Seven in for Freehold Saturday Feature
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Freehold’s got a 12-race card for Breeders’ Cup Saturday (November 2), with a salty non-winners of $8,000 last five pace serving as the featured event.
Seven horses entered that contest, which has been scheduled as the seventh race. The top three finishers from the same-conditioned race on October 26 have returned. B Well drew post position six, and won last week in a 15/1 upset after a good first-over move. Eric Abbatiello will be in the bike for owner/trainer Vinny Valente.
Lyons Steel has won twice at the Freehold meet so far, and owns the fastest time of the meet, going a mile in 1:52.2 five weeks ago. The Dennis Watson trainee finished second as the favorite last week, and will seek to exert his revenge from post position seven. “Hungry Jack” Baggitt Jr, who has won eight races at the meet so far as he continues his comeback, will drive.
Barefoot Bluejeans has been in good form since shipping down from Batavia Downs, having won three of his last five races. He puled off a 17/1 upset against TrackMaster-conditioned pacers last week at the Meadowlands, and won twice at Freehold earlier in the season. Pat Berry will drive the Miriam Kraemer owned-and-trained gelding, who got post position three.
Leading trainer Nick Surick will send out two horses: The Onlyest One, who won against similar horses two starts back at Freehold, ad Gotta Go BB, shipping back from Yonkers Raceway. They drew post positions four and five, respectively.
Machiatto, a Jenn Bongiorno trainee who qualified well at Freehold last week, and Paprike Blue Chip, second or third in each of his last four races, round out the field.
The first race on Saturday at Freehold is scheduled for 12:30 PM EDT.