Custers Last Stand paced home for his third straight win Monday in Northfield Park's 13th race. The 5 year old is owned by the Northfiled Park Wall of Famer Gerald Bookmyer of Sycamore, Ohio, and is trained by Pat Karcher. Jason Thompson has driven the gelding for all three of his most recent victories.
Custers Last Stand was fifth though a contested opening quarter of :27. Thompson pulled second-over and drafted through fractions of :56 and 1:26.1 before tipping off his cover at the top of the stretch, winning by three-quarters of a length and stopping the clock in 1:57.1.
Monday's triumph increased Custers Last Stand's (Stand Forever-Lady Al-Albert Albert) lifetime wins tally to 11 and his career earnings to $20,775. Despite two previous victories Custers Last Stand returned $36.40 to win. (Northfield Park)