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TACTICAL LANDING SCORES WIN IN SECOND HAMBLETONIAN ELIM

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Tactical Landing took the tactical route outside to avoid inside traffic and win the second $100,000 Hambletonian Elimination, the ninth race, on Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
The Jimmy Takter driven and trained three-year-old son of Muscle Hill scored his third consecutive win, crossing the wire in 1:52.2.  He returned $14.80, $7.80, $7.20.  It was a quarter length back to Patent Leather ($50.20, $36.20) in second and Fashionwoodchopper ($21.40) in third by 1 ¾ lengths.  Also advancing to the final were fourth place Alarm Detector and Classichap in fifth.
The Tactical Landing Stable of Perrysburg, OH  owns Tactical Landing, who was only making his sixth career start.
“He’s inexperienced, but he’s a strong horse to go heats,” said Takter. 
Six Pack, the 2-5 favorite, hooked wheels in the stretch, finished sixth and will miss the $1 million Hambletonian Final.


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