Pembroke Snapshot & Lyons Josephjnr take opens

06:31 PM 18 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Pembroke Snapshot Lyons Josephjnr
Pembroke Snapshot
Lyons Josephjnr

Pembroke Snapshot was the winner of $9,500 Open Trot in Northfield Park’s opening race on Monday (February 17).  Johnny Yoder of Dundee, Ohio owns and trains the nine year-old trotter.  Aaron Merriman was aboard for the winning drive.

Pembroke Snapshot (SJs Photo-Super Earl-Earl) started from post four and led at every call through fractions of :28.4, :58.4, 1:27.4 and 1:57.3.  Pembroke Snapshot easily handled his competition and was 2 ¾-lengths in front at the wire.  Completing the race were Kahoku, Arianna Hall, Hello Carlo, Easy Strength, Saintfrancis and Zorgwijk Heavenly.   

Monday’s triumph increased Pembroke Snapshot’s lifetime win tally to 25 and his career earnings to $255,650.  He was the race favorite and returned $3.60 to win. 

In the evening’s eighth race, Lyons Josephjnr captured the $10,000 Open Pace for owners Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC and trainer Ron Burke.  Northfield Park’s leading driver, Josh Sutton, picked up the win aboard the five year-old stallion.

Lyons Josephjnr (Million Dollar Cam-Lyons Sure Sign-Life Sign) started from post seven and let his competition carve fractions of :28.1, :57.1 and 1:26.4 while facing strong wind and heavy snow.  Lyons Josephjnr bested his competition by a length, stopping the clock at 1:56.  Completing the race were Nathan Feelsgood, PL Dragon, Machel Angelo, Malosi N, Bestinthebusiness, Stevie Diamonds and Nabber Again.      

Lyons Josephjnr now has 12 career successes. Monday’s victory pushed his bankroll to $187,651. He paid $19.60 to win.

Ayers Ratliff

 

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