05/25/2014 5:53PM

Harrah's Philly: Market Share bounces back in Maxie Lee

Derick Giwner
Market Share

Market Share stayed close to home and regained his best stride setting a world record 1:50 2/5 mile in capturing the $250,000 Maxie Lee Sunday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia.

With his connections passing on the Elitlopp Market Share got away fourth in the Lee with driver Tim Tetrick backing up early as Sevruga (Ron Pierce) took on a two-ply attack of Daylon Magician and Arch Madness through a blistering opening turn. Daylon Magician tucked inside before the quarter with Arch Madness still parked through the :26 1/5 panel.

Once Arch Madness had settled Sevruga cut the half in:54 3/5 and marched along uncontested. Market Share,  the 1-5 public choice, moved past the half and rolled by into the pocket before the final turn. Sevruga still maintained his advantage with a 1:22 1/5 three quarters but he proved no match in the stretch as Tetrick tipped the five-year-old Market Share out for the drive and sailed on by.

Sevruga finished second with D W’s NY Yank third and Arch Madness fourth in the field.

It was a big bounce back mile for Market Share after a break in stride took him out of the Arthur Cutler Memorial at the Meadowlands eight days earlier.

Linda Toscano trains Market Share, now a winner in two of his first three starts this year.

Tetrick swept the stakes action at Harrah’s guiding Anndrovette to an impressive 1:50 2/5 score over Rocklamation and Jerseylicious in the $250,000 Betsy Ross invitational for mares.

The action was hot and heavy early with Anndrovette being parked nearly three-eighths of a mile for the front. The fractions were :26 1/5 with Monkey On My Wheel in the lead, :53 4/5 with Anndrovette in front and 1:21 3/5. Drop The Ball, the 6-5 favorite in the field, launched a three wide bid up the backstretch but was unable to reach the winner on even terms on the final turn and eventually dropped back. Rocklamation followed the wide move and rallied for second with Jerseylicious angling late for third.

Trained by P J Fraley, Anndrovette paid $13.40, winning for the second time in seven starts this year.


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