That was MCARACAS (McArdle-Smooth Latin N)
again dominating last weeks Diplomatic series
at Woodbine in :51.4 by over seven lengths
following a sensational last to first debut
in which he won by 4 lengths in :52.3 after
being 11 lengths off at the half mile pole.
This year’s Smooth Latin N edition MATTISTA
is by Royal Mattjesty.
McCardle’s biggest gun One More Laugh
(McArdle-Fancy Creek Funny) made it two for
two in his qualifiers at The Meadowlands tacking
on identical :25.4 final quarters in each.
One More Laugh, a winner of 1:49.3 at two
was the Pennsylvania freshman champion last
year and should be a major factor in the 3-year-old
stakes in 2010. One More Laugh is slated to
make his 2010 debut in the Max Hempt memorial
at Pocono Downs.
McArdle’s own McGIBSON (Armbro Althea)
was a fast closing 3rd in the in the $237,000
Blue Chip Matchmaker final at Yonkers.
Bookings remain available to McArdle at Lindwood
Farms in Pennsylvania
It was the Revenue filly QUITE POSSIBLE (Meadowbranch
Mary) the fastest of a trio of SCRANTON SERIES
events for 3-year-old trotting fillies winning
in 1:55.4 at Pocono.
And at Saratoga NUMISMATIC (Revenue-Shooting
Starlet) scored in a Battle of Saratoga event.
And in the Mr Muscleman, at The Meadowlands
R SAM (Revenue-Our Samantha) made it five
wins in his last six outings scoring easily
Revenue’s biggest gun BREAK THE BANK
K (Revenue-American Misty) one of the more
impressive 2-year-olds from last year has
come back like gangbusters for Trond Smedshammer
and should be set to qualify before too long.
It was a record handle in New Jersey on Derby
Day for the runners that is though nobody’s
talking about how we did at the harness tracks.
Reportedly there was a more than a minor
traffic jam exiting The Meadowlands in the
vicinity of 6:40PM some scant minutes after
the Derby was over.
Of course the harness post time at The Big
M is 7PM so obviously this crowd was not there
Of course TVG didn’t get around to
showing our first race until 8:14 to be exact
but that’s another matter.
Since the crowd is obviously there for the
Derby festivities one wonders if perhaps the
live harness card should start somewhere about
4PM and if the players already there can be
induced into wagering on something live.