Manofmanymissions, Chapter Seven win Dancers
July 17, 2011
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Manofmanymissions, 13-1 in his upset world-record victory in last October's Breeders Crown final, scored a 13-1 upset Saturday night at the Meadowlands in the first of two $166,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial 3-Year-Old Colt Trot divisions. The second split went to Chapter Seven, making his first start of the 2011 season.
Manofmanymissions was driven by Andy Miller, who rallied the son of Yankee Glide home down the stretch to gain the victory, his second of the year in four starts. Broad Bahn and driver George Brennan finished second, with favorite Dejarmbro and trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer third.
In the race, reigning divisional champ Pastor Stephen took the early lead for driver Ron Pierce after leaving from the outside post eight. As Smedshammer brushed Dejarmbro to the front down the backstetch, Brennan came out of the two hole and secured the front ahead of Pastor Stephen before then relinquishing control to Dejarmbro. But Dejarmbro ran out of gas in deep stretch as Miller urged Manofmanymissions from behind to the victory.
Trained by Erv Miller, Manofmanymissions is a 3-year-old son of Yankee Glide owned by the Manofmanymissions Stable, Mystical Marker Farms and M. Biasuzzi Stable.
Chapter Seven came flying late to edge Big Rigs in the second Dancer split in 1:53.1. Mike Lachance was in the bike behind Chapter Seven as the son of Windsong's Legacy was making his sophomore debut. Tim Tetrick was in the sulky behind Big Rigs, while the David Miller-driven Big Sky Storm finished third.
Trained by Linda Toscano, Chapter Seven won seven of eight races last year, wrapping up his freshman campaign with a Matron score. After a third and first in his two qualifiers at the Big M, Chapter Seven came out of the box ready to go. Gutnick, Cocco, Silva and Southwind Farm share ownership of the winner.