Saturday’s Big M card a “Bettor’s Delight”
February 10, 2018
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Saturday's Meadowlands card could aptly be described as a "Bettor's Delight." Thirteen races, heavy with large and competitive fields, guaranteed horizontal wagers and a bonanza of nearly $100,000 in the last race Super Hi-5 Jackpot carryover pool.
The night's feature race is the seventh where seven pacers will vie for the lion's share of a $20,000 purse. there has been a different winner every week in this class and tonight's race includes the winners of the past three editions.
Western Joe took the crown on Jan. 20 with a convincing front-end 1:50.4 tour de force, then skipped a week to return with a good but unrewarded sixth place effort in last week's race. Pat Berry has picked up the drive on the classy 4-year-old for trainer Chris Choate and owner Anthony Ruggeri.
Endeavor seems to have a passion for the mile track and has blossomed since trainer/driver Pat Lachance made the move from the half miler late last year for owner Helene Fillion. He's now won half of his six Meadowlands starts including a 1:50.2 score in the class two back.
Starznheaven was the longshot winner when Yannick Gingras put up an amazing steer to get him across for trainer Ron Burke at a $47.80 mutuel in last week's open. He's back with a chance from a mid-pack post but loses Yannick and picks up A Nap (fresh off his five-win performance on Friday) for owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, Emond and Karr.
Free program pages for the Late Pick 4 and last race Super Hi-5 Jackpot carryover ($96,484) may be downloaded from the Meadowlands website. (Meadowlands)