With the event attracting just a dozen, it meant a pair of divisions going for a cool $141,787, each.
That fun factoid suited driver Jim Morrill Jr. just fine, since he won 'em both.
|J's Trotting Bob took the lead early and cruised to victory|
Cash Me Out (Mickey McGivern) rallied into second, with a first-up Daley Lovin' (Dan Daley), General Bill Brown and My Friend Charlie (Chris Lems) rounding-out the payees.
J’s Trotting Bob, a CR Excalibur--CR Mimosa gelding owned by Ken Jacobs’ KJ Stables and trained by Arnie Marks, is now five-for-six this season after a successful sire stakes debut. The exacta paid $41.20, with the triple returning $88.50.
|Mike Lizzi photos|
|Flyhawk El Durado got a pocket trip on the way to his win|
Credit Fashion, the slight second choice, lost it in the first turn. He did catch back trotting as the tepid, 6-5 choice, Lukas Hall (Jeff Gregory), made the lead around the eventual winner.
Lukas Hall (:29.3, 1:00.1) then surrendered the lead to a big third-quarter move from Credit Fashion, who found a 1:30.4 next station and had two lengths turning for home. However, he could not close the sale, with Flyhawk El Durado chasing him down the passing lane.
Flyhawk El Durado won by one-half length in 1:59.4. Credit Fashion saved second, with Lukas Hall, Consumer Rate (Cat Manzi) and Mister Anson (Jim Doherty) settling for the remainder.
Flyhawk El Durado, a son of Conway Hall—El Paso Gal trained by Mark Ford for owner Martin Scharf, has won half of his six season’s starts. The exacta paid $27.80, with the triple returning $72.
Thursday night will feature the $289,775 New York Sire Stakes Jim Meagher Pace for frosh colts and geldings. Three ($96,025, $96,025 and $97,725) divisions will go as races three, four and six.