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Up The Credit atones in Pace consolation

July 17, 2011
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In midstretch it appeared Up The Credit may not quite get there, but driver Brian Sears was able to rally the 3-year-old son of Western Terror deep in the lane to win the $100,000 Meadowlands Pace consolation in 1:50 on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The winner of last month's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack, Up The Credit finished eighth in his Meadowlands Pace elim and did not advance to the $1 million final that was contested earlier on the program.
 
Subbing for regular driver Jody Jamieson, who remained at his home base of Mohawk Saturday night, Sears got away sixth with the odds-on 1-2 favorite in the seven-horse field. Sears worked his way into third-over position around the final turn and swung wide as the field straightened out for the charge to the wire.
 
With a sudden surge nearing the wire, Up The Credit was able to rally to the victory. High Noon and Ron Pierce finished second, with Wind Me Up and Montrell Teague third.
 
Trainer Carl Jamieson shares ownership of Up The Credit with Tom Kyron, Brian Paquet and Joanne Morrison. The win was his sixth of the year in eight starts, increasing his career earnings to $949,300.
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