Man's Treasure, Trouble take Singer splits
February 23, 2012
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Man's Treasure and Trouble captured the two $12,500 splits in second leg action of the Charles Singer Memorial Series Thursday night at the Meadowlands.
Man's Treasure, the betting favorite, was put on the lead by driver Tim Tetrick and won in 1:58.1. Don Niccum is training the 3-year-old gelding by SJ's Caviar for breeder-owner Bob Key. Last year Man's Treasure made just one start--a winning one--before his season was ended.
Trouble, a son of Conway Hall owned by the Andy Miller Stable Inc. and George Brennan, was placed third at the pylons by his owner--in this case, Miller. When Trouble had racing room in the homestretch Miller sent him on his way, but he had to dig in to edge the pacesetting Connie Lauxmont by a nose in 1:57.1.
Trouble has now won two legs of the Singer Series. He made the last start of his 2-year-old campaign last fall at The Red Mile where he finished fourth in a conditioned event. He prepped for his 2012 season with a qualifier at the Meadowlands on Dec. 30 and two subsequent qualifiers before making his first start on Feb. 2, which resulted in a second-place finish.