East Rutherford, NJ — After another snow-filled week in the Northeast, the amateurs were on the card for two races this week and the action didn’t disappoint.
Besides the odd weather, both races saw little to no speed duels this week and in the end, James Foley along with Joe Lee were both victorious.
In the first of two divisions, Always A Force(Joe Lee) took command and never looked back and although the margin of victory was just a neck, he still was able to set sensible fractions in the slop, and this made all the difference as the pacers crossed the wire. Preppy Art (John Calabrese) was a neck behind in second and longshot Motor City Marco (Matt Zuccarello) rounded out a nice trifecta at odds of 47-1. The time of the mile was 1:54. This 8-year-old gelding is out of the mare Yankee Pankee Bb and is sired by Always A Virgin. He is owned by Mark Toth out of NJ and trained by Mike Terpolilli.
The fifth race on the card had nine pacers go to post and was almost a blueprint of the first division. Post-time favorite So So De Vie (James Foley) took command at the start of the race and never had an anxious moment throughout the mile. Unlike in Lee’s race, the margin of victory was a comfortable 2-lengths.
With horses not coming from far back to win most of the night, the top two in this event ended up that way all the way around the track and finished that way as well. Sugartown (Marianna Monaco) finished second and Walks Of Life (Kelly Hastings) rounded out the trifecta. This mile went in 1:54.2. This 4-year-old gelding is out of the mare Place Your Best and is sired by American Ideal. He is owned by Friendship Stables LLC out of NJ and is trained by Williams Hernandez.
The GSY Series will be set for its third leg in the series next Friday night. The first post is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.