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Market Share Qualifies Again

Published: May 25, 2013 5:40 pm ET

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Hambletonian and Canadian Trotting Classic champion Market Share won his second straight qualifier of his four-year-old campaign during Saturday morning's session at the Meadowlands Racetrack, which also featured an award-winning trotting filly, North America Cup eligibles and a millionaire pacer in action as they prepped for their own seasonal debuts.

Market Share and regular reinsman Tim Tetrick sat sixth through fractions of :28., :58.1, and 1:28.4 over the 'good' surface before rallying from third over to edge by pacesetter Dws Ny Yank at the wire in 1:56 flat. His final quarter was clocked in a speedy :26.1. Money On My Mind and Appomattox finished one and three-quarter lengths behind.

Market Share won his first qualifier in 1:54.4 over a fast track on May 18.

One of Linda Toscano's 2012 Dan Patch Award winning trotters, the son of Revenue S pushed his career earnings over $2 million during his dream sophomore season for owners Richard Gutnick, T L P Stable, and William Augustine.

Fellow Dan Patch divisional winner To Dream On also posted her second winning qualifier of the year, trotting wire-to-wire in 1:56.3 for Yannick Gingras and trainer Jimmy Takter. She was 15 lengths the best in her event while Audio and Fancy Fern Yankee finished second and third.

She also won her previous qualifier, on May 4, in 1:56 over a fast track.

The Credit Winner filly went eight-for-nine as a freshman with major wins in Merrie Annabelle, Bluegrass Series, International Stallion Series and Breeders Crown while banking nearly $720,000 for Ontario owners Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, and Sam Goldband.

Making his third qualifying start this year, North America Cup eligible Dovuto Hanover romped to a nine and a half length victory in 1:52 for driver David Miller and trainer Ryan Maxwell. Talking Blues finished second and Rocknmyjean was a distant third. Assessed at odds of 20-1, Martin Scharf's Dragon Again gelding, who won a division of the Bluegrass Series as two, is one of Trot Magazine's top 10 ranked Cup eligible colts and geldings in the Spring Book. Rocknmyjeans has been assessed at odds of 40-1 in the Spring Book.

Millionaire four-year-old pacer Pet Rock, driven by David Miller for trainer Virgil Morgan and owner Frank Bellino, converted off a pocket trip in his fourth qualifier of the year and unleashed a :26.2 final frame to soar past the leading Pontiac Luck for an eight length victory in 1:50.2. Aquarius champion Escape The News finished third.

Driven by Dan Dube, last year's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisional champion Handsoffmycupcake won her Saturday qualifier following a third-place finish in the May 16 PASS event. She got away mid-pack after an outside post eight start and kicked home in :26.1 to win by one and a half lengths in 1:54.3. Fellow Scott DiDomenico trainee Freetime finished second with pacesetter Parlee Beach third.

To view Saturday's complete qualifying results, click on the following link: Saturday Results (Qualifiers) - Meadowlands Racetrack.


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