Lindy's Tru Grit (pictured) scored a minor upset in the $235,000 American National 3-Year-Old Colt Trot at odds of 11-1, stopping the timer in a new lifetime mark of 1:53.3 for driver Tim Tetrick. The 3-year-old son of Cantab Hall is trained by Frank Antonacci for the Lindy Racing Stable & Robert Rudolph.
The brown colt notched his fifth career victory in 14 starts and pushed his career earnings to $288,881. Lindy's Tru Grit returned $25.00 on a two dollar ticket.
Creatine (Mike Lachance) took the lead to the :27.3 first quarter before Spider Blue Chip took (Ron Pierce) over at the :55.2 half, with Rossini (Peter Wrenn) first over and Pine Credit (Marcus Miller) second over. Spider Blue Chip kept the lead to the 1:25 three-quarters with Pine Credit drawing even, before Lindy's Tru Grit shook loose and flew home to win easily for Tetrick by a length.
"There was a lot of speed early and the speed isn't holding up,” said winning driver Tim Tetrick. "My horse is fresh at a time in the season when a lot of horses have been racing hard and aren't fresh. I wanted to make sure my horse didn't run and tonight he was super solid.”
Creatine held on for second after getting locked in at the pylons and being taken to the far outside late in the stretch drive, while Lauderdale (David Miller) closed well to be third and EL Rocket (Yannick Gingras) got up late to be fourth. (Balmoral)