Plainville, MA – Duplicated N copied his performance of last week after taking early control of the race and never looking back to win the $14,000 weekly pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (May 3).
Duplicated N (Bruce Ranger) watched as Hudson Phil (Jay Randall) rushed by him to grab the lead in a brisk :26.1 before pulling the pocket to retake the top as they rolled by the stands. From there Ranger had it all under control and called the shots to his liking.
After tapping the breaks in the second panel to :29.2, Duplicated N switched into glide and posted a :27.3 third quarter that stifled an outside attack from Deetzy (Greg Merton). When they came out of the last turn, Duplicated N opened up a two length advantage that he would continue to extend as he paced down the lane under wraps, eventually winning by 3-3/4 lengths in 1:51, which was a new seasonal mark.
It was the second win in a row for Duplicated N ($2.80) who is owned by Paul London, Michael Sepinuck, Kathleen Brewer and Andrew Kelson. Artie Brewer trains the winner.
In the $15,000 claiming condition pace for 5-year-olds and under, No Quarter (Greg Merton) pulled first-over past the half, took the lead before three-quarters and then held off strong stretch runs by Bettor In Cash (Drew Monti) and Put To Right (Kevin Switzer Jr.) to win by a nose in 1:53.
No Quarter ($5.80), who was making his second start in from Miami Valley, registered his first win of the year for his owner the Scheigert Racing Stable. Amanda Kelly trains the winner.
Greg Merton and Jay Randall led all drivers on Monday with three wins apiece while trainer Amanda Kelly captured two wins of her own.
Racing resumes at Plainridge Park on Thursday (May 6) at 4 p.m.