|2 åringar||Hambletonian Purse: $1 500 000|
Purse: $280 500
|försök lördag 27 juli|
|försök fredag 26 juli||Hambletonian Oaks Purse: $500 000|
Purse: $321 700
|FINALER lördag 3 augusti|
|FINALER lördag 3 augusti||äldre||Nat Ray FINAL lördag 3 augusti Purse: $250 000|
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| John Cashman Jr. Memorial Trot
(Formerly Nat Ray
3 åriga äldre 1.609 m auto Purse: $318 350 (159,175 - 79,587 - 38,202 - 25,468 - 15,917)
1. Sevruga 08,9 (108)
2. Mister Herbie 09,1 (95)
3. Uncle Peter 09,2 (53)
4. Southwind Pepino 09,4 (405)
5. Market Share 09,4 (15)
Opl: Arch Madness 09,4 (222), Luckycharm Hanover 09,6 (787),
Wishing Stone 10,1 (264), Guccio 10,4 (401), Hot Shot Blue Chip 11,4g (646)
1st Sevruga (5, G SJ`s Caviar - Stunning Lindsey - Malabar Man) Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Kdm Stables Corp. - NY Breeder(s): White Birch Farm - NJ 2nd Mister Herbie (5, G Here Comes Herbie - Independent Lassie - Brisco Hanover) Registered Owner(s): Jeffrey Gillis - ON, Mac Nichol - ON, Gerald Stay - NY Breeder(s): Warrawee Farm - ON 3rd Uncle Peter (4, H Cantab Hall - Victory Treasure - Enjoy Lavec) Registered Owner(s): Christina Takter - NJ, Brixton Medical Ab - SD, John And Jim Fielding - ON, Goran Falk - NJ Breeder(s): Johanna Beaver - OH, Michael Carter - FL, Mary Mc Loughlin - OH, Sigmund Wolkomir - PA
Sevruga and driver Andy Miller took control after battling four rivals around the first turn and rolled to an upset 1:50.4 victory in Saturday’s $318,350 John Cashman Jr. Memorial for older trotters at the Meadowlands. Mister Herbie was a fast-closing second and Uncle Peter finished third.
Market Share, who was the 1-2 favorite and trying to become the first Hambletonian winner to capture the event formerly called the Nat Ray Invitational, raced first over from the backstretch and finished fifth.
The trotters raced five deep around the first turn, but when the dust settled it was Sevruga on top in a :27 opening quarter-mile, followed by Uncle Peter and Arch Madness. Sevruga, who started from post seven at odds of 9-1, led from there, hitting the half-mile point in :54.1 and three-quarters in 1:22.2. He won by two lengths.
“That’s his best game, stretch him out a little bit and go big fractions,” Miller said. “I knew (Market Share) wasn’t real close to me, I wasn’t sure where he was, but I figured he’d be coming soon. Sometimes you take a shot. (Sevruga’s) ears came up around the last turn just looking for challengers, so I asked him to go. He just took off.”
Sevruga, a 5-year-old son of SJ’s Caviar-Stunning Lindsey, trained by Julie Miller, has won nine of 16 races this season and earned $410,275 for owner Howard Schneidler’s KDM Stables. He won the Cutler Memorial at the Meadowlands in May.
“It’s Andy and Julie,” said Schneidler, who bought Sevruga in January 2012. “I gave him to them because they’re good with the trotters. He’s been nothing but a super horse since I got him. I knew if he got to the front he’d be tough. And he was tough. It’s just a thrilling day.”
The race was part of the TVG Free For All Series, in which Sevruga is the points leader.