03/03/2013 12:25AM

Meadowlands: Resistance Futile captures Junior Trendsetter Final

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Resistance Futile will head back to Toronto after his Trendsetter sweep.

Post 10 could have been a problem, but on Saturday night things couldn’t have worked out any better for Resistance Futile in the $48,000 Junior Trendsetter final at the Meadowlands. With Andy Miller in tow, the sophomore son of Real Desire cruised to an effortless 1:51 3/5 mile victory as the 2-5 favorite.

Miller left a little bit with the two-preliminary leg winner and then was fortunate to grab cover behind Axiom Hanover coming to the half.

Axiom Hanover had his entrymate A Bettor World cutting the pace and cruising to an apparently soft :56 2/5 opening half, but that didn’t bother Resistance Futile at all as Miller would say in his post race commentary.

“The trip actually worked out better than I thought. I wasn’t worried about the pace.  I thought if I could keep him within two or three lengths of the leader that he could outsprint these,” said Miller.

Resistance Futile defeated a very game Axiom Hanover with Terror High splitting pacers late and rallying for third. A Bettor World held on for fourth with Wilcox rounding out the check-getters.

Trainer Robby Siegelman said that Resistance Futile would return to his home base in Toronto for trainer Blair Burgess but may return later in the spring to campaign in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes.

Resistance Futile has now won three of four races this year and upped his seasonal earnings to $38,520 for owners Robert Burgess, Karin Olsson Burgess, Chapagne Stable and James Walker.

There was a decidedly Canadian feeling to the Meadowlands racing program as the Ontario-bred Warrawee Needy made a sparkling debut in the $35,000 first leg of the Aquarius Series. With Mark MacDonald in the bike, Warrawee Needy made a bold move to the front moving towards the half and was never threatened posting an eye-catching 1:50 mile. Surprisingly sent off as the second choice, Warrawee Needy defeated the favored Escape The News, who barely held the place spot over Bakin On The Beach.

Sent off at 9-5 Warrawee Needy returned $5.60 for a $2 win wager.

For the 13-race card, nightly handle checked in at a healthy $3,614,298.