Tetrick wins four in a row at Meadowlands
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Tetrick then guided Hambletonian Oaks-eligible Sarcy to a win in the third race condition trot for Jimmy Takter. Tetrick quarter-moved his filly, stole a 29.3 third quarter and had enough left to last in the stretch as the 3/5 choice.
Real Drama would go on to make it three in a row for Tetrick as she scored in wire to wire fashion in the fourth race condition event for pacing mares and Watkins would score in the fifth race condition trot after making a backside brush to give Tetrick four consecutive wins on the program.
Tetrick appeared to have a fifth straight win in his sights with Lightning Storm who turned for home with an expanding lead, but he was gunned down by the classy Flyhawk El Durado who came from far back to nail Tetrick in the shadow of the wire.
The upper-level trot featured the class Master of Law, but he was seemingly left with too much ground to make up and could not catch World Cup who worked out a very good trip for Joe Bongiorno to score in 1:52.4. World Cup now has earnings of over $320,000 while earning the sixteenth victory in his career.
Total handle for the Friday program was $2,411,238, a 7-percent increase over the same racing night in 2014, despite one less race. Live handle also realized an increase.
The Saturday night program at The Meadowlands features four New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals for the three year olds, including Mission Brief in the three year old filly trot and Artspeak in the three year old colt pace. Those two stars headline the 13-race program. On the wagering menu, both Jackpot Super Hi-5 carryovers continued to grow. The fifth race carryover now stands at $136,118 while the last race carryover grew to $109,372. Saturday also features the ultra-popular Jerseyfest and the Food Truck Mash-up. Post time is 7:15 P.M. (Meadowlands)