07/08/2016 10:39PM

Meadowlands: A trio of rookies repeat in New Jersey Sire Stakes

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Every Way Out improved to two-for-two in his young career with another New Jersey Sire Stakes tally

Every Way Out, Livinginthedream, and Checkmate Time repeated their wins from last Friday in this Friday's second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds at the Meadowlands.  Each event went for a purse of $25,000.

Trainer Aaron Lambert drove Every Way Out last week, but this week Tim Tetrick got the call.  Tetrick had Every Way Out in third until past the 59 1/5 half, and then he guided him first-over.  Every Way Out took the lead on the outside from Notenough For Me (Corey Callahan) at the 1:28 2/5 three-quarters, and Every Way Out pulled away through the stretch on his way to a 4 1/2 length win in 1:55.  Deo Galileo (Scott Zeron) finished second and Firefox Hanover (Christopher Freck) came in third.

Lambert had also owned Every Way Out, an If I Can Dream colt, but he was sold to the ownership group of Howard Taylor, Abe Basen, Ed Gold, and Thomas Lazzaro after his first round victory.  Plucked out of the Standardbred Horse Sale for just $12,000, Every Way Out is out of the Real Artist mare Every Play, a half-sister to millionaire Cam Swifty.  Every Way Out paid $2.10 as the 1-9 choice.

Livinginthedream (Marcus Miller) was also 1-9 in the filly pace, and she lived up to the billing with a 1:55 3/5 decision.  She stepped off fractions of 28 1/5, 58 3/5, and 1:27 4/5, then sprinted home in 27 4/5 to defeat pocket-sitter Wonderful World (Callahan) by a length.  Strongrthandastorm (Tetrick) checked in third.

Trainer Erv Miller also bred and co-owns Livingthedream, a daughter of If I Can Dream, with Ronald Michelon.  Livingthedream is out of the Sportsmaster mare Fox Valley Lucerne, who has produced the likes of $148,000 earner After Alimony.  Livingthedream returned $2.20.

Checkmate Time (Scott Zeron) moved from fifth to first before the 58 1/5 half in the filly trot, but then was overtaken by 26-1 shot Waffle Cone (Yannick Gingras), who would go on to reach the three-quarters in 1:26 3/5.  Waffle Cone and Checkmate Time battled tooth-and-nail through the lane, but Checkmate Time just got up on the inside to win by a nose in 1:55.  Captivating Spirit (Callahan) finished third.

Roy Dobbins owns and bred and Dennis Laterza trains Checkmate Time, a filly by Muscle Hill.  Out of the Garland Lobell mare Miss Checkmate, Checkmate Time is a half-sister to the likes of $218,000 earner Wind And A Prayer.  Checkmate Time paid $3.60 as the 4-5 favorite.

The lone new winner in New Jersey Sire Stakes competition was Fly On (Andy Miller).  Third in the first leg, Fly On worked out a pocket trip tonight and then was up in the lane to score by a length and a half in 1:55 4/5.  Southwind Cobra (Tim Tetrick), who led much of the way, wound up second, and round one winner Hammer Time (Dave Miller) was third.

Julie Miller trains Fly On, a colt by Muscle Hill, for owners Andy Miller Stable Inc., Arden Homestead Stable, and Gty Stable.  A $55,000 Lexington purchase, Fly On is out of Credit Winner mare Calchips Finisher, a half-sister to the likes of Money Talks (Muscles Yankee, $244,327).   Fly On returned $7.00 to win.