Muscle Mass colt claims $215,000 Kindergarten Classic
The Erv Miller trained Tito was an impressive winner of the $214,900 Kindergarten Classic Final for 2YO Trotting Colts and Geldings at The Meadowlands on November 4, with the Muscle Mass youngster easily justifying the miniscule odds available on him.
Sent out the $1.40 favourite, Tito settled mid field before landing the one-one with just under half a mile to go. Angled out by expat Aussie Andrew McCarthy approaching the home turn, Tito stormed home down the centre of the track to score comfortably by a length from the second favourite Seven Iron.
A multiple New York Sire Stakes division winner, Tito has now won four of his career starts and earned $202,250 in prize-money.
A $75,000 Lexington Selected purchase, Tito is the best performed foal to date, stakeswise, for his dam Stonebridge Encore, an Angus Hall full sister to the champion mare and multiple O'Brien and Dan Patch Award winner Peaceful Way.
Muscle Mass is enjoying a terrific North American season to date and is currently the third leading sire of 2-year-old trotters overall - behind only Cantab Hall and Muscle Hill.