Day At The Track

Aunt Mel extends her winning streak to four

10:43 PM 11 Oct 2012 NZDT
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Courtesy Of Freehold Raceway

Aunt Mel recorded the ninth win of the year and 11th of her harness racing career in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes - Green Acres for three-year-old trotting fillies, the featured ninth race on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Freehold Raceway.

The daughter of Yankee Glide was a half-length winner in 1:58.3, holding off Flower Bouquet [Muscles Yankee]. Chocolatta De Vie [Chocolatier] was third by three and a quarter lengths.

Aunt Mel, driven by Steve Smith and trained by Erv Miler, has finished in-the-money in 13 of 19 starts this year and extended her current winning streak to four.

A $95,000 Harrisburg yearling sale purchase, she has finished in the top three in 20 of 32 career starts and banked $270,345 for owner Mary Jane Anderson of Long Grove, IL.

She is named for Anderson's sister-in-law, Melanie.

Earlier in the card, two $7,000 round-three divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes -Green Acres for two-year-old pacing fillies were contested.

The winners were Flirty Filly [Western Ideal] over Ashlee's Cards [Cam's Card Shark] by a length and a quarter in 2:01.4 and Get The Look [Cam's Card Shark] by a head over Light Of Day [Rocknroll Hanover] in 1:58.4.

by Carol HODES

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