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RACE 2 - Meadowlands - NJ - July 25, 2014 
Conditions: PETER HAUGHTON MEMORIAL- ELIMINATION 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings   
Gait: Trot     Purse: $20,000     Class: PHaughtonM     Distance: 1 Mile   Track Cond: FAST
Sta Häst Kön Kusk Tränare Rek Intj Far Mor Morfar Auk,Pris
1  CENTURION ATM H2  Åke Svanstedt  Åke Svanstedt 15,0  19 614  SJ'S CAVIAR  ENS TAG SESSION  TAGLIABUE 100 000
2  BROKEN RECORD H2  Ray Schnittker  Ray Schnittker 14,7  21 690  MUSCLES YANKEE  MISS GARLAND  GARLAND LOBELL 27 000
4  SPECIAL ACTION H2  Yannick Gingras  Jimmy W Takter 13,1  26 217  YANKEE GLIDE  SPECIAL APPEAL  CANTAB HALL  
5  THE BANK H2  Johnny Takter  Jimmy W Takter 12,5  18 098  DONATO HANOVER  LANTERN KRONOS  VIKING KRONOS  
6  AMICUS H2  Mike Lachance  Åke Svanstedt -  2 370  DONATO HANOVER  SOUTHWIND AMIGA  CHOCOLATIER 20 000
7  CRUZADO DELA NOCHE H2  David Miller  Nancy Johansson - 4 866  MUSCLE MASSIVE  ALIDADE  CREDIT WINNER 28 000
8  GIFTED WAY H2  Scott Zeron  Tony Alagna 13,1  15 728  CANTAB HALL  RARE GIFT  MUSCLES YANKEE 170 000
9  UNCLE LASSE H2  Ron Pierce  Jimmy W Takter 12,7  21 368  DONATO HANOVER  SOLVEIG  YANKEE GLIDE  
10  TRUE BLUE STRIDE H2  Tim Tetrick  Mark Harder -  17 750  MUSCLE HILL  SABRINA HALL  GARLAND LOBELL 160 000
1. Centurion ATM 1:54.2 (42)
2. Uncle Lasse 1:55.0 (12)
3. Cruzado Dela Noche 1:55.2 (42)
4. Gifted Way 1:55.2 (12)
5. Ss Poseidon 1:55.3 (593)
Opl: Special Action 1:55.4 (12), Amicus 1:56.1 (42), Broken Record 1:56.4 (342),
True Blue Stride 2:00.4g (81), The Bank 2:01.0g (12)
1st Centurion Atm  (2, H   SJ`s Caviar - Ens Tag Session - Tagliabue)
    Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Courant A B - SD, Knutsson Trotting Inc - FL
    Breeder(s):  Eliezer Solomon - MD 
2nd Uncle Lasse  (2, H   Donato Hanover - Solveig - Yankee Glide)
    Registered Owner(s):  Solveig`s Racing Partners - NJ
    Breeder(s):  Solveig`s Breeders - NJ 
3rd Cruzado Dela Noche  (2, H   Muscle Massive - Alidade - Credit Winner)
    Registered Owner(s):  Courant A B - SD
    Breeder(s):  Hanover Shoe Farms Inc - PA

Centurion ATM was the 1:54.2 winner here for trainer driver Ake Svanstedt
Centurion ATM wins Peter Haughton elim
Friday night (July 25) at the Meadowlands featured the eliminations for the top freshman trotting stakes of the 2014 Championship Meet, the Peter Haughton Memorial colt stake and the Merrie Annabelle for the fairer sex.

The Peter Haughton required a single elimination of ten colts after three of the top seasonal earners accepted a bye into next week’s $355,500 final. The first seven in the official order of finish would move on.

Centurion ATM was the 1:54.2 winner here for trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt. The SJ's Caviar-ENS Tag Session colt settled in fourth early as his stablemate Amicus and The Bank took turns on the lead through early splits of :28.2 and :57.2.

Svanstedt steered Centurion ATM over into the passing lane as the field trotted around the final bend and as he headed The Bank, that one went offstride, leaving the winner to an open length lead.

At the wire it was Centurion ATM trotting home in :28 to be clear by 3-1/2 lengths over Uncle Lasse with Cruzado Dela Noche third. The winner is co-owned by European interests Courant AB and Knutsson Trotting.

Trainer/driver Svanstedt has had a clear impact on the scene this summer, his first in the United States after moving his entire operation from Sweden. With his experience in Europe primarily training older horses, Svanstedt has adjusted quickly to the American emphasis on early speed and clearly will be a player throughout the stakes season.

The eliminated horses were The Bank, Broken Record and True Blue Stride. Joining the qualifiers for next Saturday’s Hambletonian Day final will be Canepa Hanover, Guess Whos Back and Honor And Serve.

Lock Down Lindy won the first of two Merrie Annabelle eliminations
Two-year-old trotting fillies also faced off in two eliminations for the Merrie Annabelle this evening with the top five finishers advancing to the final.

In the first elimination, Lock Down Lindy swept by in the stretch off a perfect second over trip to prevail for driver Scott Zeron.

Lilu Hanover (Johnny Takter) and stablemate Smexi (Yannick Gingras) traded turns on top early on before Gatka Hanover (Matt Kakaley) brushed wide and swept to the lead just past the :29.2 first quarter mark. 'Gatka' trotted on to the half in :58.1 and three-quarters in 1:26.4 while Wordie Hanover (Corey Callahan) began to advance first over from fifth. Zeron and Lock Down Lindy followed 'Wordie's cover and kicked home in :27.1 to collar the leading Gatka Hanover in the stretch for the half-length victory in 1:55 flat. Love Me Madly slipped up the pylons to grab third-place honours while Lilu Hanover and Wordie Hanover rounded out the top five finishers.

"She just has the will to win," noted winning trainer Tony Alagna. "She really likes to track down horses. She's sensible and we've just been very happy with her all the way through."

The Lucky Chucky-Love Lockdown filly is owned by Mystical Marker Farms of Dyer, Indiana, Crawford Partners of Syracuse, New York, Joe Sbrocco of Brecksville, Ohio and In The Gym Partners of Staten Island, New York. Purchased for $40,000 at the Lexington Select Sale as a yearling, she was third in her New York Sire Stakes debut at Vernon Downs before scoring a maiden-breaking victory last Friday at The Big M in a two-year-old race.

"I think he [sire Lucky Chucky] is going to be okay," said Alagna when asked about her sire's first crop of offspring. "He had a couple of Sire Stakes winners tonight at Yonkers. This filly, we've been very high on all winter. I remember last year people said Muscle Hill wasn't going to be a sire in July and I think he's proven them all wrong now and I think this horse will follow the same pattern."

Alagna also shared an update on his stable star Captaintreacherous, who finished third in the William Haughton Memorial on July 12 and will race in Saturday's Free-For-All.

The wickedly fast Mission Brief won the second elim
"I was extremely happy with his race last week," said Alagna. "He never really got much of a break, he got a little bit of a third quarter breather, but had a horse pressuring him the whole way. He had a great week and I look for a good race for him tomorrow and on Hambo day."

Mission Brief lowered the two-year-old filly track record with a dominant 1:53.2 triumph in the second elimination for driver Yannick Gingras.

She shaved one-fifth of a second off the record, which she had matched with a 13-plus length victory in the New Jersey Sire Stakes Final on July 12. Shake It Cerry originally set the record last year in the Merrie Annabelle final.

Mission Brief cleared to command at the :28.1 first quarter and never looked back. She led the way past the half in :56.4 and three-quarters in 1:25.4 before turning for home with no real threats in sight. She was a wrapped up five and a half length winner. Jolene Jolene (David Miller) came on for second and Onda Di Mare (Tim Tetrick) finished third. Pocket-sitter Flirting Filly (Ron Pierce) finished fourth, but was disqualified as the judges ruled she left the course, gaining an unfair advantage while going inside four pylons. Livininthefastlane (Brian Sears) and Flirting Filly's stablemate Sarcy (Johnny Takter) moved into fourth and fifth, respectively, to advance to the final.

"She was much more relaxed tonight," noted Gingras after the race. "Even in the post parade she let me jog her around there slowly and I was very happy with that obviously. In the race, we went :28 to the quarter, but she was rateable tonight. Last week she was kind of loose, but they've done a good job with her trying to calm her down and she's getting better and better...She's figuring things out and I'm figuring her out."

A $150,000 Lexington Select Sale purchase, Mission Brief is sired by Muscle Hill and out of Southwind Serena, who provided Gingras with his first Breeders Crown in 2007.

"Southwind Serena gave me a great thrill, but she was nothing like this filly," said Gingras. "She beat Pampered Princess with a perfect trip. She was a big, strong mare, just her attitude was left to be desired, but this filly has it all. She's got tremendous speed and she's got a good attitude."

Classic Martine was a courageous winner in 1:51.2

The twelfth race was the $20,000 second leg of the Ima Lula series for mare trotters aged four years and Classic Martine was a courageous winner in 1:51.2. Bee A Magician asserted herself from rail position and insisted on the lead early for Brian Sears, forcing leavers NF Happenstance and Classic Martine to take a tuck toward the 26.4 quarter. Sears was able to give his charge a nice breather in the middle half as Tim Tetrick moved Classic Martine to the outside for a long, uncovered grind.

When the two met in mid-stretch, it was Classic Martine with more and she edged clear late, tacking a 26.4 final quarter on the mile, which was a mere fifth of a second from Bee A Magician's world record of a fortnight ago. The winner has now won six of eight starts for earnings of $195,732 and has the five-eighths mile world record of 1:51.2 on her resume this season. She is trained in the Chris Oakes stable for Hauser Bros Racing, Susan Oakes, Conrad Zurich and Ed Gold.

Ron Burke trains Mission Brief, who is now three-for-four in her career, for his Burke Racing Stable of Fredericktown, Pennsylvania, Our Horse Cents Stables of Clifton Park, New York, J And T Silva Stables of Long Beach, New York and Weaver Bruscemi of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Big mile for Royal Ice

Royal Ice to be an instant Hambletonian contender?
The night began with the well-bred 3-year-old trotting colt Royal Ice taking advantage of an absolutely delightful evening to break his maiden in a dazzling 1:51.3. Only Hollywood Heyden might be able to intelligently address the topic, but it’s fairly safe to say that was the fastest any trotter has ever left the maiden ranks.

The meet’s leading driver Yannick Gingras was aboard for the first time on the son of Muscle Hill-The Ice Queen and he just went to the front and improved his position to an eventual eight length victory. Trond Smedshammer trains the colt (who may have just become an instant Hambletonian contender) for Marc Goldberg.

Racing Under Saddle to Stephanie Werder

An added bonus after race two was the second leg of the Racing Under Saddle series with seven trotters facing starter Danny Dale for a $10,000 purse. Stephanie Werder came from her native Sweden to compete in the series, which culminates with a $28,000 final next Friday and she rode her mount O U Gus to a 1:59.4 win.

Werder sat just behind the lead of Chinese Cuisine and Tina Duer and was patient when one of last week’s winners, Flowing James and Tara Hynes, moved swiftly toward the lead and sat quietly until an opening appeared mid-stretch for the win. Flowing James held second while Bambino Hall and Stephanie Jacobs rallied to be third.
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