Tall Cotton Cruises, Traumatized Impresses

Published: July 2, 2012 11:48 pm EDT

A group of seven lined up behind the starting gate in Monday’s $38,000 Preferred Trot at Mohawk Racetrack, and there was no touching Tall Cotton who romped to an easy win in 1:52.

With Jack Moiseyev at the lines, Tall Cotton muscled his way to immediate command from Post 7 and wound up being on the hook for fractions of :27.3, :56.4 and 1:24. A :28-second closing quarter was more than enough for the Tom Durand trainee to put away the competition. In fact, he drew clear to win by four lengths over Star Ruffnready, with Bullet and Slip Into Glide finishing in a dead heat for third.

It was the second win of the season in seven attempts for the homebred who is owned by June Durand along with Lynn and Catherine Baker. The 13-time winner has put away in excess of $54,000 this year and close to $300,000 in his career.

More two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were in action at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, as well, and the latest youngster to get his picture taken was Traumatized. The Carl Jamieson-trained son of Western Terror-Numberone Treasure rallied up the rail for driver Rick Zeron to haul down the heavily favoured Varadero Hanover (Somebeachsomewhere-Vaudeville Margie) in 1:55. Taking home the show dough was Pay Later (Western Terror-Michelles Fury).

Jamieson shares ownership on the youngster with Tom Kyron and Brian Paquet. Collectively, the group shelled out $107,000 to purchase the full-brother to former OSS Super Final winner Code Word (1:50.2 - $584,530) from last year’s Lexington Select Yearling Sale.

To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Mohawk Racetrack.