Martz time wins blanket finish at Miami Valley
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Both Martz Time and Penn left alertly from outside post positions with Martz Time turning Penn loose just after the first quarter. Penn set the remaining fractions until Martz Time found a seam in mid-stretch and ultimately narrowly prevailed after the cavalry charge to the wire. Atlas Peak sat fifth until moving second over in the outer flow nearing the three-quarters station, then swung four-wide for the stretch drive.
Walter Haynes Jr. trains Martz Time for owners John McGill and Brian Carsey. The seven-year-old Indiana-sired squaregaiter now has 31 wins and has banked $376,981 in his career. (Miami Valley)