Huntsville wins Meadowlands Pace — but it wasn’t easy

Huntsville wins Meadowlands Pace — but it wasn’t easy

The $738,550 Meadowlands Tempo Final came right down to the twine and when the dust settled, it was once the 1-5 favourite Huntsville who was once successful Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

Skilled by means of Ray Schnittker and pushed to victory by way of Tim Tetrick, Huntsville scored the head victory over Downbytheseaside in 1:FORTY SEVEN 4/5. Vintage Professional was 3rd.

Tetrick secured the lead with Hunstville in advance of the part and despite some full of life fractions, used to be up to the mark turning for home. But within the stretch, Downbytheseaside, the 4-1 second selection, and Brian Sears challenged Huntsville and the pair dueled to the cord the place Hunstville hung on.

“I knew Downbytheseaside used to be going to offer me a run, he at all times does. My horse used to be drained past due, however he went a large heart part and saved pushing all the technique to the wire,” Tetrick stated.

Huntsville, who paid $2.40, gave Schnittker his 2nd win and Tetrick his fifth in a single of the Meadowlands’ signature occasions.

“i have been very lucky to have some nice horses and great shoppers that consider in my work,” Tetrick said. Tetrick has now moved into second in Pace victories in the back of Corridor of Famer John Campbell who has seven.

Huntsville, the Dan Patch 2-year-vintage colt pacer of 2016, now has 5 wins in seven starts this season.

The $1 million Hambletonian occurs in three weeks and Walner stamped himself as the one to overcome with a victory in the first division of the $159,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-12 months-antique trotters.

Walner (1-NINE), the Dan Patch award-profitable 2-yr-vintage colt trotter of 2016, scored the three ¼-length victory over Devious Guy in a stakes-record time of one:50 2/FIVE. Invoice’s Man was once 3rd.
Skilled by means of Linda Toscano and pushed by Tim Tetrick, Walner paid $2.20 to win.

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