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TRAINERS DOUBLE UP IN BIG M’S KINDERGARTEN

Friday, September 15, 2017

Trainers Jimmy Takter, Nifty Norman and Jim Campbell all recorded training doubles as the fourth leg of the Kindergarten Classic saw 2-year-olds of all sexes and gait compete in 10 of the 11 races on the Meadowlands Friday program.
Takter scored with a pair of filly trotters: Dab Hanover ($5.00 to win) in the third race and Basquiat ($7.00) in the seventh.
Dab Hanover worked out a pocket trip for driver Marcus Johansson on the way to a half-length win over even-money choice Seviyorum in 1:53.4, while Basquiat, with Takter in the bike, made the lead at the half before holding off Piranha Fury by a head in 1:55.
Jim Campbell won a pair of colt trots, the first with favorite Patent Leather ($3.40) in the second, who scored powerfully by 2¼ lengths over Lindy’s Big Bang in 1:56.2 with Yannick Gingras driving. His other winner was Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship winner Fashionwoodchopper ($4.80), who upped his win streak to three after defeating Chucky De Vie by 2½ lengths in 1:56.1 with David Miller in the bike.
Norman hit with a gelding pacer, Points North ($5.00) in the sixth, and a filly pacer, Reign On Me ($6.60) in the eighth.
After starting the year 0-for-4, Points North notched his third straight win with Andrew McCarthy driving. The son of Somebeachsomewhere went wire-to-wire and held off the late-charging Surfing Tide by a half-length in 1:52.
Reign On Me also led gate to wire, holding off Solitary by a neck in 1:52.4 with Gingras calling the shots.
A LITTLE MORE: Tim Tetrick and Gingras each won twice on the program. … All-source handle on the 11-race card totaled $1,579,880. … Racing resumes Saturday night at 7:15 p.m.

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