MARKET SHARE LOOKS TO
KEEP STOCK RISING WITH A WIN IN GALT STAKE
Fresh off a 7 ˝ length romp in which
he casually shrugged off a tough trip in last week’s $235,000 American National
Stake at Balmoral Park, Richard Gutnick, TLP Stables and William Augustine’s
Market Share will look for a “Windy City sweep” as he takes on seven other
sophomore trotting colts in Friday’s $108,000 Galt Stake.
Currently the number four ranked
horse in North America and the leading money winner in 2012 with more than $1,947,405
million in earnings for the ownership group of Richard Gutnick, T L P Stable
and William Augustine, the son of Revenue S has already captured the sport’s
top two events for diagonally gaited sophomores taking the $1.5 million
Hambletonian and the $1.03 million Canadian Trotting Classic this season. With
a win in the Galt, Market Share can become the fourth trotter in the history of
the sport to amass $2 million in earnings in a single season joining such
greats as Muscle Hill, Donato Hanover and Deweycheatemnhowe.
handled by trainer Linda Toscano Market Share was unbeaten in five starts as a
2-year-old, all over the half-mile-oval at Freehold Raceway so he should be right
at home on Maywood’s half-mile track. Even though he boasted a perfect record Toscano
entered the2012 season uncertain how the colt would fare when asked to compete on
the larger tracks.
“It just goes to show you what can happen when a horse gets brave
and confident,” Toscano said. “He was always a sound horse, he’s always been a
good-gaited horse, and all of a sudden he figured out what to do.
“I always knew he had a great work ethic, but I still wasn’t sure
he’d be able to pick it up on the mile track. Once he got a taste of it and
figured out what we wanted, he’s gotten stronger and stronger. He’s a classic
example of what can happen when a horse gets real brave. He’s always been a fun
horse to have around the barn, and to watch what he’s been able to do, I think
Timmy (Tetrick) and I are both in awe.”
After his victory in Crete last Saturday night Tetrick was singing
the praises of the bay colt who is scheduled to be back on the track for a
four-year-old campaign in 2013.
“This horse really does better when he’s chasing horses and
tonight he was first up to some very good trotters,” Tetrick admitted. “Linda
and her crew have done a great job keeping this horse fresh and happy all year,
and I’m looking forward to driving him in the Galt and then again as a
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