East Rutherford, NJ --- Odd On Moinet tracked down Rev Me Up in the final strides to win the $61,000 Tender Loving Care Final for pacing fillies on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.
Odds On Moinet and driver George Brennan made the top in a brisk :27.2 opening quarter until Tryst and Ron Pierce reclaimed the lead from them before the half-mile marker. Odds On Moinet sat snugly in the pocket as Rev Me Up pressured Tryst into submission on the far turn, then angled out at the top of the lane to stop the leader by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:54.1. The clocking was a career best for Odds On Moinet, who paid $18.40 to win. The Assissanator benefited from a second-over trip to finish a length behind them in third.
"I was trying to get in behind Pierce and there was no room, so I had to go on to the front," Brennan said. "I knew all I had to do was get her into play tonight. I was lucky enough to squeeze out at the top of the lane and she responded. Brian's horse [Sears and Rev Me Up] had a bit of a tough trip and I was able to slide out on his back and just put him away. She still came home in :27.4 after going :27 in the beginning."
Odds On Moinet got up in the final strides to win the first leg of the Tender Loving Care Series on February 3. She was the runner-up in the second leg on February 18, but was disqualified and placed seventh for racing inside the pylons.
"She was going to win that night, too, but I couldn't steer her very well," noted Brennan. "We put another head pole on her tonight."
A daughter of Real Artist-Aparte, Odds On Moinet was a $32,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg by trainer Robin Schadt and Dana Parham's Odds On Racing of Crete, IL. She improved her record to four wins in 12 career starts and surpassed $50,000 in earnings with the stakes victory.
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