By john manzi for NAADA
Like the weather David Glasser is also heating up. The insurance and financial services professional notched his second victory in his last three trips behind the mobile starting gate when he reined Winwood Scout to a 1:59.1 wire- to- wire triumph in the fifth division of the North American Amateur Drives Association’s summer trotting series tonight (July 7) at Yonkers Raceway. Two weeks ago, on June 24th at Tioga Downs, Glasser was victorious with Celebrity Stimulus, another trotter that he owns,
Up behind his own Winwood Scout tonight, Glasser hustled the veteran trotter to the front and they had a two-length lead on Rev It Now and driver Hannah Miller as they passed the first stanza in :28.4.
From there Glasser let his horse breeze as the next two fractions of :59.4 and 1:29 flashed on the timer.
After putting away Rev It Now, Winwood Court had a three-length lead on the final turn but braced from late challenges from Wygant Prince (Paul Minore) and Tony Verruso’s Flirting Duezy. But through the lane Glasser’s charge hung tough and went on to a one-length victory over Wygant Prince with Flirting Duezy garnering the show dough.
After the race Glasser shared his thoughts
“I drew the rail with a nice horse who fit the nw6001 class by $80,” he offered, and then continued, “Scout gets fussy at the gate and I've lost him twice there in races at The Meadowlands (meaning he went off-stride) and I was determined not to let that happen tonight. After we got past the gate and to the front he knew what to do better than me."
Winwood Scout notched his sixth victory in 16 starts this year and raised his lifetime earnings to over $280,000. Glasser scored his 4thseasonal driving victory and the 36th of his amateur career.