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Big Jim Upsets In Dream Maker

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Published: August 2, 2010 8:18 pm ET

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Big Jim didn’t just break the series record in Monday evening’s $50,000 final of the Dream Maker Pacing Series – he obliterated it.

The James “Friday” Dean-trained son of Western Ideal-Bold Pink tracked covered and exploded in the lane en route to posting a 1:51.1 clocking. The previous record for the series was Articulator’s 1:52.3 mark set in 2002.

Big Jim was in no hurry in the early going, but the same couldn’t be said for Neptune Blue Chip, All Summer Long and Rock To Glory who battled through early fractions of :27 and :55.4. Race favourite Up The Credit took on Rock To Glory around the final turn, and they battled to the three-quarter pole in 1:23.4. Big Jim, in the meantime, was stalking the leaders while sitting in the second over slot.

Phil Hudon tipped Big Jim off cover in the lane and the colt used a :26.4 final quarter to edge past Up The Credit en route to the 1:51.1 tally. Up The Credit was three-quarters of a length back in second, while Rock To Glory faded to finish third.

Jim Carr of Hamilton, ON holds the ownership papers on North America’s fastest freshman pacer of 2010, who was sent off at odds of 5-1. The colt, who was a $35,000 purchase at last year’s Harrisburg Yearling Sale, has banked $31,920 to date.

To view Monday’s results, click here.


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