Boasting just two wins and $47,000 in earnings, Rush To Judgement impressed trainer David Menary enough to shell out more than $100,000 for the sophomore at this year's Harrisburg Mixed Sale. After a third-place finish in his first start for his new connections, Rush To Judgement did everything right to pick up a victory in the Thursday night feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
With driver James MacDonald at the controls, Rush To Judgement left alertly in the $18,000 conditioned pace with only Mission Three (Bob McClure) faster off the gate. Mission Three didn't completely clear to the top until after the :27 opening panel, and once he did MacDonald was quick to pounce on the pacesetter and moved to command before a :55.2 half. An unstressed third quarter allowed Rush To Judgement to pace comfortably to the third station in 1:24, with MacDonald letting his colt out a notch in the stretch. With a few reminders and mild urging, Rush To Judgement tripped the timer in 1:52.4 with a two-and-a-half length cushion on a hard-closing Fashiononthebeach (Louis-Philippe Roy). Mission Three completed the triactor.
Rush To Judgement (American Ideal - Sure Fun Tryin) picked up his third lifetime win and first for new owners Menary Guerriero of Cambridge, Brad Gray of Dundas, Santo Vena and Twilight Stables Inc. of Brampton, Ont. The ownership group ponied up $105,000 to purchase the pacer from last month's Harrisburg Mixed Sale.
To view the results from Thursday's card at Mohawk, click the following link: Thursday Results - Woodbine Mohawk Park.