Four Wins for Marshall at Freehold Saturday
Posted 68 days
They call him “Diamond Jim”, and he had a gem of an afternoon on Saturday (January 25) at Freehold Raceway. Jim Marshall III was four of the eleven races on the program.
He didn’t waste any time, taking race 1 with Brandon Mongiello’s Northern Jack ($4.40). After missing in races 2 and 3, he bounced back in the 4th race, guiding the John Bavosi-trained gelding Tie Your Shoe Ed ($5) to his second consecutive win.
Marshall completed the hat trick with Bullet Bob ($5.80) in race 6, for trainer Mark Harder. He had three chances to complete the grand slam, and did so in race 11 with R M Blackhawk ($2.60). That win also gave Mongiello his second training win of the day.
The veteran driver has gotten off to a strong start in 2020. On the calendar year, he’s won 15 races from 88 starts, good for third place in the Freehold driver standings. Since Freehold restarted on August 30, Marshall has 40 victories in 336 drives.
Live racing resumes at Freehold on Thursday, beginning at 12:30 PM EST. Marshall is named to drive in every race on the card.