09/20/2014 10:30PM

Hoosier: Master Of Law wins Centaur easily; Sebastian K seventh

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Master Of Law scored at 21-1 for trainer/driver Jimmy Takter.

Master Of Law with trainer Jimmy Takter in the sulky surprised Sebastian K at odds of 21-1 to capture the $238,500 Centaur Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park on Saturday night. Over a track rated good, Master Of Law carved out a lively second over trip and finished powerfully to win going away in a 1:54 2/5 clocking.

At the outset with second-choice Market Share making a break, Creatine and driver Trace Tetrick surged quickly to the front parking the 1-5 favorite Sebastian K to the quarter in :27 flat.

Archangel and Yannick Gingras were parked and eventually squeezed into the pocket. Natural Herbie with Verlin Yoder moved quickly before the half to engage the leader. The two battled through a half in :55 4/5 and three quarters in 1:24 4/5 with Sebastian K leading into the long stretch.

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But Sebastian K was laboring in mid-stretch and Master Of Law, a four-year-old by Deweycheatumnhowe, surged late for the major upset. Creatine came on late for the place spot with Natural Herbie finishing third.

Sebastian K faded to seventh in the stretch, his first off the board finish in North America.

“He’s not a horse you can rush out,” said Takter, “I stayed off the rail and was lucky to work out a good trip.”

The trainer said the horse is staked to everything. “He can play with these guys,” Takter said, referring to the elite level of aged trotting.

Master Of Law, who scored for the third time in six starts, is owned by Lindy Racing Stable, Brittany Farms, Adam Victor & Son, and Christina Takter.

JK She’salady remained undefeated in seven starts with a 1:53 4/5 victory in a $151,950 Kentucky Stallion Management division for juvenile pacing fillies. Yannick Gingras guided the filly from off the pace and safely held Bedroomconfessions at bay under a steady late drive.

Bettor Be Steppin showed wicked speed at both ends capturing a $153,200 division of the Kentucky Stallion Management. The Joe Holloway-trained lass scored in 1:52 2/5 for driver Corey Callahan.

Two divisions of the Kentuckiana Stallion Management for juvenile trotting fillies were contested with Livininthefastlane (Tim Tetrick) scoring in hand in a 1:56 clocking in a $155,400 division. The Donato Hanover-sired filly won for the third time.

Speak To Me scored in 1:55 2/5 in the $154,150 division, cutting the mile and recovering from a break for driver Brett Miller.  Speak To Me and the other division winner Livininthefastlane, were bred by Concord Stud Farm.

Rich Wisdom rallied without cover and breezed to victory in the $92,100 first division of the Elevation for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers. Driven by Gingras, Rich Wisdom paced home in 1:52 3/5 as the 2-1 second choice.

Supreme Z Tam, sent off at 15-1, captured the $92,850 second Elevation division for driver Tim Tetrick. The Indiana-bred son of Rockin Image collared 3-5 favorite Cooperstown on the wire in a 1:53 2/5 mile.

JK Endofanera bounced back from a fifth-place finish in the Cane Pace to score out of the pocket for Gingras in the $50,000 Jenna’s Beach Boy Invitational for three-year-olds. The North America Cup winner blew by favored Always B Miki near the wire in a 1:49 mile over a track rated “good.”


Cold More than 1 year ago
Sebastian K no heart just like his races in Sweden...Look him in the eye and he quits. Put some pressure on him he quits...This years older trotting division is weakest in many many years...that is why he has been winning..Father Patrick will beat him...Look for a Tatker exacta with Nunzio second...Tatker is by far the best trainer in USA or Sweden
Ed DeRosa More than 1 year ago
Did I miss it, or did this article fail to mention the payoffs generated by Sebastian K finishing off the board. What were Sebastian K's odds in the race?
Cold More than 1 year ago
anyone wagering that much on a trotting race to make 5 cents on the dollar is an A+ nit.