A pair of longshots prevailed in second round Survivor Series action for $5000 claiming mares at Miami Valley on Monday afternoon. The top five finishers from each $7500 split will return in two weeks for a $15,000 championship final on February 27.
Togetherforever scored in the first elimination in 1:56, returning $35.40 to his $2 supporters. Mike Oosting guided the 6-year-old Duneside Perch lass for owner Tina Seekman and trainer Joe Seekman. Endeavors Ladyluck (Jeremy Smith) finished second, Elm Grove Joanette (Kayne Kauffman) third, Wrong Girl (Ken Holliday) fourth and Certitude (Trace Tetrick) secured the final automatic advance ticket with a fifth place finish.
Well Wishers (Simon Allard) upset in the second split, paying $17.00 for her identical 1:56 triumph. Next to cross the finish beam were My Hare Lady (Jason Brewer), My Marisa Clair (Jeremy Smith), Ms Memphis Bird (Mike Oosting) and Crucial Moment (Trace Tetrick). Randal Smith trains Well Wishers, a 4-year-old Western Terror mare, for Jessica Smith.