Mike Merton has a Grand Slam at Monticello Raceway

December 30, 2020

R7 Mariner Seelster

By: Shawn Wiles
Photo Credit: Geri Schwarz

Mike Merton led all drivers on the 12 race card on Tuesday December 29 with 4 winners, former leading dash winner Jim Devaux won 3 races and Greg Merton also had 3 trips to the winner’s circle.  Ricky Be Sharp earned his 4th consecutive win for the combination of Rob Harmon and Michael Merton.

The classy aged campaigner Mariner Seelster won the Open Pace in 1:57.2, Bo Sowers steered the son of Camluck for trainer Mark Ford, the aged gelding is owned by Kelly Ford.  It was his 3rd wins in 4 starts.  The warhorse has life time earnings of over $600,000 in his career and a lifetime mark of 1:50.4 taken as a 9 year old.