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Mr. Muscleman returns

April 22, 2007

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Mr. Muscleman ($3.20, $2.60, $2.40) returned to the track in winning fashion, capturing the $20,000 opening leg of the Father Foley Memorial series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. 
Trained by Noel Daley and driven by Ron Pierce, Mr. Muscleman took control of the lead around the backside and held off San Remo Kosmos ($3.60, $3.20) at the wire to win by a half-length in 1:53.3.  It was two lengths back to Man About Town ($3.60) in third.
Mr. Muscleman, the richest Standardbred racehorse in training with a career bankroll of $3.38 million, had his 2005 season cut short after a suspensory injury and was sidelined after a brief campaign last year due to concerns with his knee.
Owners Adam Victor Jr. and Sr. are hoping for the opportunity to take the 7-year-old gelded son of Muscles Yankee overseas next month to compete in Sweden’s famed Elitlopp at Solvalla Racecourse.

The Father Foley Memorial series continues next Sunday, April 29. (Meadowlands) 
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