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American In Paris Wins Another FFA

Published: March 7, 2014 11:57 pm ET

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Friday night's $30,000 A/FFA Pace for mares proved to be the fourth straight success at Meadowlands Racetrack for the vastly improved American In Paris.

The American Ideal mare has really moved forward for Ron Burke, winning her four most recent starts with the addition of Lasix.

This edition was another gate-to-wire trip conducted by Yannick Gingras. Fast out of the gate to the front in :26.3, Gingras eased her through a soft middle half then out-sprinted her rivals home in :27.2 to close out the 1:50.4 score. Lorrie Please was second and Monkey On My Wheel third.

The win continued the unbeaten season for American In Paris -- perfect in four outings with $45,000 in the books for the Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi.

Drivers Tim Tetrick and Yannick Gingras split eight wins on the card, each winning four on the evening. For Tetrick, his career win total now stands at 7,995. The Bionic Man has 12 drives on the Saturday program, including National Debt, the morning line favourite in the William “Buddy” Gilmour Final. That series final features a match-up of Meadowlands Pace hopefuls as first round winner National Debt squares off with the other first round winner, Capital Account.

The Saturday card also features the final of The Charles Singer Memorial, headlined by USTA's February Horse of the Month, Perfect Alliance, who looks to remain undefeated in 2014 and is the 4-5 morning line choice in that final. She will be challenged by Super Bowl champion Time To Quit, who is a perfect five-for-five in 2014.

Post time for the 13-race Saturday program is 7:15 p.m.

(Meadowlands Racetrack)

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