Day At The Track


01:34 AM 14 Dec 2005 NZDT
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Tim Tetrick
Tim Tetrick - scored his 2,000th career win at Balmoral
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Illinois bred freshman colt and gelding pacers go postward in Wednesday evening’s (December 14) sixth and ninth races, a pair of $5,500 Incredible Finale Series divisions.

Dr Lon heads up the sixth race, first division of nine starters. The Incredible Finale gelding is fresh off a 1:56.2 victory at Balmoral Park with Tim Tetrick at the lines for trainer Roger Welch, who co-owns the youngster with Gordon Wright of Michigan. He’ll leave from the rail at odds of 5-2.

Another youngster with very solid credentials is Fox Valley Appeal, who has the nine-hole with driver Andy Miller in the sulky at 7-2. This son of Sportsmaster is trained by Richard Schrock and has a three wins, two seconds and a third in only six career starts. He’s won his last two convincingly both here at Maywood and at Balmoral and should be in line for a good trip despite the second tier.

Rivals in this first division include Forever Mack (6-1, Ross Leonard), Richeslittledevil (5-1, Sam Widger), Tonight At Ten (10-1, Jason Dillander), Deuteronomy (20-1, Brent Holland), Greg Bishop (4-1, Mike Oosting), Risky War (20-1, Dale Hiteman) and Kid Kinsdale (15-1, Ron Marsh).

The ninth race, second division has eight contestants, and favorite (2-1) Buddy Brown gets the rail for driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Charles Von Knoblauch, who conditions the altered son of Sportsmaster for his father Harry. Buddy Brown will be looking for his third consecutive victory in his 14th career start and has three wins to his credit already with a pair of thirds.

Trying to stop Buddy Brown in his quest for victory will be second choice (7-2) Buckhorn Fighter, who leaves from the rail for driver Ron Marsh. The gelded son of Fighting Major won here on November 28 in 1:58 impressively.

The six other rivals in this division include: Father Chris (4-1, Mike Oosting), Sunbeam Boy (5-1, Sam Widger), Leadmetothetruth (8-1, Dale Hiteman), Dunbar (15-1, John Roberts), Zeesfasthands (10-1, Andy Miller), Ohmysportyhotspur (12-1, Brent Holland).

The Incredible Series is for 2 and 3-Year-Old pacers who are non-winners of two races or $5,000 lifetime as of November 1, 2005.

The $10,000 (estimated) Finals for each of the four divisions will be raced the third week of this month: December 20 (2-Year-Old fillies-Balmoral), December 21 (3-Year-Old fillies-Maywood), December 22 (2-Year-Old colts-Balmoral) and December 23 (3-Year-Old colts-Maywood).

Courtesy Of Mike Paradise, Publicity Director, Maywood Park

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