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2019 Road to the Hambletonian Week 11

Posted by Rachel Ryan on Monday, July 29, 2019 4:48 PM
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Driver, Trainer, Owner

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1

Greenshoe

(Father Patrick)

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc, Hans Backe, Lars Grandqvist, Morten Langli

Two-time NJSS champion off an impressive 1:50.1 career best in the Dancer, won his second NJSS Final in 1:50.2, second by a nose in the Beal, Brian Sears looks for his 4th Hambo, Marcus Melander’s uncle Stefan won the 2001 Hambo with Scarlet Knight

2

Gimpanzee

(Chapter Seven)

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc,

S R F Stable

Dan Patch Award winner goes into the Hambo undefeated 12-for-12 & three-for-three in 2019, off a 1:52.4 mark @ Tioga Downs after a 24-day layoff, dominated the EBC @ Vernon Downs, 27YO Marcus Melander picked up checks in the last two Hambos

  3

Marseille

(Muscle Hill)

 

Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Order By Stable, Howard Taylor

Surged to the forefront with a new mark of 1:51.1 in the Tompkins Geers after missing three weeks, stole the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial wire-to-wire in 1:52.3 at 55-1, Team Svanstedt won the 2017 Hambo with Perfect Spirit through disqualification

4

Green Manalishi S

(Muscle Hill)

Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc

Fresh off an easy 1:52.4 win in the Tompkins Geers after a second [1:51.4] to Swandre The Giant in the Dancer, Hall of Fame nominee Tim Tetrick won the 2012 Hambo with Market Share

5

Pilot Discretion

(Muscle Hill)

Andrew McCarthy, Tony Alagna, Robert LeBlanc, David Anderson, John Fodera

Third [1:52] to Marseille in the Tompkins Geers as a final prep, second [1:51] to Greenshoe in the Dancer, won the Goodtimes Final in 1:52.4, Tony Alagna finished third in 2012 with MY MVP

6

Don’t Let’em

(Muscle Hill)

 

Yannick Gingras, Nancy Johansson, Brittany Farms, Christina Takter, John Fielding, Herb Liverman

2018 Peter Haughton Memorial winner & track record holder bounced back with a career best of 1:50.2 in the Reynolds Memorial on July 27 @ The Big M off a break in the Dancer, Yannick Gingras and Nancy Johansson both look for their first Hambo

7

Swandre The Giant

(Swan For All)

Dave Miller, Ron Burke, Diamond Creek Racing, J & T Silva Stables, Howard Taylor

Pride of Indiana finished second from post 11 in the Reynolds as a final tune up, upset Green Manalishi S in a career best of 1:51.3 in his Dancer division with Lasix added, Dave Miller & Ron Burke look to avenge their DQ in 2017 with What The Hill

8

Soul Strong

(Father Patrick)

 

Dexter Dunn, Ake Svanstedt, Stable Why Not

Gelding finished a gutsy first over second [1:51.4] to stablemate Marseille in the Tompkins Geers after holding off stablemate Sheena’s Boy in :26.3 on June 28, the Dexter Dunn breakout season continues into his first Hambo

9

Forbidden Trade

(Kadabra)

Bob McClure, Luc Blais, Determination

O’Brien Award winner sports a 6 – 4-2-0 in Ontario this season, a close second [1:52.4] in the Goodtimes Final, Bob McClure and Luc Blais both look to reach their first Hambletonian Final

10

Cantab Fashion

(Cantab Hall)

Dexter Dunn, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms

Lightly-raced Grand Circuit winner at two in 1:51.4 playing catch up, rallied for third in the Tompkins Geers and fourth in the Reynolds, Jim Campbell won the 1995 Hambo with Tagliabue

 

KEY PREP RACES

Date

Stakes

Site

Winner

Driver

Trainer

2nd Horse

3rd Horse

Time

05/04

Dexter Cup

Fhld

OSTERC

Yannick Gingras

Per Engblom

HL REVADON

Skyway Kon Man

1:57

05/11

PASS

Mea

GINGER TREE SKYR

Dan Rawlings

Sam Beegle

Capy Chaps Hanover

Explosive Magic

1:55

05/11

PASS

Mea

OSTERC

Yannick Gingras

Per Engblom

KLUTZY

FASHION POSSESSED

1:55.1

05/11

PASS

Mea

GOES DOWN SMOOTH

Yannick Gingras

Ron Burke

CHIPLOSIVE

Papi Hanover

1:54.3

05/17

NJSS

M

GREENSHOE

Brian Sears

Marcus Melander

SHEENA’S BOY

BATTENBERG

1:51.2

05/17

NJSS

M

SOUL STRONG

Yannick Gingras

Ake Svanstedt

NO DRAMA PLEASE

Galixton

1:53

05/24

NJSS

M

REIGN OF HONOR

Dave Miller

Nifty Norman

TRIX AND STONES

NO DRAMA PLEASE

1:54.2

05/27

E. Breeders Final

VD

GIMPANZEE

Brian Sears

Marcus Melander

MR VICKTOR

Travel Winner

1:54

05/31

NJSS Final

M

GREENSHOE

Brian Sears

Marcus Melander

REIGN OF HONOR

Galixton

1:50.2

06/02

PASS

PcD

MARSEILLE

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Svanstedt

GERRY

Papi Hanover

1:53.3

06/02

PASS

PcD

EXPLOSIVEBREAKAWAY

Tom Jackson

Fred Grant

SUMMIT IN SIGHT

Capt Chaps Hanover

1:54.2

06/07

Goodtimes Elim

Moh

FORBIDDEN TRADE

Bob McClure

Luc Blais

SWANDRE THE GIANT

SMART AS HILL

1:53.1

06/07

Goodtimes Elim

Moh

PILOT DISCRETION

Andrew McCarthy

Tony Alagna

SOUTHWIND AVENGER

Dream Nation

1:52

06/14

PASS

Phl

SUMMIT IN SIGHT

Andy Miller

Julie Miller

GOES DOWN SMOOTH

Night Hall

1:53

06/14

PASS

Phl

GUARANTEED

Tim Tetrick

Linda Toscano

Macmorris Hanover

Kate’s Massive

1:55.1

06/14

PASS

Phl

OSTERC

Yannick Gingras

Per Engblom

MARSEILLE

EXPLOSIVEBREAKAWAY

1:52.2

06/15

Goodtimes Final

Moh

PILOT DISCRETION

Andrew McCarthy

Tony Alagna

FORBIDDEN TRADE

SUPER SCHISSEL

1:52.4

06/22

E. Beal, Jr. Elim

PcD

GREENSHOE

Brian Sears

Marcus Melander

OSTERC

MARSEILLE

1:52.3

06.22

E. Beal, Jr. Elim

PcD

GREEN MANALISHI S

Tim Tetrick

Marcus Melander

SUMMIT IN SIGHT

SWANDRE THE GIANT

1:52.1

06/29

Earl Beal, Jr. Mem

PcD

MARSEILLE

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Savnstedt

GREENSHOE

GREEN MANILISHI S

1:52.3

07/13

Stanley Dancer

M

SWANDRE THE GIANT

Dave Miller

Ron Burke

GREEN MANALISHI S

REIGN OF HONOR

1:51.3

07/13

Stanley Dancer

M

GREENSHOE

Brian Sears

Marcus Melander

PILOT DISCRETION

SUPER SCHISSEL

1:50.1

07/20

Tompkins Geers

M

GREEN MANALISHI S

Tim Tetrick

Marcus Melander

SHEENA’S BOY

CANTAB FASHION

1:52.4

07/20

Tompkins Geers

M

MARSEILLE

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Svanstedt

SOUL STRONG

PILOT DISCRETION

1:51.4

07-27

Reynolds Memorial

M

DON’T LET’EM

Yannick Gingras

Nancy Johansson

SWANDRE THE GIANT

SUPER SCHISSEL

1:50.2

 
 


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