Also on February 21 the final two preliminary legs of the B’s Startrek Trotting Series were contested with Distinct Victory and Digital Photo each emerging victorious in their respective divisions.

Jimmy Devaux, up behind Al Annunziata’s, Distinct Victory, benefitted from a near picture-perfect trip coasting along in second position until the top of the stretch and then rallying down the passing lane to turn back Mr. Lucky Luciano (Cory Stratton) and Strongbow (Jimmy Taggart, Jr.) in a 2:03.clocking.
Sent off as second choice in the nine-horse field Digital Photo paid $7.40 for win.

In the second division Greg Merton and Digital Photo stalked the odds-on favorite Mystical Heiress and Bruce Aldrich, Jr. from the halfway point and in the lane when it appeared that Mystical Heiress’s three-length lead would hold up she tired badly in the last 100 yards and Digital Photo got up in the final strides to emerge victorious by just a nose in a time of 2:02.3. Iroquouindianmagic took home the show dough for Alan Schwartz.

Owned by Ruth and Jerry Calcagni Digital Photo also turned back eight others and returned a $11.80 win payoff.

Next Thursday the eight top point earners in the B’s Startrek Trotting Series will be eligible for the series finale.