Friday Big M … The return of Southwind Tempo

Another solid Friday night harness racing card at the Big M headlined by the return of the 2007 3-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year in the Overbid series for Free For All pacing mares.  She was recently sold and transferred to the barn of Kevin Lare, who also trains Snow White. Last year, Southwind Tempo racked up $863,604 while winning 16 of 21 starts. She ran a 25.3 first quarter at Freehold and won the race, which is astounding.  Here is the video, Larry Lederman’s call ( “quarter, 25.3! Never called it that fast. How many 25.3’s have you seen on a half mile. This might be the first one ever. Southwind Tempo almost going at thoroughbred speed to clear …” ) is awesome, as most of his are:

 Along with the opening leg of the Overbid for Free For All mare pacers is the Matt’s Scooter for 3 year old Colt and Gelding pacers. Also on the card is the winners over trot.
Race 2 kicks off the series action. It is the 1st division ( and only ) of the 1st leg of the Matt’s Scooter. No horses of note in here. I like Mercantileexchange in here. He was raging with pace two back while trapped on the rail and his last trip wasn’t a walk in the park either.

Race 3 is the 1st division of the 1st leg of the Overbid series. Southwind Tempo goes in here and she is listed as the 7-5 morning line favorite. Dave Brower claims her qualifiers were good and makes her his choice. Ulrica Bromac N is also in here. I loved her in the Cape and Cutter final and she really had a no chance trip yet almost overcame it. She was buried 4th over in a dull outside flow yet came pacing home only to get nailed by the perfect trip winner, Street Dancer. Western Graduate, Little Miss Dragon amongst others return from the Cape and Cutter here.

The 5th race is the winners-over trot. The usual crew is back again including American Lane, Lawman, Enough Talk and Lets Get Serious. I like American Lane off the big post 10 try last week and the pole this week.

Race 10 is the 2nd division of the Overbid and this heat is highlighted by the Cape and Cutter winner Street Dancer as well as Stylish Solution. I felt Sears’ drive on SS was questionable last week, brushing into a sub 27 second backside quarter. Street Dancer got what is becoming the patented Andy Miller series final drive, that is she left, got a good spot towards the front, sat in, saved ground and found room in the lane. He has won the Presidential and Isle of Capri with Mr. Feelgood using this drive and scored with Street Dancer last week. Also in here is My Little Dragon who set that wild pace in the Cape and Cutter final as well as Stonebridge Kisses who finished full of pace against these last week.

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