By John Manzi for the North American Amateur Drivers Association
Dave Yarock and Bob Davis each were victorious in their respective $6000 divisions in the third leg of the North American Amateur Drivers Association’s spring trotting series at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday (March 27) night.
It was the first win for each driver in the six week series.
In his event, Yarock, and his own Nowerland Nathan left softly from the two home and he was content to let Georgie Newell and Swift Kid take command and Bob Heckhoff and Tremendous Hit fall into the two hole in front of him.
Yarock sat cool in third position until the backside where he moved his 8-year-old gelding out to challenge and by the time they circled the final turn they had command.
In the lane Nowerland Nathan trotted off to a one length victory in a time of 2:01.1 as Currant Crisis and Bobby Krivelin rallied to be second. Monica Banca and Hardrockinjessica took home the show dough while Tremendous Hit and Swift Kid faded and finished fifth and sixth respectively.
In the other split Davis’ trotter, Rose Run Nash, won more convincingly.
After a slow start where the pole horse ,Rose Run Nash, was four lengths off the gate when the starter said “go”, Davis and his charge ended-up sixth at the quarter in :29.1.
“Trainer Danny Gill told me if I put him (Rose Run Nash) on the gate he might get hot on me so I decided to lay back a bit so he would be calmer,” Davis explained about his trotter’s slow start.
As the field moved toward the halfway point Davis angled his trotter to the outside behind cover supplied by Alan Schwartz, with Bertos Angel and Joe Faraldo, with Rodeo Red.
Faraldo moved three deep up the backside and gained the lead at the third stanza in 1:31.2 and although they held their position until the top of the stretch Rodeo Red ran out of gas and faded.
David Glasser with Carbon Footprint were on the lead throughout and he was the one who kept the field stacked. But in the lane they trotted by Rodeo Red and earned second money while
Faraldo and Rodeo Red finished third in the 2:02.3 clocked mile.
“Once we got away he (Rose Run Nash) was a pleasure to drive and he finished real strong,” a smiling Bob Davis said after his victory.
With a victory in his first start in the event David Glasser now has command of the leaderboard while Davis who made his first start is now one-for-one in the series.
For, Yarock, a financial planner from Tenafly, NJ, it was his 44th amateur driving victory while Davis, a self- employed businessman from Saratoga Springs, NY, notched his 13th.