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Carter In Motion scores Apaches Fame final in record time

March 21, 2008

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Carter In Motion picked a perfect time to notch his first victory of the campaign and, in the process, established a stakes record of 1:52.2 in winning the $47,000 Apaches Fame Series Final Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack.

The clocking lowered the previous series’ record of 1:53 which was set by Putnam Romeo in the 2005 edition.

The three-year-old gelded son of Camotion - Armbro Affinity entered Friday’s race off a solid third-place finish in the second leg of the series when he rallied from eighth at the three-quarters to miss by just over three lengths.

That prep seemed to set him up perfectly for the final as driver Paul MacDonell eased him away from the gate and watched as preliminary winners Bigmizndrstnding and Nanuets Z Tam battle through a brisk first panel of :26.2.

Nanuets Z Tam eventually worked his way to the lead and rolled the field past the half in :54.4 before facing pressure from Carter In Motion who started his bid just before the quarter. The top pair hooked up in the third quarter and were heads apart at the three-quarter pole in 1:24.

As the field turned for home, Carter In Motion began to bear down and drew clear of Nanuets Z Tam with Bigmizndrstnding edging clear in third for the stretch drive.

Carter In Motion was able to sustain his drive and held Bigmizndrstnding at bay by a half length at the finish. It was another three lengths back to Nanuets Z Tam who held on for the show spot. The winner returned $11.00 for the victory.

It was just the second career win for Carter In Motion who is trained by Scott Barr for owner Tony Aarts of Putnam, Ontario. His career bankroll now sits at just over $40,000. (WEG)

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