Northfield, OH — After a contest last night at Scioto Downs members of GLADA traveled to Northfield Park for two trotting divisions in the year-long series and when the judges posted the official signs Don Sherman and Larry Ferrari each emerged victorious in the respective $7,800 splits; Sherman won with Palmers Pride in 1:56.4 in the first division while Larry Ferrari copped the second one behind So Wishful in 1:57.1.
In his split Sherman gunned Palmers Pride to the lead from the four-hole and the veteran trotter needed a :27.4 first quarter to take command. But once on top pressure continued as Joggintothebank (Matt Burkholder) took up the chase and they raced one-two to the three quarters but Palmers Pride was game and rebuffed the challenge.
But pressure kept coming as Joggingtothebank (Matt Burkholder) moved to challenge Palmers Pride and the two raced head-to-head by the three quarters and into the stretch. But when Sherman’s trotter headed for paydirt he had company in the presence of Go Go George (Larry Ferrari) and the two raced heads apart to the finish. However, Palmers Pride held tough and eked-out the victory. Rockefella Lindy finished third for Manny Miller.
Palmers Pride is owned by Judy Roegner and trained by Jessica Roegner. He paid $18.60 for win.
After being bridesmaid in the first division Larry Ferrari made amends and copped the second division behind So Wishful in 1:57.1.
After a slow start where he got away seventh Ferrari bided his time and moved slowly up the pylons as Impressive Chief (John Payne) showed the way. But at the three-quarters Quadrangle and Vernon Beachy assumed command as Ferrari had So Wishful out and winging. And when the trotters rounded the final turn and headed for home So Wishful was the strong horse and rallied to a head triumph over Quadrangle in 1:57.1. Don Sherman took home the show dough with Ubanji.
The winner, a 5-year-old Wishing Stone gelding, is owned by Kiesha Ferrari and trained by his driver. He paid $14.20 for win.