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The Lindy Reserve inherits Haughton Memorial victory

August 07, 2010

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Pastor Stephen crossed the wire first in Saturday’s $500,000 Peter Haughton Memorial for freshman colts and geldings, but a disqualification resulted in 35-1 The Lindy Reserve getting the victory. Neal, driven by John Campbell, finished third and was placed second while favorite Leader Of The Gang raced fourth and was placed third.
After a recall in the first attempt, Pastor Stephen took the lead from the rail for Yannick Gingras. Charlie De Vie got away second from post four, followed by the undefeated Leader Of The Gang and Neal. The incident the led to Pastor Stephen’s disqualification to sixth place occurred on the backstretch as the Cantab Hall colt made a break on the lead and drifted off the pylons. The move impeded Mike Lachance and Charlie De Vie, who had pulled the pocket and eventually returned to the rail.
Leader Of The Gang would take control nearing the half (:56.3) and swept past three quarters in 1:25.3 with Pastor Stephen in tow and Neal ranging first up in third. In the stretch the favorite and Neal would slug it out for the lead, with Gingras finding room to move three-wide from the rail and surging to the wire. The Lindy Reserve, with a full head of steam for Tim Tetrick, closed late for second before the placing.
Bred and owned by the Lindy Racing Stable, it was the second victory in four starts for The Lindy Reserve. Frank Antonacci trains the SJ’s Caviar-Crown N Lindy colt, which established a new lifetime mark with the win. He returned boxcars, paying $72.60, $17.00 and $5.20.
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