It's Deja Vu again for NF Happenstance

12:34 PM 15 May 2014 NZST
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NF Happenstance wins again at Harrington
Photo by Fotowon

HARRINGTON, Del. - James Moore III's NF Happenstance ($2.60, Jack Parker Jr.) survived a contentious early pace battle to prevail in the $17,000 Open Trot in 1:54.3 at Harrington Raceway Wednesday.

As the only mare in a compact field of five, the 4-year-old SJ's Caviar daughter fought through a 27.3 second opening quarter to gain the lead from Spunky Jack while Awsome Valley was parked on the outside. NF Happenstance kept Awsome Valley parked throughout fractions of 55.2 and 1:24.4 before drawing clear for an open length win. A game Awsome Valley held second over Traverse Seelster.

It was the second straight win for NF Happenstance, who reset the track record for 4-year-old trotting mares last week, and set a national season's mark for trotters on a half-mile track in the process.

Tony Morgan and Ross Wolfenden each had three winners on the program. Allan Davis and Vince Copeland each had two.

by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

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