by Lou Monaco
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ –August 5, 2017 – The 1-2 favorite Manchego added another
win to her resume, winning by two and a quarter over a closing Phaetosive, to
capture the 35th edition of the $330,800 Jim Doherty Memorial Final
for two-year-old trotting fillies, the fifth race on Saturday at the
It was trainer Jimmy Takter’s third win on the day and Manchego, driven
by Yannick Gingras, improved her lifetime record to five straight wins in
as many starts.
It was Gingras’ second straight win on the card and second Doherty win of his
career, having won his first with Mission Brief in 2014.
Manchego, the daughter of Muscle Hill, took control just prior to the half-mile
mark and came home with a lifetime-best time of 1:52.4. She paid $3.00,
$2.10, and $2.10 to her backers.
trained and driven by Trond Smedshammer, paid $2,60 and $2.20 for second.
Lily Stride with Tim Tetrick at the lines, was third by six and a half lengths,
Vivacious Allie with David Miller driving finished fourth.