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          Video                 Tidigare vinnare av Graduate Series              
                              1st leg - 2nd leg - 3rd leg - Final              
  JL Cruze Upsets Father Patrick In Graduate
With 13 horses entered into both the trotting and pacing division of The Graduate for four-year-olds on Saturday night at The Meadowlands, each event was split into two divisions, worth $56,250 each....read on
             
               
   GRADUATE SERIES - 2nd leg
 4 åriga         1.609 m auto   Purse: $56 250 (28,125 - 14,062 - 6,750 - 4,500 - 2,812)
             
 
RACE 3 - Meadowlands - NJ - June 6, 2015 
Conditions: GRADUATE 4 Year Old Open 2nd Leg   
Gait: Trot     Purse: $56,250     Class: Graduate     Distance: 1 Mile    Track Cond: FAST
   
       
 
HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer
   
2  Shake It Cerry  2  2/1H  2/1H  2/1H  1/HD  1/1T 1:51.4  28.0 *0.50   Jimmy Takter  Jimmy Takter
   
   
4  Gural Hanover  3  1/1H  1/1H  1/1H  2/HD  2/1T 1:52.1  28.3 1.40   Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke
   
   
6  Sumatra  5  5/9Q  5/6Q  5/6  4/5  3/2H 1:52.1  27.2 9.30   David Miller  Tom Fanning
   
   
5  Datsyuk  4  4/7T  4/4T  4/4T  3/4T  4/3Q 1:52.2  27.4 22.30   Charlie Norris  Charlie Norris
   
   
1  Dd`s Hitman  1  3/6  3/2T  3/3  X5/32T  5/34T 1:58.4  34.3 42.50   Ake Svanstedt  Ake Svanstedt
   
   
3  Muscle Network  SCR  SK        SCR          Tony Osullivan
   
       
 
1st Shake It Cerry  (4, M   Donato Hanover - Solveig - Yankee Glide)
    Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Solveig`s Racing Partners - NJ
    Breeder(s):  Solveig`s Breeders - NJ 
2nd Gural Hanover  (4, G   Crazed - Givemearing - Yankee Glide)
    Registered Owner(s):  Burke Racing Stable LLC - PA, Weaver Bruscemi LLC - PA, Little E LLC - NY, The Panhellenic Stb Corp - NY
    Breeder(s):  Hanover Shoe Farms Inc - PA 
3rd Sumatra  (4, G   Muscles Yankee - Lola Seelster - Credit Winner)
    Registered Owner(s):  Joseph Smith - FL
    Breeder(s):  Perretti Farms - NJ, Black Horse Racing - NJ 
   
       

   
   GRADUATE SERIES - 2nd leg
 4 åriga         1.609 m auto   Purse: $56 250 (28,125 - 14,062 - 6,750 - 4,500 - 2,812)
   
 
RACE 11 - Meadowlands - NJ - June 6, 2015 
Conditions: GRADUATE 4 Year Old Open 2nd Leg   
Gait: Trot     Purse: $56,250     Class: Graduate     Distance: 1 Mile    Track Cond: FAST
   
       
 
HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer
   
3  Jl Cruze  3  1/1H  2/NS  2/1H  2/1  1/NK 1:51.0  26.3 6.60   David Miller  Eric Ell
   
   
5  Father Patrick  5  5/6  1°/NS  1/1H  1/1  2/NK 1:51.0  26.4 *0.05   Yannick Gingras  Jimmy Takter
   
   
1  Resolve  1  3/3Q  4/2H  4°/3  3/3H  3/4Q 1:51.4  27.0 87.00   Ake Svanstedt  Ake Svanstedt
   
   
4  Opulent Yankee  4  2°/1H  3/1Q  3/3  4/4H  4/7H 1:52.2  27.3 16.30   Scott Zeron  Julie Miller
   
   
2  Rompaway Galaxy  2  4/4T  5/4  6/4H  5/6H  5/8 1:52.3  27.3 90.80   Jim Marohn Jr  Krista Harmon
   
   
7  Madewell Hanover  7  7/8H  7/7  7/6  6/7H  6/9H 1:52.4  27.2 98.30   Chris Ryder  Chris Ryder
   
   
6  Uva Hanover  6  6/7Q  6/5H  5°/4H  7/9  7/11H 1:53.1  28.1 47.20   Tim Tetrick  Linda Toscano
   
       
 
1st Jl Cruze  (4, G   Crazed - Topcat Hall - Conway Hall)
    Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Wm Wood - MD, William Dittmar Jr - PA, Stephen Iaquinta - PA
    Breeder(s):  Joanne Morrison - ON, Glengate Farms - ON 
2nd Father Patrick  (4, H   Cantab Hall - Gala Dream - Enjoy Lavec)
    Registered Owner(s):  Father Patrick Stable - NJ
    Breeder(s):  Brittany Farms - KY 
3rd Resolve  (4, H   Muscle Hill - Anikawiesahalee - Credit Winner)
    Registered Owner(s):  Hans Enggren - PA
    Breeder(s):  Michael Pozefsky - NY, Edward Wilson - ON 
   
 
   
 
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JL Cruze Upsets Father Patrick in The Graduate.
JL Cruze Upsets Father Patrick In Graduate
With 13 horses entered into both the trotting and pacing division of The Graduate for four-year-olds on Saturday night at The Meadowlands, each event was split into two divisions, worth $56,250 each.

The big name on the program was Father Patrick, last year's three-year-old trotter of the year with career earnings of more than $2.5 million. Installed as a 1-5 morning line favourite, Father Patrick went off as the 1-9 choice.

He was gathered back off the gate as JL Cruze was intent on the lead through an opening quarter of :26.4. As J L Cruze began to slow the pace down, Father Patrick launched his move and grabbed the lead going past the half-mile in :56.1. Father Patrick still led past three-quarters in 1:24.1 with JL Cruze in close pursuit. As the field turned for home, JL Cruze ripped out of the pocket and Yannick Gingras called to his champion. JL Cruze began to drift out, but he was closing in on the favourite and despite drifting through the stretch, JL Cruze was able to get up in the shadow of the wire over Father Patrick in 1:51. Resolve was third.

Dave Miller spoke to JL Cruze's ability after the race.

"John [Campbell] actually talked to me the other day at Chester [Philadelphia] and he told me I'd like him," said Miller. "He showed tonight he can go with the Free For All trotters."

JL Cruze has now won 12 of 14 starts this season and has not lost a race since the second round of the Charles Singer Memorial in February. He is trained by Eric Ell and owned by Kenneth Wood, William Ditmar Jr. and Stephen Iaquinta. The 1:51 clocking was a lifetime mark.

On the pacing side, the first division featured a North America Cup winner in J K Endofanera and the new kid on the block, the razor sharp Rockeyed Optimist. The betting public settled on the North America Cup champion as the 4-5 favorite, with Rockeyed Optimist close behind at 6-5.

The early lead would go to Limelight Beach, last year's Little Brown Jug winner, who reached the opening panel in a swift :25.4. At that point, JK Endofanera made his move for the lead and he cleared the front with Gingras before the half-mile in :53.3. Rockeyed Optimist was shown racetrack at this point and he ranged up alongside the leader and the two favourites hooked up past three-quarters in 1:21.2. The pair turned for home while racing on even terms, but Rockeyed Optimist began to wear down JK Endofanera through the stretch and he would reach the wire in 1:48 for Tim Tetrick, one of his four wins on the card.

The win was the ninth from 10 starts this year for Rockeyed Optimist and the seventh in a row for the son of Rocknroll Hanover, who surpassed $200,000 in career earnings with the win.

JK Endofanera held second with Limelight Beach third.

Rockeyed Optimist is owned by Anthony Perrretti, Virginia Berkner, A & B Stable and Joseph Battaglia.

The Tim Tetrick/Steve Elliot theme continued in the second division of The Graduate in the form of Doo Wop Hanover, who was released as the 2-5 favourite. He would not disappoint, winning in 1:48.

He would rally from off the pace, which was initially established by Rock Out through an opening quarter of :26.1. All Bets Off launched a bid down the backstretch and grabbed the lead before the half-mile of :54. Things tightened up moving towards the far turn and Bushwacker, who was racing along the pylons, got rank and went off-stride. But, All Bets Off was clear of trouble, going past three-quarters in 1:21.3. At that time, Doo Wop Hanover was tracking the cover of Somewhere In L A and he flipped three-wide for the stretch drive and began to close into the margin through the stretch. The two favourites paced down to the wire together, with Doo Wop Hanover reaching the wire first in 1:48, All Bets Off was second and Bushwacker overcame the miscue to finish third.

Doo Wop Hanover is owned by Peter Blood and Rick Berks.

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Shake It Cerry.
Both Rockeyed Optimist and Doo Wop Hanover have scored in both the first and second legs of The Graduate. The third leg takes place in two weeks on Friday, June 19.

Back on the trotting side, the first division pitted the mare and defending Trotter of the Year, Shake It Cerry, against the very fast Gural Hanover. Shake It Cerry was sent off as the 1-2 favourite and lived up to the billing.

She tracked the speed of Gural Hanover throughout the mile, through fractions of :26.4, :55.1 and 1:23.3, before pulling the pocket in the stretch and powerfully trotting past Gural Hanover to win in a very sharp 1:51.4.

The win was the 25th in Shake It Cerry's career from just 33 starts and her earnings are now beyond $2.1 million. She is owned by Solveig's Racing Partners and was trained and driven to victory by Jimmy Takter.

On the wagering front, neither jackpot was hit in the Super Hi-5. The fifth race carryover grew to $149,789 while the last race carryover now stands at $126,693.

Total handle for the 13-race Saturday program was $3,225,452 a 20 percent increase over Belmont Day 2014. The on-track handle was also up nearly 15 percent.

Racing returns on Friday, with first post time at 7:15 p.m.

(With files from Meadowlands Racetrack)
             
   
 
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