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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Jack Fisher won two at Laurel, Motion, Houghton and Merryman also have winners

LAUREL, Md,--Jack Fisher had two 3-year-old winners at Laurel race track on Thursday, Oct. 28, while Graham Motion, Bernie Houghton and Liz Merryman also had recent winners.

Mystical ManMystical Man winning at Laurel (Photo by James McCue)Bruton Street-US' Mystical Man, ridden by Forest Boyce, won a $60,960.1 1/16 mile turf Allowance race by 4 1/4 lengths.

"David Duggan (an Irish-born owner/trainer) claimed Mystical Man at Saratoga." said Fisher. "I bought him from him."

Duggan claimed Mystical Man for $75,000 on July 18.

Fisher then ran him in a $53,260 allowance race at Laurel in which Mystical Man ran second.

"We got him to run in steeplechase races," said Fisher. "I'll run him one more time and then turn him out for the winter,"

Fisher also saddled Harold A. Via, Jr.'s Welshman, also ridden by Boyce, to win a $46,410, 1 1/16 mile Waiver Claiming Maiden race by a neck at Laurel on Oct. 28.

Welshman had run in the same race in which Mystical Man had been claimed at Saratoga, trained by Barclay Tagg.

"I bought Welshman from Barclay," said Fisher.

Welshman also ran second in another waiver maiden claiming race at Laurel for Fisher 0n Sept. 25. and Fisher said he, too, will be run over fences next year after being turned out for the winter.


MOTION saddled  one allowance and three maiden special weights winners over four days in October.

On Oct, 22, Michael Ryan's Single Soul won a #92,000, 1 1/8 mile Allowance race on the turf at Belmont by 1 length.

Also on the 22nd, Carolyn and Fletcher Gray's homebred Figlio del Re won a $51,750, 7 furlong maiden Special Weight for 2 year olds by 1 1/2 lengths.

Oct. Oct. 24, Head of the Plains Partners LLC's homebred Sy Dog won a $90,000, 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight for 2 year olds at Belmont by 4 lengths.

And on the same day, but t Laurel, Gary Broad's Vergara won a $59, 800, 1 1/8 mile Maiden Special Weight on the turf for 2 year old fillies, scoring by 1 1/4 lengths.

HOUGHTON had a winner for Robin H. Perry at Penn National

Tribal Notion won a $28,000, 6 furlong Allowance race by 1/2 length.

MERRYMAN saddled her own homebred Witty to win a $42,000, 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight for 2 year olds  at Parx on Oct, 25.

Witty, out of Zeezee Zoomzoom, by Great Motion, is a half-brother to Caravel, a multiple winner for Merryman who is now trained by Motion and is aimed for the Breeders Cup.

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