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NAADA Trots To Miller, Beckwith

Published: May 16, 2019 8:52 pm ET

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The youngsters showed the way in the $8,000 NAADA Trots on Thursday at Yonkers Raceway when 16-year-old Brett Beckwith and 21-year-old Tyler Miller were each victorious in their respective divisions.

For Brett, son of Mark Beckwith, it was his maiden victory while Tyler, whose dad is Andy Miller, notched his second career triumph. And with their pedigrees one can only assume that winning will become commonplace for them in years to come.

Beckwith handled Dark Pool for trainer Paul Fusco and acted like a veteran when he settled in the three-hole on the first turn and was third at the quarter as the timer flashed :28.1. Then Beckwith moved first-up and had command at the halfway point in :58.2.

“I swooped to the lead and then my horse just kept going,” Beckwith said after the race. “Once we were in command I just let him ramble and we began to open daylight on the field.”

At the three quarters Dark Pool had three lengths on Tough Get Going, who was driven by Joe Faraldo. And in the lane Beckwith's trotter kept the pedal to the metal and cruised home an easy eight-length winner in an incredible 1:56.

“He (Dark Pool) was so wound- up that I had a hard time stopping him after the race,” Beckwith admitted.

Tough Get Going held on for second money and Wygant Prince trotted home third best for Pearly Allen.

The winner is owned by Vinnie Ginsberg.

In his contest , Tyler Miller started from the four-hole with Next Woman Up and angled his trotting mare directly to the pylons and was content to follow Cheeky Little Minx (Joe Pennacchio) past the quarter in :28 and the half in :57.2 , fractions forced by a parked-out Ladys Big Stormont, driven by Alan Schwartz.

Pennacchio's charge had a length on her competition at the top of the lane and although the veteran mare was dead-game she couldn't rebuff Miller's Next Woman Up who came charging in the final strides to win in a photo in a time of 1:58.4. Third place went to Master Of Excuses driven by Monica Banca.

Next Woman Up is owned by the Second Chance Stable and trained by Nick Surick.

Next Thursday the top point-earners in the series will race in a $15,000 Final again at Yonkers Raceway.

(NAADA)


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