Printed: July 10, 2021 11:47 pm ET
Alongside the eliminations for the $700,000 Meadowlands Tempo, The Meadowlands hosted the $250,000 Graduate Collection finals on its Saturday (July 10) card.
Prepared For Moni rallied within the stretch to win Saturday’s $250,000 Graduate Collection remaining for 4-year-old trotters in 1:50.3 over a “sloppy” monitor. Hypnotic AM, the lone mare within the 10-horse area, completed second and Its Tutorial was third.
Amigo Volo, ranging from submit 10, battled with Play Trix On Me and Its Tutorial to realize the lead in a gap quarter of :26.4. Its Tutorial moved to the entrance on the backstretch and led to the half in :55.1 earlier than dealing with first-over strain from Hypnotic AM on the final flip.
Prepared For Moni, who was sixth through the first half of the race, adopted Hypnotic AM across the flip and into the stretch earlier than transferring to the skin to cost to victory for driver Tim Tetrick and coach Nancy Takter. The margin of victory was 1 1/2 lengths.
“Timmy gave him an awesome journey,” Takter mentioned. “He discovered some cowl, which (Prepared For Moni) hasn’t had the final couple weeks. Hypnotic AM towed him proper into the end and he completed actually sturdy. That’s an awesome mile on this monitor. I’m fairly pleased with him.
“My colt was actually nice at the moment. He had the ball in his court docket and he took benefit of it.”
Ready For Moni has received two of 4 races this season and 11 of 23 lifetime. The win within the Graduate pushed his profession earnings over $1 million.
By Prepared Money out of Nothing However Moni, Prepared For Moni is owned by Lindy Farms of Connecticut, John Fielding, Herb Liverman, and Bud Hatfield. The stallion was bred by Moni Maker Steady.
“He’s raced tremendous each begin this 12 months,” Takter mentioned. “He’s been closing rather well. It’s robust typically for 4-year-olds to make the changes for his or her 4-year-old 12 months, particularly after they’ve had lengthy 3-year-old seasons. He appears to be dealing with it fairly effectively and I sit up for racing him the remainder of the 12 months.
“He has the Hambletonian Maturity subsequent weekend, so we’re actually wanting ahead to that. After which he’s in all the large stakes following the Hambletonian Maturity.”
Despatched at odds of 6-1, Prepared For Moni paid $15.40 to win.
Cattlewash received Saturday’s $250,000 Graduate Collection remaining for 4-year-old pacers in 1:47.1, equaling this season’s quickest mile. Poseidon Seelster completed second and Tattoo Artist, the chief for a lot of the mile, was third.
Tattoo Artist, ranging from submit 7, went straight to the entrance, with Poseidon Seelster settling in second from submit 6 and Cattlewash dropping in third from submit 8. Tattoo Artist led to the quarter in :25.3, half in :53.3, and three-quarters in 1:20.1.
Captain Barbossa made a first-over transfer on the backstretch however obtained no nearer than third. Favorite Ruthless Hanover went off stride previous to the half-mile level.
Poseidon Seelster and Cattlewash each got here after Tattoo Artist within the stretch, and Cattlewash received the battle by a head because of a :26.2 final quarter.
“I used to be going to take a shot, and hopefully it labored out, whether or not I had cowl or not,” successful driver David Miller mentioned concerning the begin of the race. “There was an awesome massive three gap, so I took it, and it labored out.
“Final 12 months, I assumed he raced finest on the lead, however this 12 months to date they’ve been going a lot that I’ve needed to sit him in a gap. I assumed he raced great tonight.”
Miller guided Cattlewash, a son of Somebeachsomewhere out of Street Wager, to the win for coach Ron Burke and breeder-owner Invoice Donovan. It was Cattlewash’s first win this season in 4 begins. The stallion has received 11 of 34 in his profession, with earnings of $973,527.
“He’s simply an all-around nice horse,” Miller mentioned. “He can race any approach you need him to. He’s only a good strong horse.”
Cattlewash, despatched at 7-1, paid $16.20 to win.