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Quick Deal one to beat in Big M Friday feature

December 14, 2017
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The Meadowlands puts up 11 live races on Friday with twin features coming up as races 6 and 7, full and competitive fields of trotters and pacing mares each for a purse of $11,000.
 
Patti and Rob Harmon do a lot of racing at the Meadowlands through the winter months, and on Friday they bring no fewer than eight horses to race including a pair that go as an uncoupled entry in the sixth race.
 
Quick Deal is one of those and has been tabbed as the morning line favorite for the race. The speedy but erratic 9 year old has been to the mountain top earlier in his career with a fast 1:51.4 record and $400,000 in the bank. He faced the top trotters in the game during his most productive years but breaks, particularly at the gate, have been his undoing on many occasions. Owners Our Horse Cents Stable and Rossie Smith have had Quick Deal in several top barns trying to unlock the mystery behind his self destructive tendencies and thus far the Harmon experiment has gone well.
 
In last week's race, Jim Marohn Jr. settled Quick Deal into the pocket until the stretch and when called upon the old horse had plenty to get the 1:55.1 score. The pair had drawn post six and move up a class on Friday but if he's on his game Quick Deal appears to be the one to beat. (Meadowlands)
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