Eurobond best in Plainridge feature trot
November 23, 2020
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Eurobond took a while to grab the lead but when he did, it was for good and it paid off handsomely for his connections as he won the $25,000 winners-over trot at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.
Eurobond (Bruce Ranger) chased Make It A Double (Matty Athearn) to the quarter in :27.3 before taking over the lead past that station and calling the shots from there. Eurobond trotted away, opening up a two-length lead at the half and extending it to three by three-quarters in 1:24.3, with the rest of the field in two rows experiencing futile pursuit. At the top of the stretch the leader had opened up by five but started to look vulnerable as Manny L (Shawn Gray) was flying late and making up considerable ground. But Eurobond found the wire first by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:55.4.
It was the fourth win of the year for Eurobond ($3.20) who has now earned $43,965 for owner Lindy Farms of Connecticut and Robert Rudolf. Domenico Cecere is the trainer.
Cecere and Ranger also teamed up to win the $18,000 conditioned undercard trot with Sweet Shirley Mae ($2.10) who led with fractions of :28.3, :58.1 and 1:27.2 before turning for home, opening up six lengths and winning in 1:56.2. Sweet Shirley Mae is owned by Moni Market Breeders.
Ranger also won with Brookroadgeorge (1:58.3, $9.20) and Gracie Under Fire (1:59.2, $16.00) on Monday to claim a driving grand slam on the card. (Standardbred Owners of Mass.)