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SWEET WIN FOR SAN DOMINO A IN BIG M FEATURE

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Driver Pat Berry let the race come to him, and his patience and decision-making led to San Domino A winning the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands, the Preferred for pacers.
Berry, who won his 4,000th career race at the Big M last week, had San Domino A racing in sixth to the quarter as the speedy Wheels On Fire was cutting out tepid fractions of :28.1 and :56.4. But Wheels On Fire – the 5-1 second choice – was not at his best, bearing away from the rail at the half while causing a bit of a traffic jam on the way to a fourth-place finish.
Things did not go swimmingly for 4-5 favorite Franco Totem N, either. He never saw the rail, racing first-over to the stretch before weakening and finishing seventh in the field of nine.
San Domino A, who scored at the Big M on Nov. 30 before a Yonkers win Dec. 14, was in a live flow racing third-over, and when second-over Endeavor went around a tiring Franco Totem N, San Domino A moved with that one, racing second-over in a three-wide flow around the far turn.
The Andrew Harris trainee then powered by Endeavor in mid-stretch on the way to a three-quarter-length win in 1:51.3 to record a third straight score. Endeavor held second, with Lyons Steel rallying for third.
 A 6-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere-Reggae Miss, San Domino A paid $16.80 as the fourth choice in the wagering. He’s won eight-of-22 starts this year, and lifetime, has 20 wins from 64 attempts and earnings of $209,588 for owners Joe P Racing and Oldford Racing.
A LITTLE MORE: For the second consecutive Saturday, there was only one winning ticket sold in the 50-cent Pick-5. The combination of 6-10-2-5-2 returned $29,478. … Favorites took it on the chin, winning only twice on the card. … Leading driver Dexter Dunn had four winners on the card, upping his Fall Meet total to 47. … Yannick Gingras guided 10 to victory lane over the course of the three-day race week and now has 42 wins. … All-source handle totaled $2,416,400 on the 14-race card. … Racing resumes Thursday at 7:15 p.m. … The Big M will be closed for simulcasting on Dec. 22, 24, 25 and 29. … The FanDuel Sportsbook will be open on Dec. 24 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and closed on Dec. 25.

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