East Rutherford, NJ --- Coming into the Final of the Junior Trendsetter, two horses were looking to continue their road to a potential start in The Meadowlands Pace. With the teletimer reading 1:51.3, those two horses did just that.
Resistance Futile parlayed a perfect second-over trip into a series sweep as the overwhelming favorite for trainer Robert Siegelman with Andy Miller at the lines. But the road to victory wasn’t easy as a stubborn Axiom Hanover, making just his third lifetime start fought him tenaciously through the stretch to a very strong runner-up finish. Both horses are nominated to The Meadowlands Pace.
Lisa Photo Warrawee Needy rolled to a 1:50 win in his 4-year-old debut.
Coming into this week, Rene Allard was just 5 for 68 on the meet, but Saturday was a different story. Teamed up with his brother/driver Simon Allard, the stable sent out three winners on the 13 race program.
In wagering news, it was another sensational night at the Meadowlands. The total handle of $3,614,298 was an increase of $706,187 or 24% from the same day in 2012.
Racing returns on Thursday night for the First Round of the Rags To Riches series, with post time at 7:15 P.M.