Consus Victory Was The Best Today

June 19, 2024

R8 Consus Victory

This afternoons Open Trot saw Consus Victory and Mike Merton lead every step of the mile with moderate fractions enroute to a 2 length victory over Credit List (B. Parker) and Win & Dream (T. Merton) The well bred son of Cantab Hall was recently claimed from the Frank Yanoti barn 2 starts ago, for new owners Jay & Melissa Appelblatt of Brooklyn. NY. The 8 year old gelding is trained by Rob Harmon and was driven by Mike Merton, it was one of 3 winning drives on the card by Mike Merton

Monica Eriksen remains hot and is in the midst of having her best year ever as a trainer, this afternoon she had back to back winners with Stonebridge Rocks (R. Harp) 1:55.3 – $4.50 and Shoot the Thrill (M. Merton) 2:00.3 – $ 3.50, she is now the fourth leading trainer with 35 winners hailing from her barn this season and has won purses in excess of $111,000 this year.

In this morning’s qualifiers, All Hail The Queen put in an impressive performance with Jason Bartlett in the bike. Last week in his first time behind the gate he won in 1:58.4, this morning he bettered his effort with a 24 length romp in 1:57.2, the 2 year old freshman colt by Courtly Choice is trained by Shane Tritton. Greg Merton won a pair on the hot afternoon