Fields Set for 52nd Edition of Split Lady Suffolk Trot
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Freehold, NJ—-The 52nd edition of the Lady Suffolk goes in divisions at Freehold on Friday, May 6. The 6th and 8th races each carry a $39,825 purse.
In the first division, Jeff Gregory goes from the rail for John Stark, Jr. with Imageofasweetday, a winner of $94,963 lifetime and a finalist in the NYSS at Yonkers last fall. Right alongside will be Cat Manzi and Refuse To Lose for trainer George Teague, Jr. She’s got over $96,000 on her card lifetime and competed with Canadas’ best freshmen fillies a year back in the Peaceful Way and the Champlain. Veteran Charlie Norris trains and drives #4 Pacific Splash. Both divisions carry six horse fields.
In the second split for the same $39,825, Jeff Gregory again starts from the fence, this time with Dance Steps, once again for John Stark, Jr. Jason Bartlett is in town to give it a go with Linda Toscano’s Don’t Cry Lindy. Post four will be Trond Smedshammer’s Katie Done Did It, Cat Manzi will handle Balmy Breeze from post 5, and Jim Pantaleano starts from post 6 with Sheer Wide for Jim Campbell, a Hambletonian Oaks winning trainer.
The Lady Suffolk, which began in 1960, goes in divisions for the 10th straight season. 29 of the 51 prior years it has been split into at least two divisions. 2011 marks the 20th straight year the race will be contested at Freehold. Such notables as Delmonica Hanover (1972), Grades Singing (1985-$2,536,301) and Jefs Spice (1986-$2,311,271) have won this in the past.
Post time for Friday’s 10 race card is set for 12:30pm.
The complete fields with post position and morning line odds are as follows:
Race 6 - First Division
1 - Imageofasweetday, Jeff Gregory, 3-1
2 - Refuse to Lose, Cat Manzi, 2-1
3 - Andorra Gold, Jason Bartlett, 8-1
4 - Pacific Splash, Charlie Norris, 5-1
5 - Cameo Credit, Tyler Buter, 4-1
6 - Miss Lee, Mark Lancaster, 6-1
Race 8 - Second Division
1 - Dance Steps, Jeff Gregory, 5-1
2 - Pure Barre, Jim Marshall lll, 8-1
3 - Don’t Cry Lindy, Jason Bartlett, 2-1
4 - Katie Done Did It, Trond Smedshammer, 6-1
5 - Balmy Breeze, Cat Manzi, 3-1
6 - Sheer Glide, Jim Pantaleano, 4-1