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Meadowlands back in action Saturday

March 03, 2018

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The Meadowlands rebounds from the disappointment of Friday's weather-induced cancellation of live racing with a 13-race card Saturday. 

The Pick-5 carry over of $30,000 complete with the guaranteed pool of $125,000 will be offered on Saturday's races 3-7.

The racing feature is the seventh race $20,000 Preferred where the winter meet's top pacer thus far, Western Joe, takes on six rivals led by Dr J Hanover who is making his seasonal bow.

Western Joe has taken the class twice consecutively and won four of his 5 2018 starts for the owner/trainer combo of Anthony Ruggeri and Chris Choate.

Pat Berry has been the pilot for the past pair, including last week's score in a snappy 1:50 flat.

Dr J Hanover had a solid 4-year-old campaign highlighted by his all-time Canadian world record of 1:46.4. He's had pair of good qualifiers in anticipation of this start and a season filled with stakes engagements. 

Tony Alagna trains Dr J Hanonver for Brad Grant, Robert LeBlanc, Steve Wienick and Irv Samelman. Brett Miller is listed to drive.

Another World Harness Handicapping Contest qualifier will be offered on Saturday with four to advance to the April 28 final. (Meadowlands)

Post time is 6:35 p.m.

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