Classic Series on Saturday
May 02, 2007
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The Classic Series (TCS) comes to New Jersey for leg number two at The Meadowlands on Saturday, May 5, and the headliners will be Lis Mara in the Pacing Classic and Peaceful Way and Passionate Glide in separate division of the Oaks.
Two $60,000 divisions of the Classic Oaks will kick off the card. The first Oaks division features a renewal of last year’s rivalry between 2006 Classic Oaks Final and Breeders Crown winner Mystical Sunshine and Dan Patch award winner Peaceful Way. That pair will have to deal with a couple of impressive new shooters in the division. Buck I St Pat and Spare Time Rozie were both convincing winners in leg one of the Oaks at Dover last month.
The second Oaks split will see the return of the cream of last season’s sophomore crop. Division queen Passionate Glide makes her 4-year-old debut and should feel right at home as she will find two of her rivals from last year, Queen Serene and Susie’s Magic, lined up behind the starting gate as well.
The $85,000 Pacing Classic will field just five horses but provides the stage for the first meeting of division heavyweights Lis Mara and Artistic Fella. Lis Mara has returned to the racing wars in mid-season form, following his fastest ever 1:49.1 qualifier with an effortless first-over 1:48.2 score last Saturday. While his counterpart was wowing the east coast crowd, Artistic Fella romped to an open-length 1:49.4 score in the Dan Patch at Hoosier Park.
The $85,000 Trotting Classic offers an evenly matched field of six with Dover leg winner JM Vangogh the one to fear
The $85,000 Classic Distaff is led by 2006 Distaff Final winner Marnie Hall, who has been ultra impressive thus far in ’07. Seven worthy rivals will offer opposition to the current queen.
First post Saturday is 7:30 PM on a card that includes the $225,000 Berry’s Creek final. (Classic Series press release)