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BRENNAN SWEEPS SATURDAY NIGHT 44G CO FEATURED OPEN HANDICAPS
It was a second-up-to-first home Don Domingo N ($5.80) in the week's adult pace. From post position No. 5, he watched as just over even money favorite Bettor's Fire N (Ron Cushing) lead through cheapy subsections of 28.2, 58.3 and 1:26.3.
Hitching a lift behind season-debuting Somewhere in L A, Don Domingo N- in the his first Open Cap start-did get within range. Bettor's Fire N owned a length lead into the lane, but 'Don' ran him down, in a manner of speaking
He picked off the leader, winning by a neck in 1:54.2. Somewhere in L A was a credible third, with Our Zak Whitby A and a '19 starting Bit of a Legend N settling for the remainder.
For second choice Don Domingo N, a 7 year old Down Under American Ideal gelding owned by William Hartt and trained by Lance Hudson, it was his fifth win in six seasonal US starts. The exacta paid $11, the triple returned $80 and the superfecta paid $240.
The weekly trotting feature was not for the squeamish, reduced to a field of five after Melady's Monet came up ill and two of the starters came up breaking. What resulted was a two-speed, two-favorite, soft-fractions number and DW's NY Yank (Brennan, $4.50) beating Smalltownthrowdown by a length and a quarter (29, 59.3. 1:27.4, 1:56.1), matching a season's-best effort.
Fearless Man and Lily's Swan Pond flipped positions after the former was deemed to have interfered with the latter. Weslynn Dancer brought up the quintet rear.
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