East Rutherford, NJ --- Millenium Wheel made a winning Meadowlands debut last week as a 7-1 outsider. Making a double jump up in class tonight, the Joe Hundertpfund Jr. trainee won again in the $18,000 featured pace as an 11-1 long shot on Saturday (March 18).
Andy Miller positioned Millenium Wheel in the pocket while Tyler Buter put The Rock on the front end through swift fractions of :26.4 and :55.1 for the half-mile. After three-quarters in 1:24.1, The Rock began to tire from those earlier efforts. Millenium Wheel was able to mount his rally up the pylons while Jacksrluckytoo and Chevals Clivesdale launched powerful rallies from the back of the six-horse field.
Millenium Wheel held them off to win his second straight and 19th career race in 1:52. Even money favorite Jacksrluckytoo was second with Chevals Clivesdale third.
Millenium Wheel is an 8-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding shared in ownership by William Sartin and Mark Salerno.
Hundertpfund and Miller teamed up to win again in the 11th race with Special T Rocks, another Dover invader. Special T Rocks won the 2012 Clyde Hirt Series final at The Meadowlands when trained by Daryl Bier.
Marcus Miller led all drivers with three wins including a $56.80 upset in the nightcap with Ooh Bad Boy.
Tyler and Amber Buter teamed up to win a pair of races with The Meadowlands-loving City Hall and Vorst. City Hall has won seven of his last eight Big M races dating back to last fall.
Total handle on the 12-race card was $2,570,693.