Lyons Steel Seeks Another Freehold Preferred Win
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Lyons Steel has been a dominant force at Freehold Raceway, winning the Preferred Handicap pace each of the past two weeks. He’ll seek a three-peat on Saturday afternoon (October 10).
The Dennis Watson-trained gelding has been a regular at Freehold lately, competing in the Preferred each of the past six weeks. After missing in the first four, he got up to win by a head two weeks ago, going the mile in a meet best-1:53.2. Last week, he rallied from last to win by 1 1/4 lengths at 13/1. Over the past twelve months, he’s won the Preferred six times. He was assigned post position eight on Saturday, with usual driver Pat Lachance.
A full field will take him on, including Pyro, a winner of four in a row earlier in the year for Ron Burke, and Century Endeavor, a recent Open winner at Saratoga Harness for Kevin McDermott. The race is scheduled as the eighth on a 12-race card, with a post time of 2:50 PM.
The Saturday card also features New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund action. In the second leg of the series for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, King James Express will seek redemption. He was the 1/5 favorite in the first leg last week, but made multiple breaks and ended up last. He’s got post position three, for trainer Mark Harder and driver Jason Bartlett.
The series for 2-year-old pacing fillies begins, with two divisions of leg 1. One division is scheduled as a non-betting race, with a field of five. The second division features a field of six, including Renaissance winner Podium Girl. That will be the sixth race.
Post time for the first race at Freehold on Saturday is about 12:30 PM.