Lyons Steel Headlines Freehold Saturday Feature
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Freehold Raceway fans have known how good Lyons Steel is for a long time. He’s won four of his last five races over this track, including a perfect 2-for-2 mark in 2021.
In recent times, Lyons Steel has enjoyed great success elsewhere as well. He won the winners-over pace at the Meadowlands February 20, for his second straight win at that track. On Monday night (March 15), he won a division of the first leg of the MGM Borgata series at Yonkers Raceway.
This Saturday, he returns to Freehold, for the Preferred Handicap pace. He’s been assigned the outside post position eight, for trainer Dennis Watson. Austin Siegelman, who drove him to victory on Monday at Yonkers, will be in the sulky.
Lyons Steel will face an interesting field of top-level pacers. Two mares have entered: Dongal Rundlscrk N, for trainer Shaun Vallee, and Best Honey Hanover, trained by Edwin Quevedo. Dongal Rundlscrk N was fourth in the Fillies & Mares Preferred Handicap at Yonkers last out, and won three races in a row at that track earlier in the year. Best Honey Hanover has won three of her last six between the Meadowlands and Yonkers. They were assigned the inside two post positions, respectively.
The field also includes three recent Freehold winners. Tisadream N, from post position three, has been on a hot streak. He’s won his last three races at Freehold, including a narrow win at the non-winners of $8,000 last 5 pace last out. Tom Fanning is his trainer.
Soho Chelsea A won at the non-winners of $8,000 last 5 level two starts back, for trainer Travis Kolaczynski. Both of his wins this year have come at Freehold. He’ll leave from post position four. Capozzo won a non-winners of $6,000 last 5 pace gate-to-wire last out, for trainer Tom Shay. He was assigned post position five.
Two of the top trainers in harness racing, Jenn Bongiorno and Ron Burke, entered a horse. Hot Deuce, making his second start of the year for Team Bongiorno, will leave from post position six. Yankee Roller A represents the Burke Brigade, having won five of his seven races on the year. He was assigned post position seven.
The Preferred Handicap will go as the ninth race on the card, with a scheduled post time of 3:10 PM.
The first of thirteen races at Freehold on Saturday is scheduled for 12:30 PM.