One of harness racing's best bets just got a lot better as the $.50 cent Pick 5 at the Meadowlands will feature a carryover of $19,974.41 into the Friday Program. This is the third time this season the Pick 5 has not had a successful winning ticket containing all five winners.
A pair of 30-1 longshots in the second round of the Charles Singer Memorial Trot were the cause of the Pick 5 Carryover. In the first division, No Less Than Magic with Pat Lachance at the lines worked out a smart cover trip and wore down Where To Hanover in the stretch, paying $62.80 to win. Both favorites, Sequin Hanover and Windsun Galliano went offstride in the mile.
The second division featured an upset to the tune of a $69.00 winner in the form of Volare De Vie. Favored Real Babe never saw the pylons throughout the mile and just got tired in the stretch, while second choice Helios made a break nearing the top of the stretch. These results not only setup the pick five carryover, but a very interesting Charles Singer Final on next Saturday.
The Yannick Gingras and Ron Burke show continued Thursday night as the dynamic duo teamed up for three wins, all in the Winter Survivor Series as Boiler Bob The QB, Killer Quakes and Oil Magnet all scored. Gingras will have a tough choice in the Final of the Survivor Series as Ron Burke will have a very strong handle.
Post time for the Friday program is 7:15 P.M. That card features the first round of the Junior Trendsetter Series, which was cancelled due to the blizzard last Friday and the $19,974 Pick 5 Carryover which kicks off the card in race one. (Meadowlands)