Speed kills at The Meadowlands on Friday night
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The first of the wire-to-wire victors was Scirocco Jakob for driver Billy Dobson and trainer Gregory White. After starting out at 15-1 on the morning line, the 6-year-old gelding trotted the mile in 1:55.1 and returned $17.20 to win as the 7-1 fifth choice in the wagering.
In the second division for trotters, Montalbano Bi held on by a nose over a fast-closing Fleet Bumblebee in 1:55.2. The 6-year-old gelding, driven by Jim Marohn Jr. and trained by Patti Harmon, returned $5.20 as the public choice.
Andy Miller, Dobson, Abbatiello, Greg Merton and Marohn all recorded driving doubles...Chalk players had a nice night as six post-time choices scored on the program...All-source handle on the 14-race card was $2,516,597...The Late 20 Cent Jackpot Super High Five carryover grew to $61,900.15 when the wager failed to result in a single-ticket winner...Racing resumes Saturday night with another 14-race program that gets underway at 6:35 p.m.