posted on 10/1/2013 4:06 pm
and he had the look of a contender
last week. Tim Tetrick has the drive (and quite possibly the warm up call)
again for trainer Robin Schadt and Dana Parham's Odds On Racing in the third
The final division (race 8)
holds great promise, with a couple of lightly raced but royally bred colts.
E L Titan is a Muscle Hill from
Courtney Lobell and he's been brought along carefully by trainer /
driver Riina Rekila. Among his just three starts is an
impressive second to division star Father Patrick (who sits this one out) in
the Champlain stakes. Erkki Laakkonen bred and retains ownership of this top
Also in the field is
Muscleprinctonian, Jules Siegel's homebred result of pairing his 2009
Hambletonian Oaks winning mare, Broadway Schooner with 2009 Hambo winner Muscle
Hill. He looked great in his Meadowlands qualifiers and had a few lackluster
starts in Jersey Sires Stakes competition before trainer Jim Campbell gave the
colt some time off. He qualified very nicely in 1:56.3 for John
Campbell here last week.
The pacing fillies are carded in
races five, six and ten with the best saved for last. Division leader
Precocious Beauty hooks up with Uffizi Hanover, who won her Bluegrass division
from an impossible spot last week.
Precocious Beauty (Art Major) has a
five race winning streak including the season's top dollar race to this point,
the She's A great Lady and won her Bluegrass split in 1:51- last Friday.
She sports a pair of 1:50.2 wins and over $400,000 on the year for
breeder/owner Jim Avritt and trainer (father) Gregg McNair and driver (son)
Uffizi Hanover had lost a few photos
before breaking her maiden in the Bluegrass, coming from tenth and last at
the three quarters call blasting home in 26.1 to win in 1:50.3 for Dave
Miller. She is by first crop sire Well Said and is indicative of the late
season bloom by his get. Jimmy Takter trains her for Al Libfeld, Marvin Katz
and Sam Goldband.
Post time is 1:00 pm on Friday and
through the meet's end on Sunday.
The Lexington Selected Standardbred
Yearling sale begins at 7:00 pm tonight at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion.