The first of the three to be victorious was the Ed Hall-owned Sams Fortune, in the second race, when the 5-year-old Cams Fortune gelding, who was six lengths back at the three-quarters, rallied to a one length triumph over the 11-1 shot Eyesbold (Peter Lutman III) in a 1:59.3 clocking for driver Jimmy Marohn, Jr.
Trained by Danny Gill Sams Fortune paid $2.80 to win.
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|Haroun Hanover was a 1:58.1 winner in the fastest division.|
The Gill-Marohn connection clicked again in the 11th race when Jimmy, Jr. guided the Ed and James Hall-owned Bettor’s Choice gelding Haroun Hanover to a 1:58.1 triumph over No Free Parking, handled by Bruce Aldrich, Jr. The winner paid $3.00 to win.
The other Name You Claiming Price Series winner was Thomas John N driven by Mike Simons. They used the front-end route and held on by a nose over the Pat Beeler-driven Nutmeg’s Taxi in a time of 1:59.2
The 11-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding is owned and trained by Gail Wrubel . The altered son of Live Or Die paid $6.60 to win.
The pacers in each of the three events were in for a $4,000 tag. Next Wednesday owners will have an option to race back for that price or move up to a $5,000 claiming tag. Of course, if any do they’ll draw outside the $4,000 claiming entries.