Ginsburg, Beckwith record doubles at Big M

East Rutherford, NJ — Driver Vinny Ginsburg was up to his old tricks on Thursday night (Dec. 1) at the Meadowlands, recording a driving double, one of which blew up the tote board. Not to be outdone, Brett Beckwith also scored twice, one a long shot that completed a late daily double sweep which returned $82.20.

The first of Ginsburg’s wins came with 5-2 second choice Deerfield Beach for trainer Symon Spicer in a TrackMaster 74 pace in 1:54 in the fourth race.

Ginsburg’s second score left his backers smiling in the sixth, as he sat a three-hole trip with Skyway Fireball before splitting rivals late and going on to a 2-1/4-length win in 1:54.2 for trainer Paul Fusco. As the second longest shot on the board at 26-1, Skyway Fireball returned $55.20 to win as 1-5 public choice Raptors Flight N had to settle for second.

Skyway Fireball strode clear of the field at odds of 26-1 for driver Vinny Ginsburg in the sixth race at the Meadowlands Thursday night. Lisa Photo.

Scoring with big bombs is nothing new for Ginsburg. Earlier in the meet, he scored with You Beda Rock – a horse he also trains – on Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 at odds of 38-1 and 43-1, respectively.

Beckwith fans cashed in with 3-2 favorite Ooh Real Good in the eighth race. The William Wiggins student hit the wire in 1:54.4 in the fillies and mares TrackMaster 74 pace.

Trainer Fusco’s second winner completed the late double when the ‘Beckwith Bomb’ Striking Impact scored at 30-1 after racing uncovered for the final half before eventually wearing down his foes in 1:53 in a $25,000-$40,000 claiming handicap pace.

A LITTLE MORE: No winning tickets were sold in the 20-cent Pick-6, setting up a carryover of $2,600 for Friday night (Dec. 2). Those with five correct cashed in for $216.72. … With Ginsburg and Beckwith connecting with long shots during the sequence, the lone 50-cent Pick-4 returned $9,814.60. … All-source handle totaled $1,027,440 on the nine-race card. … Racing resumes Friday at 6:20 p.m.

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