Day At The Track

First-over move wins Survivor Final

12:16 PM 20 Feb 2019 NZDT
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John Jay and driver Brett Miller capture the Survivor Final at Miami Valley
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LEBANON, OH. - John Jay reigns as "King of the Hill" after capturing the Tuesday (Feb. 19) $15,000 final of the Survivor Series for $5000 male harness racing pacers at Miami Valley Raceway.

The 6-year-old altered son of Dali was claimed from the first elimination leg where he finished third, then copped both a division of the second elimination leg and the lucrative final for new owner Lases Racing of Sheridan, Michigan.

Driver Brett Miller and John Jay didn't have an easy time of it in the championship tilt. After getting away fourth in the early going, Miller was forced to swing his charge first-up into the outer flow well before the half.

Sandwiched between rivals vying for the lead at the three-quarters, Miller was able to keep John Jay's mind on the task at hand and eventually cleared to the front in midstretch and waltzed to the wire. Despite an off track, John Jay paced the mile in 1:54.2 to his 25th career triumph.

Swift Shark (Dan Noble) finished second for the second straight week after a win in first week of Survival Series action. Lady's Man (Brady Galliers) got the show dough on the merits of his third consecutive show finish in the tournament-style series.

From the Miami Valley Media Department

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