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PROLIFIC PAIR HIT GRAND SLAM AT BIG M

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Driver William Mann and trainer Al Annunziata teamed up to win the featured $17,500 Dash For The “G” Notes Final at the Meadowlands Saturday night, and then for good measure, the duo added three more victories on the card.
Iyq Yqr (Think Elmer Fudd saying “I wike you wike you are”) followed up his 1:50.3 score in last week’s preliminary with a dominant win in the final in the same exact time. Iyq Yqr, who paid $3.00 to win as the 1-2 public choice, grabbed the lead at the half and sailed home as much the best from there, finishing 1¾ lengths in front of stablemate RU Ready To Rock.
But the team was far from done.
Mann and Annunziata scored their second win in the $15,000 co-featured conditioned pace with Chevals Clivesdale ($14.00, 1:50.1), who was nothing short of airborne through the stretch, pacing home in an electric :25.3 to get up by 1¼ lengths over Super Imposed N.
Before the dust settled, the dynamic duo added victories with Our Els Dream N ($29.40, 1:51.1) and Rock To Glory ($10.40, 1:51.1).
A LITTLE MORE: Sicily, a 5-year-old gelded son of Art Major from the Wayne Givens barn, rocked the clock to the tune of a 1:48.2 score in the seventh race conditioned pace. In lowering his previous lifetime best by two and two-fifths seconds, he returned $17.80 to his backers for driver Montrell Teague. … All-source handle on the 12-race card totaled $1,530,328. … Thoroughbred racing returns to the Meadowlands Friday, September 22 with a first race post time of 7 p.m. During September, the thoroughbreds will also race on the 23rd, 29th and 30th. In addition, they will race every Saturday during October. … Harness racing comes back on Saturday, November 4 and every Saturday during November. Post time is 7:15 p.m.

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