07/28/2017 9:42PM

Meadowlands: Takter will have a fleet of six in the Peter Haughton Memorial final

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A 27 2/5 final quarter propelled You Know You Do to victory in his Peter Haughton Memorial elim

Trainer Jimmy Takter swept the pair of $20,000 Peter Haughton Memorial eliminations for 2-year-old trotting colts on Friday night at the Meadowlands with You Know You Do and Samo Different Day and qualified six horses in total for next Saturday's final.

The first elimination was reduced to a field of six when Crystal Fashion was scratched, and then Rose Run Tyrone (Matt Kakaley) broke stride before the first turn, leaving only five horses in contention.  Farsetti Hanover (Marcus Miller) would go to the lead, chopping out the opening quarter in 29 3/5.  Captain Morgan (Christian Lind) moved to the outside from the pocket past that marker, but Farsetti Hanover drove on to continue to lead at the 59 second half and 1:28 2/5 three-quarters.

In the lane Farsetti Hanover scooted away and opened a gap on the field, but You Know You Do (Yannick Gingras), who had sat third the first three-quarters, came up on the outside and rallied by him inside the final sixteenth to win by a length and three-quarters in 1:56 1/5.  Farsetti Hanover wound up second, with Captain Morgan, Bautista (Jimmy Takter) and Hill Street (David Miller), another Takter pupil, also moving on to the final.

"It didn't go how I planned.  I wanted to re-move to the lead, but my horse can do it either way," said Gingras.  "Marcus had a jump on me, but the minute I cut my horse loose I knew he was going to get there."

Takter trains You Know You Do, a Muscle Hill colt, for owners Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Bud Hatfield, and the Mkatz Alibfeld Sgoldband partnership.  The third-highest priced yearling at the Standardbred Horse Sale last year ($350,000), You Know You Do has won twice from three starts and earned $35,622.  He was bred by Valley High Stable and is the first foal out of the Credit Winner mare You Want Me ($220,980), the New York Sire Stakes champion 2-year-old trotting filly in 2012.  He was the 3-5 choice and paid $3.20 to win.

Takter's Maxus (Gingras) led at the 28 1/5 first quarter in the second elimination, but Samo Different Day (Takter) moved up to his outside beyond that pole and took control en route to the 57 2/5 half.  Heavy favorite Met's Hall (Andy Miller) moved up first-over in the third quarter and got within striking distance at the 1:26 4/5 three-quarters, but Samo Different Day, sent off at 21-1, rebuffed him through the lane and went on to win by half a length in 1:54 2/5.  Storming Mist (D. Miller) was up for third from the Takter barn, with Maxus and Fashion Forever (Corey Callahan) fourth and fifth, respectively.

"He raced tremendous," offered Takter.  "He was a little nervous and stressed out tonight.  It was the first time he was racing under the lights.  We expect them to do so much so fast.  Trotting a 1:54 2/5 mile, that's a strong effort for a young boy."

Samo Different Day is a Cantab Hall colt owned by Christina Takter and Samo Partners.  Samo Different Day, a $130,000 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale purchase, broke his maiden in his second try, and he has now earned $13,600.  Bred by Lindy Farms, Samo Different Day is the fourth foal out of the Credit Winner mare Lindy'sleadinglady, a half-sister to Lindy's Tru Grit ($503,638).  He returned $45.40 to win.