Day At The Track

TSM Photo Bugger upsets in Meadows Trot

04:23 AM 20 Oct 2012 NZDT
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Jan Fread
Jan Fread

TSM Photo Bugger followed his cover beautifully, then brushed through the lane to capture Friday's $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows at juicy harness racing ods of 10-1.

Nosed out at the wire last week by Sir Caviar, TSM Photo Bugger saw an opportunity for revenge when Sir Caviar broke stride early. The 5-year-old SJ’s Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding used the first-over cover of Jessesjo, kicked past the leader, Fox Valley Smarty, in the stretch and scored for Mike Wilder in 1:54.1, matching his career best. Rembrandt Spur shot the Lightning Lane for second, 1-1/4 lengths back, while Fox Valley Smarty saved show.

Jan Fread trains TSM Photo Bugger, who now boasts $187,348 in lifetime earnings, for owner/breeder Ted Tomson.

Dan Charlino drove four winners on the 15-race card while Wilder, Fread and Eric Ledford each enjoyed a three-bagger.

by Evan PATTAK

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