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Thong Song strings together two straight in \'09

January 16, 2009

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Thong Song made a huge rally down the stretch to win the second of three $12,500 White Ruffles divisions on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.

With Andy Miller in the sulky, Thong Song scored her second straight win of 2009 in 1:54.1. JK Reunited was 2 1/2 lengths back in second, while EQ Three was another 2 1/2 lengths behind in third. Thong Song paid $4.20, $3.20, and $2.60.

Erv Miller trains the 4-year-old mare by Art Major-Armbro Thavage. Thong Song has now boosted her earnings to more than $40,000 for owners Riverview Farms, Michael Sofer, John Fodera, and RAW Equine.

Orphan Annie also made it two in a row when she took the first division of the White Ruffles. Yannick Gingras popped the pocket, moved three wide at the top of the stretch and took control to win in 1:55.4. Orphan Annie is trained by Ronnie Burke and owned by Frank Baldachino.

A Patchy Frost took the lead at the half and was met with a late rally by Lightning Treasure down the stretch for a dead heat in the last division of the White Ruffles in 1:54.1. With Cat Manzi in tow, A Patchy Frost paid $5.80, $4.80, and $3.60. A Patchy Frost is trained by Homer Hochestetler and is owned by James Henry Springer. Lightning Treasure and Ron Pierce paid $6.60, $6.00, and $3.60. Lightning Treasure is trained by Anthony Mannino and owned by the Lightning Stable.

The $50,000 (est.) White Ruffles final is Thursday, January 22. (Meadowlands)

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