Balmoral Park (9/18/11)
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Marcus and Erv combine to strike with MJ's Bid in the Filly Orange & Blue
By Tom Krish
It was Marcus Miller and Erv Miller again in the winner's circle with MJ's Bid in the Filly Orange & Blue at Balmoral Park on Saturday. MJ's Bid was giving the Miller team its second Super Night victory.
|MJ's Bid gave driver Marcus Miller another Super Night championship as they teamed up to take the $184,000 Filly Orange & Blue for 2yo pacing fillies in a career best of 1:53.3.|
Away seventh in the 10-horse field in the $184,000 Filly Orange & Blue, MJ's Bid began her move with some excess cover. Gaining ground steadily from the three quarters, the Cole Muffler filly took charge halfway down the lane. No Respect, fourth over and compelled to make up considerable ground, made a late charge but could not match MJ's Bid's resolve. Sleazy Does it, fancied by many a discerning punter, could not overcome the rigors imposed by post 10.
The Filly Orange & Blue went at a pretty fast clip. A flat 28 was recorded for the first quarter. The half came in 57:2. After the three quarters came in 1:25.1, MJ's Bid paced on strongly to get the mile in 1 53:3. MJ's Bid was able to cling to a fast-diminishing lead and win by a neck from No Respect who, at 13/10, commanded the most respect in the wagering.
MJ's Bid returned $8.00, $3.80 and $3.00. The win in the Filly Orange & Blue was the fourth trip to the winner's circle in nine starts for the Cole Muffler filly. MJ's Bid is out of Rons Girl who is by As Promised. Mystical Marker Farms, with M Anderson and John A Carver own MJ's Bid. The bankroll for MJ's Bid stands at $116,567.
Joint owner Mike Anderson made no attempt to conceal his emotions. "I cannot feel any better. The filly came through in great style."
Driver Marcus Miller laid all the credit at the filly's door. "She was out with cover. She kept rolling in the stretch. There is no question that she was ready tonight."
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About Balmoral Park: Located in Crete, IL just 12 miles south of 80/94; Balmoral Park has been one of the nation's premier horse racing facilities since 1926. Balmoral Park features live racing every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking is always free.