Day At The Track

Dontgetinmyway mare gets the job done

02:54 AM 19 Nov 2009 NZDT
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Greg Grismore
Greg Grismore
Photo by Joe Lewandowski

After being the harness racing bridesmaid in two consecutive starts at Mohegan Sun at Pocono in the $30,000 open handicap pace, Go On BB made it to the "altar" by winning in the same condition Wednesday (Nov. 18) evening.

Prior to winning Wednesday night, the Ron Burke-trained five-year-old Dontgetinmyway mare had finished second in the November 4 and 11th starts to Ubetterthink Think and Marietta Hall, just missing out by less than a length in both of those races.

But it was a different story the third time around when Greg Grismore gave Go On BB a two-hole trip, sitting in the pocket with Ubetterthink Think setting the table, taking the seven-horse field to the opening quarter in 26.3, half in 55.2 before being challenged on the outside by Qucksilvercandy A (Larry Stalbaum) down the backstretch.

Quicksilvercandy A slugged it out with Ubetterthink Think and was the new leader at the three-quarters timed in 1:23 with Go On BB still sitting in the pocket.

Grismore waited patiently for the Pocono Pike (passing lane) to open and charged down the stretch to win in 1:52.1. Gerries Madison (Ryan Anderson) was flying at the end of the mile to finish three-quarters of a length behind with Paper Cut (Anthony Napolitano) third, a length behind.

In the battle for training honors with just two days remaining on the 135-day meet, Chris Oakes was out in front of Carmine Fusco by seven wins through the first nine races of the 14-race card Wednesday. Oakes collected a pair of wins while Fusco had one victory on the night with five races remaining.

John ZIMICH

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