Higher And Higher springs Overbid upset
March 09, 2012
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Higher And Higher sprinted from far back to win the $40,000 second round of the Overbid Series for pacing mares on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
Seventh in the early going, Higher And Higher worked out a third-over trip and stormed home to take the fourth race feature by 1 1/2 lengths in 1:52.1. Tea Party Princess bull rushed to the lead before the half and held on for second, while Put On A Show was a locked-in third. Higher And Higher returned a $25 win mutuel with driver-trainer Daryl Bier in the sulky.
The 5-year-old daughter of Western Terror improved her record to five wins in seven starts this season for Bier and co-owners Glenn Del Russo and Charles Dombeck. Bier and his partners purchased the mare for $150,000 through an online auction in Oct. 2010. She earned $326,365 and took a mark of 1:49.4 in 2011. Lifetime, Higher And Higher has now won 23 of 53 starts and $854,275.
The $101,750 Overbid final is one of four stakes finals to be contested next week at the Meadowlands. The Overbid shares the bill with the $78,400 Four Leaf Clover on Saturday, March 17. The $82,000 Horse & Groom and $37,000 Syrinx Hanover for trotters are featured Friday, March 16. (Meadowlands)