Day At The Track

Northfield Park Monday feature recaps

02:47 AM 21 May 2013 NZST
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Classical Man Lislea Moran
Classical Man
Lislea Moran - Greg Grismore was the winning driver

Lislea Moran was first across the wire in the $6,000 Open Pace in Northfield Park's opening race on Monday, May 20, 2013.

Thomas O’Donnell of Berlin Center, Ohio owns the seven-year-old pacer. Trainer Andy Rickert called upon Northfield Park Wall of Famer, Greg Grismore, to drive the gelding. Lislea Moran (Lislea-L’etoile-Praised Dignity) started from post-one and sat the pocket through fractions of 27.3, 56 and 1:24.1.

Grismore pulled into the passing lane in the stretch and bettered his competition by ¾-length, completing the mile in 1:54. Finishing behind Lislea Moran were Traczar, State Of The Union, Beans And Weenies, Lite Me Up and Windy City Ron.

Monday’s triumph increased Lislea Moran’s lifetime wins tally to 25 and his career earnings to $248,467. He was an upset winner and returned $29.20 to win.

Classical Man took the $6,000 Open Trot for owner/trainer William Bercury of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania in the evening’s eighth race. Classical Man (Malabar Man-Classical Motion-Crowning Point) started from post eight and fired out of the gate to make the early lead and never look back.

Driver Aaron Merriman posted fractions of 27.4, 57, 1:26.3 and 1:57. several were challenging near the finish but Classical Man’s class showed when he dug in and maintained a ½-length margin of victory. Completing the race were Talladega Hanover, BV’s Sister, Freedom Ridge, South Jersey Honey, Lima Apollo, Lady Rev and Rose Run Jeriah.

12 year-old Classical Man now has 39 career wins and earnings of $587,6356. He paid $7.40 to win.

by Ayers RATLIFF

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