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Northmedo Mission, Get The Cash win Ohio SS

July 10, 2018

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On a perfect summer night for racing that saw Aaron Merriman win eight races, the 2017 Driver of the Year guided 4-1 Northmedo Mission to victory in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings.
Trained by Mike Medors for the Northmedo Stable of Painesville, Ohio, the Manofmanymissions gelding was timed in 1:55 for the one mile contest.  The homebred gelding had sat patiently through fractions of :27.3, :57 and 1:25.4 behind the pace-setting Pass The Vape before bursting from the pack of trotters to prevail with a :29 late brush.
Northmedo Mission finished confidently 2 ½ lengths ahead of 3-5 Pass The Vape (Derek Watiker) with 25-1 longshot Dontforgetmaster (Danny Noble) third, four lengths back.
Northmedo Mission pushed his seasonal earnings to $62,800 and his career earnings to $74,028, and now has eight wins, two seconds and a pair of thirds in 21 lifetime starts.
The second OSS division saw 2-1 Get The Cash and driver Greg Grismore score in 1:54.4 by a 5 ½-length margin over 9-2 rival Uncle Buck (Aaron Merriman), after 1-2 favorite Mission Accepted make an uncharacteristic break behind the Northfield starting gate.
Trained and co-owned by Kelly O’Donnell for Mark Maynard of Fairview Park, Ohio and Joe Palatas of Hudson, Ohio, the son of Cash Hall grabbed the lead away from Uncle Buck after a :28.3 first panel, trotting through fractions of :58 and 1:26 before unleashing a :28.2 late kick to notch his fifth victory of 2018 in seven starts.  Longshot (40-1) Dance Withsomebody and driver Robin Miller finished third.
Get The Cash upped his seasonal earnings to $62,100 and career earnings to $98,340.  Lifetime, he’s amassed seven wins in 15 career starts.  Bred by Walnut Hall, Get The Cash is the fifth of seven foals out of the unraced Tom Ridge mare Chatterly Hall. (Ohio Sires Stakes)
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