Shiaway St. Pat Series resumes Friday
April 12, 2018
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The Shiaway St. Pat series resumes on Friday night at the Meadowlands with an overflow field of 11 set to race in a single division for a purse of $17,500 and to secure a spot in next week's $52,500 final.
Elysium Lindy is the sole returning winner with the winner of the other leg one division, Deep Impact, spending the week in the barn and begins from the pole for driver Andy McCarthy this week. He led at every call in last week's first leg and was a measured winner at a generous $24.60 mutual, a very big price on a Burke barn horse. Elysium Lindy has been installed as the 3-1 morning line choice in Friday's race for the partnership of Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi Stable and Joe Di Scala.
Trainer Julie Miller sends out a pair of serious contenders in the ultra consistent Opulent Yankee (PP #4 Jimmy Marohn, Jr) off a good try finishing second in the Deep Impact race last week and Sutton (PP #7 Andy Miller) who disappointed with a sub-par effort eventually going off stride in his return to the races after a year's absence.
The big wagering news remains the carry over in the last race Super Jackpot Hi-5 which has risen to $184,242.
Post time for the 10-race card is 7:15 p.m. (Meadowlands)