Brennan, who entered the evening three wins away from the 8,000-victory plateau, knocked a pair off that number, the first when Stormunn ($9.00) stuck his schnoz out on the wire in the $20,000, ninth race pace (1:55.1). He then aired with the favored Majic Trend ($5.80) in the $21,000, 12th race trot.
Majic Trend's effort of 2:01.3 for the 1-1/16 miles was a new track record for 4-year-old mares at that distance.
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|Shawnee Dancer gave Brian Sears one of his seven wins on Thursday|
After breaking at 3-5 in the second race trot, Sears consecutively doubled with people's choices Priceless Edition ($3.30) in the $11,000, fourth race pace (1:55), and Hoboken Sonny ($4.80) in the $15,000, fifth race trot (1:57.1).
Sears and the just over even money Dinah Ross ($4.10) won a three-way photo in the $11,000, seventh race pace (1:56.4), before another “twofer” in races 10 and 11.
The former was with the odds on Shawnee Dancer ($3.10) in a $20,000 pace (1:54.1), while the latter was a loose pocket with Dawn's Legacy ($4.30) in a $24,000 pace (1:55.2).
Sears' seven-pack was completed when Duel Cheeks ($3.00) eased from first-over in the $15,500 pacing finale (1:55.2).