More MADC action at Big M

East Rutherford, NJ — On Saturday (June 8), it was once again perfect racing conditions at the Big M at the start of the card, which featured two MADC pace races and one trot race. This was the second night in a row that had two out of the three favorites made by the betting public not finish first under the wire.

The first race featured a wire-to-wire score by the betting public’s top selection, Harry Hanover. James Slendorn was able to ration out his speed after a taxing first quarter in :27. He had things his own way the rest of the mile journey and ended up winning by just over a length. So Take That (Alex Goldin) came from way back to finish second while Manhattan Beach (Newton “Yogi” Sheridan) rounded out the trifecta. This mile tripped the beam in 1:56.

The winner is a 5-year-old gelding trained by Kelvin Harrison for owner Slendorn.

In the fifth race, which featured a full field of 10 trotters, it was a give and go at the first call for Fashion Cantab (Mike Polansky), who sat a patient pocket trip and allowed Drazzmatazz (Sheridan) to cut out the fractions for the mile and he carried the lead as the field entered the stretch. As he started to drift and tire down the lane, it was Polansky who pounced on the leader up the inside to gain the lead and victory by just over a length over the post time favorite Zlatan (Pearly Allen), while Archibald (William Harrison) rounded out the trifecta. This trot mile was timed in 1:56.3.

Symon Spicer trains the winner, a Cantab Hall gelding, who is owned by George Beck.

In the eighth race, the field was scratched down to nine pacers and after a quarter move grind to the top from his outside post, Sheridan found the top spot, where he likes to be with most of his horses, and the rest was history. He was able to slow the pace down with Yayas Hot Spot N and staved off all challengers to win by just over two lengths. Pocket sitter Thndrfrmthethron N (Neil Glasser) finished second while Sword Ofthe Spirit (John Calabrese) rounded out the trifecta. This mile went in 1:54.4.

Shane Tritton trains the winner, a classy 14-year-old veteran who is co-owned by Sheridan along with Team Tritton Inc.

The MADC will be back next Friday night with the first post scheduled for 6:20 p.m.

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