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Put On A Show, Anndrovette win qualifiers

February 23, 2012

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The 5-year-old pacing mare Put On A Show won her second qualifier of the season at the Meadowlands Thursday morning in preparation for her 2012 debut in the Overbid Series. The Overbid Series gets underway March 2 at the Meadowlands.
With Brian Sears up behind her for just the second time (he won the Tarport Hap with her in 2010), Put On A Show cruised to a 1:52.2 score. Although she was only a neck in front of runner-up Chancey Lady at the finish line, Sears only shook the lines at the mare as they covered the last few yards.
Tim Tetrick had been Put On A Show's regular driver, but trainer Chris Ryder went to Sears because Tetrick also has been the regular reinsman for Anndrovette, who will also be competing in the Overbid. Anndrovette won a qualifier a couple of races later on Thursday, scoring in 1:54.

Put On A Show was making just her second appearance in the last 15 months. The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover, who was overwhelmingly voted the 3-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year in 2010, had her 4-year-old season derailed before it even got underway last March when surgery was required to remove a chip in her right front knee. Despite successful surgery it was decided by owners Richard and Joanne Young and Craig Henderson and Ryder to keep Put On A Show on the sidelines and wait until 2012 for her return.

Put On A Show won 12 of 16 starts as a 3 year old on her way to Dan Patch Award honors, with her victories including the Breeders Crown final, the Valley Forge, the Simcoe, the Nadia Lobell and New Jersey Sire Stakes final. Her career earnings stand at $1,893,475, the most ever amassed by a filly pacer at age two and three. (harnessracing.com) 

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