Meant To Be Me, who won all three of his prelims, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Saturday at Freehold Raceway.
The son of McArdle will leave from post three with Yannick Gingras scheduled to driver for trainer Linda Toscano. The stakes is carded as race seven.
Meant To Be Me campaigns in the name of Louis Maricante of
This is the final event of the 2008 New Jersey Sire Stakes program which distributes about $7.5 million in purses annually.
The divisional stakes record for 3-year-old colts is 1:53.1 by Livestrong (Artiscape), which was set in 2006. The gelding mark of 1:52.2 was posted by Tiber Hanover (
Post Horse Sire Driver Trainer ML
1 Dreams Are Real Artsplace David Miller Erv Miller 7-2
2 Shoot First Artsplace Jeff Gregory Don Niccum 6-1
3 Meant To Be Me McArdle Yannick Gingras Linda Toscano 3-1
4 Tommys Shark
5 Proper Respect McArdle David Miller Carlo Poliseno 9-2
6 McCedes McArdle Daniel Dube Chris Ryder 8-1
8 Mr. Nice Guy Western Ideal Anthony Morgan Nat Varty 12-1