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Big M features: 3YO Open Trot, NJSS for 2YOs

July 01, 2011

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Hambletonian prospect Charlie De Vie (above) delivered an impressive performance on a card that showcased young trotting and pacing talent Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Charlie De Vie defeated a field that included Manofmanymissions.
Driven by Tim Tetrick, Charlie De Vie [$6.80] crushed the field in the $25,000 Open Trot for 3-year-olds.  He took command before the half and cruised untested to a 3 3/4-length triumph over Fawkes in 1:54.2.  The favorite Manofmanymissions went offstride approaching the final turn and finished last.
Trainer Chris Ryder is pointing Charlie De Vie, the son of Yankee Glide-Knickers Hanover, for harness racing's greatest prize, the $1.5 million Hambletonian, on Saturday, August 6 at the Meadowlands. Charlie De Vie was a $90,000 yearling purchase at the Standarbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, PA by Joie De Vie Farm.
Blomkvist [$3.60] romped to a 10-length victory in one of two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The son of Muscles Yankee-Mallelujah cruised in 1:56.1 with Ron Pierce at the lines. The Jimmy Takter trainee is being pointed toward the $500,000 Peter Haughton Memorial on Saturday, August 6.
Blomkvist was a $50,000 yearling purchase at the Lexington-Selected Sale by Takter's wife, Christina, and partners John Fielding, Jim Fielding and Falkbolagen Ab.
Vic Smith rallied to victory in 1:57.3 for the team of Andy and Julie Miller in the first NJSS for trotting colts, which was contested as a non-wagering event prior to the start of the card.  The Millers co-own the son of Yankee Glide-Pj Naomi with Baron Racing Stable.  Vic Smith was a $30,000 yearling purchase at Lexington.
Three divisions of the NJSS for 2-year-old filly pacers were also contested on the Friday card.  Notreadytobenice [$3.60] breezed to a 1:55.1 clocking in the first division for driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Joe Holloway. The daughter of Western Ideal-Don't You Smile was a $65,000 yearling purchase at Lexington. She is owned by Val D'or Farms, Lst Stables, William De Van Jr. and Dreamland Farms.
Rockaround Sue [$4.20] rolled to a 1:54 mile on the lead under the guidance of Brian Sears in the second division. Tony Alagna trains and co-owns the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Promysquous Lady with the Uncirculated Stable and Alan Alber.  She went through the auction ring at Harrisburg and generated a final bid of $22,000.
I've Got A Feeling [$5.40] pounced off a perfect pocket trip to win the third division in 1:54.2 in rein to Sears.  W Springtime Stable and Shannon Brott bred and own the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Yankee Indy. Mark Harder trains I've Got A Feeling. (Meadowlands)
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