse Burke/Palone 3 Madewell Hanover Yankee Glide Ryder/Ryder 4 Melady’s Monet Revenue S K McDermott/Campbell 5 Classicality Classic Photo Dunn-Adams/B Zendt 6 Possessed Fashion Donato Hanover Fanning/Hall 7 Sixteen Mikes American Mike Gillock/Goodell 8 Tamarind Angus Hall Bercury/Merriman For TrackMaster pps for the Meadows Maturity click here. For all other pps go to www.trackmaster.com Ohio Explores Medication Rules By Steve Montemarano Horse racing has a drug problem. But it's not what most people think. The dilemma is rooted in perception because the incidence of illegal drug use in horses is astonishingly low. Yet, what's often written about racing would indicate otherwise. It doesn't add up. On Tuesday, April 28, the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) conducted a meeting regarding medication use in racehorses. The topics ranged from therapeutic treatments and withdrawal times to environmental contamination and performance enhancers. An objective was to better understand the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) medication guidelines, and, where needed, consider updated rules predicated on published research. Experts from Ohio and Kentucky attended. The concept was the idea of Robert Schmitz, Chairman of the OSRC. Schmitz presides as a key regulator over Ohio's burgeoning racing business. After a few minutes with Schmitz it's clear that he views this responsibility as an opportunity to dramatically evolve the sport. Schmitz, an appointee by Governor John Kasich, adds dimension to the position because of his racing experience. His enthusiasm revealed by a proclivity for Standardbred pedigrees. Schmitz said "to my knowledge nothing like this has been held anywhere in the country." Schmitz was in his element interjecting humor, direction and respect for the participants while fostering open dialogue. The panel providing testimony consisted of many of the leading experts in the field of equine veterinary medicine. Dr. John Reichert, the owner of W oodland Run Equine Clinic, commended the OSRC then said "veterinarians and horsemen are cast in a negative light at times and I disagree with that. Horsemen would love a universal medication policy. The problem is the RMTC guidelines and their 95/95 rule. That means with 95% confidence that up to the 95th horse will fit into their therapeutic guidelines. Unfortunately 1 in 20 horses won't fit and that's not acceptable." Dr. Dan W ilson, a co-owner of the Cleveland Equine Clinic, was next and stated "I support uniform medication rules and published suggested withdrawal times, but I can't support the RMTC proposal because the RMTC and ARCI have proposed a one size fits all medication policy. The three major racing breeds are all different, with uniquely different problems." HarnessRacingUpdate.com • 5/2/15 PAGE 7 of 11 Regarding environmental contamination W ilson said "zero tolerance is ridiculous in our culture where cocaine has contaminated the money supply and drugs like naproxen (Aleve) are available over the counter. Guidelines are a good step but testing for parts per trillion of a drug is useless. These are not performance enhancing levels." And just ask Thoroughbred trainer Kellyn Gorder who was recently suspended for 14 months by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. A horse under his care tested positive for trace methamphetamine. One account said the test measured only 48 parts per trillion. Under these thresholds why would anyone subject themselves to such pressure and become a racehorse trainer or owner? W ilson referred to a published paper: "In a 2010 study commissioned by the ARCI 324,215 samples were tested. Of these only 47 of the tests were related to class 1 or 2 substances. No one knows how many of those were for environmental contaminants with zero tolerance." Dr. Brett Berthold, also a co-owner of the Cleveland Equine Clinic, explained an ambiguity between human and equine medicine "cortisone is used daily by my colleagues in human medicine to relieve inflammation. W e as veterinarians do the same." However, Berthold notes that he can't use methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol) because the long withdrawal guideline hampers his ability to use it for joint inflammation or allergies. Berthold claims "Methylprednisolone, in my opinion, is very safe," he said. "My doctor has injected my knee with it with good results. Yet, testing thresholds may overrule veterinary medical judgment. The expertise of the veterinarian is required and should not be minimized" Berthold said another awkward RMTC guideline is for mepivacaine. The dose is currently interpreted that 1.5ml will be below threshold at 72 hours. He commonly uses 6 to 30ml to produce an anesthetic response in diagnosing lameness or sutchering a laceration. Berthold questions "what the withdrawal time would be in these routine cases?" Dr. John Piehowicz, a thoroughbred vet working out of Turfway Park and Belterra Park, began testimony by saying: "Ohio medication policy is the best in the country." Yet he lamented that two thirds of the RMTC withdrawal times are not based on scientific information. Peihowicz said: "W e're going to catch a lot of dolphins in the tuna net. The welfare of the horse must be first when developing medication and testing policy." Dr. Clara Fenger, a sport horse veterinarian, followed. A feisty Fenger reinforced concern that 18 of 26 substances on the RMTC list have no published scientific data for determining withdrawal times. Fenger said, "there aren't just 26 therapeutic medications for horses - there're a hundred of them." Fenger added, "the OSRC is the only commission in the country dealing publically with the medication issue in this depth. The OSRC is open to reviewing alternate thresholds based on the veterinarian's clinical judgment in addition to published pharmacology.” Part of the issue is what Fenger calls "million dollar machines - mass spectrometers - which test in parts per trillion. The chemists calculate results but are not trained in their interpretation." Drs. Rustin Moore and Teresa Burns, bth from Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, discussed partnering between university and the OSRC to conduct research on the effects of Cobalt in the racehorse. This commonly available dietary trace element has garnered negative media attention lately and the OSRC has decided to understand it better. The scientific model and budgetary proposal is being evaluated and will be presented to the OSRC in the future. The veterinarians appreciated the efforts of the ARCI and RMTC. And progress is being made. The ARCI website states that anti-doping efforts in horse racing are tougher than those deployed in other sports. ACRI President Ed Martin said "racing does not allow an undisclosed backdoor where drug use in condoned in competition." The work by the OSRC is another step toward stronger medication guidelines. The approach of evaluating research, expert opinion and then melding it with common sense is credible. It's an effort designed to protect the horse and restore racing’s stature as a noble sport and sustainable pari-mutuel activity. Perhaps Ohio will influence the RMTC and ARCI and become an example to other racing jurisdictions. Racing stakeholders are in this together and should have the same goal--protecting the health and well-being of the horse. HarnessRacingUpdate.com • 5/2/15 PAGE 8 of 11 Race 7, Claiming $10,000 Pace SHARK ON BOARD was once decent last year and even with that 0 for 11 on the year doesn't look much worse than anyone else in here; Rosecroft invader rates a decent shot. ANDY BARAN is brought over here from Northfield as trainer Brad Irvine's first starter of the meet; another 0'fer on the season that may be helped by the change in scenery. NF DRUM ROLL met a resurgence in recent weeks but now goes first start away from that barn; a number of his recent lines would be more than good enough. ROCKROCKW HOSTHERE makes his third start back and lands the rail; due to show something more. Race 8, Claiming $10,000 Pace NORTHERN PRIZE has finished in the runner up spot two weeks in a row but those were both well meant winners for this level that beat him. That 1:52 mile from last week pops out and any repeat of that would be good enough in here from the inside. HRUBYS N LUCK won here last year and soundly beat the $10K claiming counterparts at Pocono two back; this is the appropriate spot for him. ACELO HANOVER never had a chance last out but didn't exactly impress two back either. On the other hand, he goes for entirely new connections now and improvement can't be ruled out. CR FIXED ASSET makes his first start at the Meadowlands since the move to Hynes and the 12-year-old is a longshot possibility. Race 9, 4&5 Year Old Open Pace DOO W OP HANOVER beat these last week with a controlled first over move and trainer Elliott has been red hot. 4-year-old horse by Rocknroll Hanover was one of the sport’s better sophomores last year and should be a force this year in the aged division; no reason he can't come right back and win again. DOVUTO HANOVER was flying late at the end of his mile last week to just miss while closing in :25:4; that was the best we've seen him in awhile and Silva has him sharp once again. LIMELIGHT BEACH needed his first start of the year last out and should be tighter now; may still get away last however. SOMESIZESOMESTYLE makes his seasonal debut and first start for Remmen after being trained previously by Burke; you can't argue with how those qualifiers look. SOMEW HERE IN LA makes his second start back with a right to be better. Race 10, N/W $6,500 L5 Pace MAMBO ITALIANO has been inexplicably good of late and almost looks like himself from a couple years ago when Allard had him here. This one nearly beat Capozzo last out and that rival is an upper conditioned type; goes from McDermott to MacKenzie off the claim. SIR CARY'S Z TAM has a class edge on most of these but didn't fire when dropped to this level last out; no excuses now from the rail. BREAKIN THE LAW takes a big drop and has been chasing classier foes through the past couple months; one of the shorter priced contenders. YOU BET YOUR GLASS was able to bottom out a field he was expected to beat, but did it in a fast 1:50:2 clocking. He's another fresh claim in here and we'll see if the new barn can keep him going. STEADY PULSE hasn't done anything since the reclaim but trainer Russo is 9 for 17; still looks like he's aiming a bit high in here though. The Plays: $12 ticket ($0.50 base): 1-6 / 2 / 2-5-6 / 1-6-8-9 $27 ticket ($0.50 base): 6-7-8 / 2-3-8 / 5-6-7 / 1-9 12, HoP, $21,000, P, Fillies and Mares - Invitational PP`S drawn by groups (4-8)/remainder assigned, 27.3, 57.0, 1:25.3, 1:52.3, FT 1-Montenegro (m, 7, Camluck--Cyber Wave, by Fighting Major), $17,000 2009 W ALKER O-Randall B Bendis & Thomas J Pollack. B-Dr Kenneth M Rucker MD. T-Jeff Cullipher. D-Jason Dillander, $10,500, Lifetime Record: 142-29-24-18, $522,289 To watch the race replay click here 6, M, $39,416, P, JOHN SIMPSON MEMORIAL NO. 55 HARDIE HANOVER 3 Year Old Fillies, 26.3, 55.0, 1:24.0, 1:50.3, FT 1-Totally Rusty (f, 3, Rusty's For Real--Rusty's Joy, by Badlands Hanover) O-Let It Ride Stables Inc & Mr Dana L Parham & Carter Racing Stable LLC. B-Carter Racing Stable LLC. T-Ross Croghan. D-Corey Callahan, $19,708, Lifetime Record: 13-12-1-0, $218,958 2-Bedroomconfessions (f, 3, American Ideal Turnoffthelights, by Jenna's Beach Boy) O-Riverview Racing LLC & Alagna Racing LLC. B-Riverview Farms & Tony P Alagna & Minisink Farms LLC. T-Tony Alagna. D-Scott Zeron, $9,854 3-Happiness (f, 3, Rocknroll Hanover--Panevolence, by Artsplace), $12,000 2013 SHS-HBG O-Burke Racing Stable LLC & Weaver Bruscemi LLC. B-Vieux Carre Farms. T-Ron Burke. D-Yannick Gingras, $4,729 Calls: 1T, 1Q, 1Q, 1H, 1H - Finish Order: Crescent City, Fashion Rocker, Mosquito Blue Chip, Kelli Rachelle, W icked Little Minx To watch the race replay click here 11, M, $27,500, P, Fillies & Mares Open Handicap, 25.4, 54.0, 1:22.1, 1:49.3, FT 1-Radar Contact (m, 7, Dontgetinmyway--Topville Cyberwave, by Electric Yankee), $10,000 2009 HOOSIER O-Charles Stillings & Dean E Ehrgott. B-Merle E Yoder. T-Noel Daley. D-John Campbell, $13,750, Lifetime Record: 95-30-18-15, $794,506 To watch the race replay click here HarnessRacingUpdate.com • 5/2/15 PAGE 9 of 11 1, Mea, $20,000, P, ***PA STALLION SERIES*** 3 YEAR OLD FILLY PACE 1ST OF 3 DIVISIONS, 28.2, 58.0, 1:26.3, 1:54.4, FT 1-Mezzanine Fashion (f, 3, Well Said--Catch The Show, by Real Artist) O-Thomas M Kemp. B-Fashion Farms LLC. T-Jim King Jr. D-Aaron Merriman, $10,000, Lifetime Record: 7-2-0-0, $22,672 To watch the race replay click here 3, Mea, $20,000, P, ***PA STALLION SERIES*** 3 YEAR OLD FILLY PACE 2ND OF 3 DIVISIONS, 28.3, 58.2, 1:26.2, 1:54.2, FT 1-Angel Plus (f, 3, Quik Pulse Mindale--Crew Angel, by Abercrombie) O-Bay Pond Racing Stable. B-Winbak Farm. T-Samuel Beegle. D-Aaron Merriman, $10,000, Lifetime Record: 14-5-1-4, $52,845 To watch the race replay click here 4, Mea, $20,000, P, ***PA STALLION SERIES*** 3 YEAR OLD FILLY PACE 3RD OF 3 DIVISIONS, 28.1, 58.3, 1:27.3, 1:55.3, FT 1-Dobre Povedane (f, 3, Well Said--Vysoke Tatry, by Dragon's Lair), $45,000 2013 LEX-SEL O-David M & John P Prushnok. B-Andray Farm & W illiam Gregg. T-Tim Twaddle. D-Mike W ilder, $10,000, Lifetime Record: 12-4-2-2, $57,225 To watch the race replay click here 8, Mea, $20,000, P, F&M NOT LISTED/PREFERRED HANDICAP P.P.1-6 DRAW N; 7-8 DRAW N, 27.3, 57.0, 1:25.1, 1:53.2, FT 1-Phone Terror (m, 6, Western Terror--Miss Lex, by Falcon Seelster), $13,000 2010 LEX-SEL O-Lucy Raymond, CA. B-Perfect W orld Enterprises. T-Robert Barnard. D-Dan Rawlings, $10,000, Lifetime Record: 94-32-19-13, $346,001 To watch the race replay click here 3, MVR, $40,000, T, OHIO SIRES STAKES 3 YEAR OLD FILLIES 1ST LEG - 1ST DIVISION, 28.1, 58.1, 1:28.3, 1:58.3, FT 1-Little Casino (f, 3, Full Count--Jailhouse Broad, by Jailhouse Jesse) O-Duane M Lowe. B-Duane M Lowe. T-Hugh Beatty. D-Hugh Beatty, $20,000, Lifetime Record: 14-2-5-2, $39,421 2-Mid Pack (f, 3, Chip Chip Hooray--Mystical W ays, by Family Firm) O-Kenny E Delaney. B-Russell E Swartz & Mike W atson. T-Deborah Swartz. D-Dan Noble, $10,000 3-Countthechip (f, 3, Full Count--Flake, by Andover Hall) O-W alnut View Farm. B-Levi M Troyer. T-Ben Miller. D-Ken Holliday, $4,800 Calls: 6, 3, 1, 1, 1 - Finish Order: I'd Rather W alk, Espresso Jo, Tk's Jelly Belly, Tt'sshutterbug, Chip Chip Skater, Chip Girl To watch the race replay click here 5, MVR, $40,000, T, OHIO SIRES STAKES 3 YEAR OLD FILLIES 1ST LEG - 2ND DIVISION, 29.3, 59.4, 1:29.1, 1:59.1, FT 1-Student Of Life (f, 3, Full Count--Lynn's Slider, by Andover Hall) O-Acadia Farms Inc & G And B Racing. B-Marvin J Raber. T-Marty W ollam. D-Kurt Sugg, $20,000, Lifetime Record: 10-3-4-2, $85,106 2-Bettys Sam (f, 3, Victory Sam--Norse Comer, by Overcomer) O-John Red & Betty B Shaw. B-John Red & Betty B Shaw. T-Ammon Hershberger. D-Ronnie W renn Jr., $10,000 3-Uf Cashnmychips (f, 3, Chip Chip Hooray--Vega Venus, by American W inner), $20,000 2013 BHS O-Up Front Racing LLC. B-Midland Acres Inc. T-Kelly O'Donnell. D-Aaron Merriman, $4,800 Calls: 1, 1, 1Q, 1Q, 2H - Finish Order: Lisa Jane, Carolina Charm, Soaring Flight, Defiant Victory, I'm Chiptastic, Song Of The Valley To watch the race replay click here 7, MVR, $40,000, P, OHIO SIRES STAKES 3 YEAR OLD FILLIES 1ST LEG - 1ST DIVISION, 27.3, 56.4, 1:25.2, 1:53.1, FT 1-Bell Flower (f, 3, Fly Fly Buckeye--Our Lady Countess, by Artsplace), $8,000 2013 BHS O-Bruce A & Patricia Soulsby & Dean Davis & Carl T Howard.. B-Ohio State Ati. T-Virgil Morgan Jr. D-Chris Page, $20,000, Lifetime Record: 9-8-1-0, $184,336 2-Friskie Lil Devil (f, 3, Feelin Friskie--Devils Desire, by Cole Muffler), $20,000 2013 BHS O-Lil Devil Stable. B-Midland Acres Inc. T-Brian Brown. D-Ronnie W renn Jr., $10,000 3-Feeling Wild (f, 3, Feelin Friskie--One W ild W oman, by Towner's Big Guy) O-Joyce A Mc Clelland. B-J L Hall. T-John Ryan Melsheimer. D-Dan Noble, $4,800 Calls: 1H, 1, 1, 1H, 1T - Finish Order: Suite Feelin, Friskie Til Dawn, Mighty Good Feelin, Tolatetoapologize, Feelin Outragous, Crosswinds Cupcake To watch the race replay click here 9, MVR, $40,000, T, OHIO SIRES STAKES 3 YEAR OLD FILLIES 1ST LEG - 3RD DIVISION, 28.3, 58.2, 1:27.3, 1:58.0, FT 1-Dark Roast (f, 3, Full Count--Edens Mardi Gras, by Balanced Image) O-Acadia Farms Inc & G And B Racing. B-Marvin J Raber. T-Marty W ollam. D-Kurt Sugg, $20,000, Lifetime Record: 9-4-1-2, $69,043 2-Like Old Times (f, 3, Chip Chip Hooray--Royal Two, by Royal Troubador) O-Keith Ross. B-Keith Ross. T-Don Mc Kirgan. D-Ronnie W renn Jr., $10,000 HarnessRacingUpdate.com • 5/2/15 PAGE 10 of 11 3-Honey B (f, 3, Victory Sam--Honey Mesquite, by Angus Hall) O-Jim S Burnett & Tim S Homan. B-Jim S Burnett & Tim S Homan. T-Dan Ater. D-Kyle Ater, $4,800 Calls: 3, 2, 3, 1H, T - Finish Order: Sunrise Nibbles, Hot Chip, Sammy Star, Luann Dunn, Dolly Dunn, Redline Warrior, Bet On Chip To watch the race replay click here 11, MVR, $40,000, P, OHIO SIRES STAKES 3 YEAR OLD FILLIES 1ST LEG - 2ND DIVISION, 28.2, 56.3, 1:25.1, 1:55.3, FT 1-Friskie Megan (f, 3, Feelin Friskie--Sam's Clever Babe, by Nobleland Sam), $14,000 2013 BHS O-Stephen C Bateson & Harold J Moore. B-Ada M Jacobs. T-Stephen Bateson. D-Hugh Beatty, $20,000, Lifetime Record: 10-2-2-1, $28,751 2-E Ticket Ride (f, 3, Feelin Friskie--Double E Hanover, by Western Hanover) O-Christi R Pokornowski. B-Midland Acres Inc. T-Dan Noble. D-Dan Noble, $10,000 3-Karlee Sue (f, 3, Feelin Friskie--Magical Jeanie, by Magical Mike), $20,000 2013 BHS O-Daniel A Mitchell & Dennis E Stolz & Allen J Tomlinson. B-Midland Acres Inc. T-Al Tomlinson. D-Jason Brewer, $4,800 Calls: 5H, 8H, 6, 3, HD - Finish Order: Friskie Buckeye, Sectionlinefriskie, The Light, Finefeelinfriskie, Zoey's Lemon Tart, Corner Girl To watch the race replay click here 5, Stga, $27,600, P, J.P. Morel Memorial Pace - Final, 28.3, 57.3, 1:25.4, 1:54.3, FT 1-Starznheaven (c, 3, Rock N Roll Heaven Dancinwiththestarz, by Four Starzzz Shark), $40,000 2013 SHS-HBG O-Bill Reepmeyer & Jackie Lynn Rousse & Jill M W itz. B-W Springtime Racing Stb & Shannon C Brott. T-Jackie Rousse. D-Frank Coppola Jr, $13,800, Lifetime Record: 17-5-4-5, $38,455 To watch the race replay click here 8, Stga, $30,000, T, John Mongeon Sr. Memorial Trot Final, 29.1, 1:00.1, 1:30.0, 1:59.0, FT 1-Quick Feet (g, 4, Crazed--Box Trot, by Cumin), $35,000 2012 SHS-HBG O-Michael E Polansky. B-Concord Stud Farm LLC. T-Margaret Spagnola. D-Frank Coppola Jr, $15,000, Lifetime Record: 32-5-8-6, $47,560 2-Patronus (g, 3, Lucky Chucky--Vernon Blue Chip, by Sir Taurus), $95,000 2013 LEX-SEL O-W J Donovan. B-Perretti Farms. T-Kyle Spagnola. D-Jordan Derue, $7,500 3-Chinook (g, 4, Chocolatier--River W ind, by Pine Chip) O-Kevin L Verdon. B-Bottom Dollar Stable Inc. T-Kevin Verdon. D-Billy Dobson, $3,600 Calls: 1H, 1H, 1H, 2H, 1T - Finish Order: Autumn Estelle, Repeated In Red, Nana Barbara, Bubba's Jer Bear, Elettrizzante To watch the race replay click here 12, MVR, $19,650, P, FILLIES & MARES OPEN, 27.2, 56.1, 1:23.4, 1:52.2, FT 1-Betit To Getit (m, 5, No Pan Intended--I Will Survive, by Lease On Life), $1,000 2011 SC-FE O-Holland Racing Stable, CA. B-Tara Hills Stud LTD, CA. T-Jeff Brewer. D-Jason Brewer, $9,825, Lifetime Record: 75-22-15-8, $201,377 To watch the race replay click here 9, Stga, $28,800, P, Virginia O`Brien Memorial Pace - Final, 27.2, 56.2, 1:27.0, 1:58.3, FT 1-Karla Art (f, 3, Major In Art--Placida Hanover, by Western Hanover), $2,200 2013 BHS O-Brian M Cross & Gerald D'Alessandro. B-Albert J Miller. T-Brian Cross. D-Brian Cross, $14,400, Lifetime Record: 10-2-3-2, $23,754 To watch the race replay click here 3, Moh, $20,000, P, PRINCESS - 2ND LEG - 3 YEAR OLD FILLIES. NON W INNERS $100,000 IN 2014. 27, 55.4, 1:24.4, 1:51.4 1-Maplelea (b,f,3 - Sportswriter-Maple Lady-Run The Table) O-Andrew A Moore B-Concord Stud Farm T-Andrew Moore D-Richard Zeron $10,000 Lifetime Record: 15-8-3-1 $100,771 To watch the race replay click here 2, YR, $21,500, T, NON-W INNERS OF $18,000 IN LAST 6 STARTS, 28.2, 58.1, 1:27.2, 1:56.3, FT 1-Fort Valley As (g, 7, Tom Ridge--Caspian, by Baltic Speed) O-Jennifer L Sabot. B-Acl Stuteri Inc. T-Jennifer Sabot. D-Jason Bartlett, $10,750, Lifetime Record: 113-28-15-12, $515,742 To watch the race replay click here 8, Phl, $22,000, P, Fillies & Mares NW $20,000 in Last 5 Starts AE: NW 9 Ext. PM Races or $90,000 Lifetime, 27.4, 56.1, 1:23.3, 1:51.0, FT 1-Fashion Showdown (m, 5, Village Jolt--Catch The Show, by Real Artist) O-Chris A W hite. B-Arlene L & Jules J Siegel. T-Craig Mc Innis. D-Corey Callahan, $11,000, Lifetime Record: 27-11-4-2, $98,675 To watch the race replay click here 5, YR, $42,000, P, F&M OPEN HANDICAP POST POSITION 1 ASSIGNED POST POSITIONS 2-5 DRAW N POST POSITIONS 6&7 DRAW N POST POSITION 8 ASSIGNED, 28.4, 57.0, 1:25.3, 1:53.3, FT 1-Jonsie Jones (m, 8, Tulane--Happensallthetime, by Dangarvon), $2,800 2008 GRLAKES O-Lrl Racing LLC. B-Craig R Hurley. T-Amber Buter. D-Tyler Buter, $21,000, Lifetime Record: 143-27-23-22, $272,769 2-Virgin Mary (m, 7, Village Jolt--Sistermarymargaret, by Dragon's Lair), $4,000 2009 LEX-SEL O-Howard A Taylor. B-Howard A Taylor. T-Tom Shay. D-Jason Bartlett, $10,500 HarnessRacingUpdate.com • 5/2/15 PAGE 11 of 11 3-Scootin For Joy (m, 5, W estern Paradise--Scooting Annie, by Drop-off), $3,400 2011 ATL-CL O-Harry von Knoblauch. B-Joe Connors, CA. T-Peter Tritton. D-Brian Sears, $5,040 Calls: 2, 2, 1H, 1H, NK - Finish Order: Delightful Dragon, Sir Jillian Z Tam, Fanticipation, Palm Patrol, Rd Iou To watch the race replay click here 8, YR, $21,500, P, NON-W INNERS OF $18,000 IN LAST 6 STARTS, 26.4, 56.0, 1:24.3, 1:53.4, FT 1-Flipper J (g, 7, Art Major--Dolphins Can Talk, by Camluck), $110,000 2009 LEX-SEL O-Bamond Racing LLC. B-Black Horse Breeding. T-Jeffrey Bamond Jr.. D-Jason Bartlett, $10,750, Lifetime Record: 131-24-16-26, $581,332 To watch the race replay click here 9, YR, $21,500, P, NON-W INNERS OF $18,000 IN LAST 6 STARTS, 28.0, 56.4, 1:25.0, 1:52.4, FT 1-Flem N Em N (g, 10, Courage Under Fire--Equus Franco, by Falcon Seelster) O-Bamond Racing LLC. B-Spreydon Lodge LTD, NZ. T-Jeffrey Bamond Jr.. D-Jason Bartlett, $10,750, Lifetime Record: 193-33-34-31, $631,445 To watch the race replay click here 10, YR, $21,500, P, F&M NON-W INNERS OF $18,000 IN LAST 6 STARTS, 28.4, 58.3, 1:26.4, 1:55.1, FT 1-It's A Miracle (m, 5, Always A Virgin--Iva Miracle, by Electric Yankee) O-Blindswitch Racing Stable & Santo R Farina & David J Sebolsky & Stanley J Yoskowitz. B-W illiam R Huggins. T-Jose Godinez. D-Eric Carlson, $10,750, Lifetime Record: 74-17-14-11, $215,604 To watch the race replay click here 11, YR, $25,000, P, F&M NON-W INNERS OF $25,750 IN LAST 6 STARTS, 28.1, 57.1, 1:25.2, 1:54.1, FT 1-Rockaround Sue (m, 6, Rocknroll Hanover Promysquous Lady, by Pro Bono Best), $22,000 2010 SHS-HBG O-Bamond Racing LLC & J&T Silva Stables, LLC. B-Perretti Racing Stb LLC. T-Jeffrey Bamond Jr.. D-Jason Bartlett, $12,500, Lifetime Record: 95-18-14-13, $507,394 To watch the race replay click here © Copyright Harness Racing Update. 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