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SONS OF CHAPTER SEVEN CAPTURE DEXTER CUP ELIMINATIONS

FREEHOLD, NJ -- April 29, 2017 -- Signaling Grand Circuit action is truly imminent, a pair of $24,000 Dexter Cup eliminations were contested on Saturday (April 29) afternoon at Freehold Raceway and two sons of Chapter Seven, Another Chapter and Lord Cromwell, served notice they are prepared for their sophomore seasons as each triumphed in his respective contest.

Another Chapter, who is out of Southwind Catlin making him a half-sibling to the $1.2 million man Spider Blue Chip, broke from the rail in the first elimination with Scott Zeron at the controls. The colt was content to sit in the pocket spot, while Sir John F (Yannick Gingras) cut the mile.

As the field of eight trotted into the stretch, Southwind Cruze (Andy Miller) briefly snatched the second spot, but Zeron and Another Chapter went past that rival to score in 1:57. Southwind Cruze was second while Sir John F held for third.

Conditioned by Mark Silva, Another Chapter paid $15.00 for his maiden-breaking victory. Owned by Jeffrey Snyder and Four Friends Racing Stable, the colt now sports a resume of 11-1-1-5 with $59,975 in the bank.

The exacta was $54.20 and the trifecta $653.60.

In the second elimination, Hambletonian president elect John Campbell steered Lord Cromwell to visit the winner's circle to his third career win and first of the season for trainer Ed Hart and owner/breeder Carolyn Atherton.

The son of the aforementioned stallion and 2007 Hambletonian Oaks contestant Oh Oh Its Magic left from post position four and was never threatened as he trotted from gate-to-wire on the lead while stopping the clock in 1:56.2. Gustavo Fring (Eric Carlson) and Arch Credit (Trond Smedshammer) followed him home.

Lord Cromwell's record now stands at 5-3-0-0 and he has earned $25,720. The gelding provided a $16.60 payout to his backers, with the exacta offering $45.80 and the trifecta $111.76.

The first three finishers from each elimination will compete in the $143,737 final on Saturday (May 6) with the fourth place finishers' fate determined through a drawing by lot. These seven will join Southwind Cobra, whose connections accepted a bye into the final.

Earlier on the card, Princess Aurora, last year's runner-up in the Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly trot, simply cruised around the track in her tune-up for the $58,000 Lady Suffolk which will be held on Saturday (May 6) in conjunction with the Dexter Cup. Guided by Gingras, the daughter of Cantab Hall-Vulcanize, tripped the timer in 1:58.4 while controlling the race from start to finish.

Southwind Prius (Andy Miller) was second with Patty La Paige (Jacqueline Ingrassia) third.

Trained by Jimmy Takter, Princess Aurora is owned Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld, who are also her breeders. She paid $2.40 as she boosted her record to 12-4-4-2 and has now amassed $290,852 in her career.

The exacta paid $6.00 and the trifecta was $15.20.

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