Jim Morrill Jr absolutely brilliant - 7 wins

04:38 AM 18 Mar 2012 NZDT
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River Shark wins under a hold Jim Morrill, Jr.
River Shark wins under a hold - for Jim Morrill Jr crossing the finish line in 1:52.2.
Photo: Dave Oxford
Jim Morrill, Jr.

It was another impressive Saturday night (March 17) harness racing performance at Saratoga Casino and Raceway for driver Jim Morrill Jr. The outstanding reinsman put in a seven win performance last Saturday night and this week, followed it up with another six win evening.

Morrill piled up the victories late in the program and for the second consecutive week, won the $17,500 open pace with a Mark Ford trainee.

Ford, who had four winners on the Saturday card, trains classy pacer River Shark (Four Starzzz Shark) who overcame post eight to win the open in a sizzling 1:52.2.

River Shark's stablemates Gallant Yankee (Western Hanover), Badlands And Art (Badlands Hanover) and Home Again Dragon (Dragon Again) all secured victories on a beautiful spring-like evening in Saratoga Springs.

Morrill has built a strong lead atop the driver standings in the early going of the 2012 season at the Spa.

Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a matinee set to begin at 12:45pm.

by Mike SARDELLA

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