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Five Wins for Abbatiello at Freehold Saturday

Good things have been coming in multiples recently for members of the Freehold Raceway driving colony. Eric Abbatiello won five races on the card Saturday (December 12), making this the sixth straight day a driver has won at least four races.

Abbatiello got his first winner of the day in race 3, guiding Black Dan to victory for trainer Dave Wiskow. He gave Albert a Scootin a great pocket-sitting trip in the sixth race, for trainer John Bavosi. He got the hat trick on 20/1 shot Sword ofthe Spirit in race 10, for trainer Lewis Nunes, and completed the grand slam with front-running Natural Leda in race 11. Mike Russo was the winning trainer. Abbatiello capped his big day in the 12th race, as Brass Monkey went gate-to-wire for trainer Randy Taft.
Abbatiello’s big day puts him in the thick of the driving race, with four days left in the 2020 Freehold season. He now has 66 wins on the meet, putting him in a tie for second with Vinny Ginsburg. Austin Siegelman leads the way, with 71 victories.
Live racing resumes at Freehold on Friday (December 18), with a listed first post time of 12:30 PM. There will be a pair of carryovers on the card: the early pick 4 has a carryover of $1,515.96, while the pick 5 has a carryover of $736.43.