Harness trainer sets sights on fifth Meadowlands Speed title

Harness trainer sets sights on fifth Meadowlands Pace title

In Saturday’s $636,650 Meadowlands Tempo, coach Brett Pelling is hunting for one particular for the thumb.

Pelling has won the prestigious race for 3-yr-olds at the Meadowlands a document 4 situations, and this calendar year has two good possibilities to get the fifth.

Pelling’s prolific pair, Allywag Hanover (9-2, post 4) and Papi Rob Hanover (4-1, put up 9), will seem to defeat morning-line favored Tall Dim Stranger (7-5, article 5).

“It must come down to a dogfight in the last eighth. That is what is intended to occur and if it is something other than that I’d be let down in the race,” Pelling explained.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Speed opponents have experienced only 50 % as several seasonal starts off at this issue, but Pelling is satisfied with Allywag’s development and is assured in his driver, Tim Tetrick.

“There’s no improved driver in a revenue race,” Pelling stated.

The Hall of Famer Tetrick has gained the Tempo 5 occasions, the most for all active drivers. John Campbell holds the Tempo report of 7.

Tetrick confirmed Tall Dark Stranger is the 1 to beat and agrees with Pelling that even though Allywag has received all 3 of his commences this year, he has but to be examined, supplying him a very good shot to acquire.

“I’ve experienced some excellent luck in [the Pace] and gotten to generate some good horses. To earn my sixth would be fairly astronomical, particularly before the age of 40,” claimed Tetrick, 38.

The Meadowlands Tempo is race 9 on a 13-race card that will get underway at 6:30 p.m. and the scheduled post time for the Speed is 10:05 p.m.

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