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Osterc Impresses In Pocono Debut

Published: July 2, 2018 10:20 pm ET

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A $13,000 trot for two-year-old colts on Monday and The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono resulted in a youngster making his career debut a winning one, and a young driver running his lifetime sulky credentials to 4-for-6, as Osterc and driver Josert Fonseca combined for a victory in 1:59.1.

Osterc and Fonseca forced a :30-second quarter out of Ginger Tree Skyr, then yielded and kept the pocket tight as Manwilling moved to challenge in middle splits of 1:00.2 and 1:30. When the two-wide challenger faded late on the far turn, Fonseca moved outside with his charge, and though still two lengths down in mid-stretch, the driver was confident in the closing ability of his freshman, and indeed Osterc got to the wire a length ahead of Ginger Tree Skyr.

Of course, Fonseca’s confidence in the Jimmy Takter trainee probably came from knowledge of the colt’s pedigree – he is a son of Cantab Hall, who had been installed in the Living Horse Hall of Fame the night before in not-distant Goshen NY, and his dam is Oh Oh Hereshecomes, a daughter of $1M+ winner Lantern Kosmos, who also was the dam of millionaire The Bank.

Christina Takter and Goran Falk are the owners of the colt, who looks to have as much a chance to be a top colt as anybody.

(PHHA / Pocono Downs)


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