Choco Sun led a Chocolatier sweep of the top three spots of the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes–Green Acres and Super Classic won the $38,500 Charles I. Smith Trot on Friday at Freehold Raceway.
Choco Sun, driven by Jim Meittinis and trained by Oriano Torstensson, captured the Green Acres final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 1:59.3, finishing a nose ahead of Chocolate Day and a length and a quarter in front of Holiday Spirit. All three are sons of Chocolatier.
The seventh race longshot, Choco Sun paid $54.20 to win, picking up his second straight victory. He has been first or second in four of five starts, banking more than $21,000 for Eirik Djuve of Sola, Norway.
Muscle On In, the betting favorite, broke stride, finished seventh and was placed eighth on a disqualification.
Super Classic, a son of Muscles Yankee, romped to a 6 1/4-length tally over Dagget (Chocolatier) and Bouncer (Muscles Yankee) 9 1/4 lengths back in third in the $38,500 Charles I. Smith for New Jersey-sired 3-year-old trotters.
The Jim Doherty trainee, driven by Eric Abbatiello, trotted the mile in 2:00.2.
William Augustine owns Super Classic, who picked up his second straight win and pushed his career bankroll to $73,953 with three wins, one second and four thirds in 22 starts.
The Charles Smith, contested before the betting card, is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.
A three-horse $7,000 division of the Green Acres for 2-year-old trotting fillies, also took place off the betting card, Worldrecordsweeper (Muscles Yankee) finished a neck ahead of I'll Bring Dessert (Chocolatier) in 2:03.1 Muscle Pump Queen (Muscles Yankee) was third by 15 ¼ lengths.
Kevin Oscarsson drove Worldrecordsweeper, who is trained by Jim Oscarsson and owned by Jokikunnan Tila Oy of Finland. (SBOANJ)