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Elliesjet N lands Plainridge Open
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - by Tim Bojarksi, for the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts

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Plainville, MA --- Elliesjet N came to Plainridge Park fresh off a seasonal best 1:52.1 victory at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and the public took notice of that outing. Going off the 1-5 favorite, Elliesjet N did not disappoint her backers as she captured the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap on Tuesday afternoon (April 17).

Photo courtesy of Plainridge Park 
Elliesjet N captures the featured event at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Stylish Beachwhere (Ron Cushing) smoked off the gate and took the girls through a :26.4 opening panel. During that span, Elliesjet N (Greg Merton) languished a parked third for an eighth before finding her gear and overtaking just past that first station.

From there she proceeded to call all the shots.

Merton slowed the half to :55.3 and the three quarters to 1:24.3 and enjoyed a comfortable lead around the final bend. Coming down the lane Stylish Beachwhere, Ask Queenie (Shawn Gray) and Happy Heart (Chris Long) all made strongs bid to collar the leader but Elliesjet N was not to be caught and was a wrapped-up, two-length winner in 1:53.2.

Owned by the Foulk Stables Inc. and trained by Lance Hudson, Elliesjet N ($2.60) posted her fifth 2018 victory in only nine starts and has bankrolled $30,100 for her efforts.

Greg Merton scored a driving triple on the card to lead all reinsmen for the day.

Racing resumes on Thursday at Plainridge Park with the first race post time of 4 p.m.

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