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Sevruga upsets in Cashman Memorial in 1:50.4

August 03, 2013
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Sevruga, sent off at odds of 9-1, upset the field in the $318,350 John Cashman Jr. Memorial for free-for-all trotters August 3, tripping the timer in 1:50.4. Driven by Andy Miller, the son of SJ’s Caviar brushed to the lead early and held on as Mister Herbie closed late to finish second. Uncle Peter crossed the wire third.
 
Trained by Julie Miller, Sevruga had hit the board in 14 of 15 seasonal starts entering the race, including a narrow win in the Cutler Memorial final in May. Saturday, Miller placed the gelding on the front and never relinquished through fractions of :27, :54.1 and 1:22.2. Mister Herbie, back in the pack turning for home, unleashed his patented late kick to reel in the leader. But Jody Jameson had to settle for second. Market Share was not a factor late in the mile.
 
Bred by White Birch Farm and owned by KDM Stables, Sevruga pushed his career earnings to more than $800,000. He has earned more than $400,000 this season for his connections. The winning time was one-fifth slower than his lifetime best, established two starts back.
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