Burke and Brennan Win Freehold Feature Again
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Last week, trainer Ron Burke and driver George Brennan won the Preferred Handicap pace at Freehold Raceway with the favorite from the outside post. For Saturday’s (March 20) edition, it was like deja vu.
While Bettor Memories prevailed last week, they teamed up this time with Yankee Roller A, who crushed the field by 1 1/4 lengths in Saturday’s feature race.
Despite the outside post, Yankee Roller A went off at 3/5. As soon as the race started, Brennan sent his drive towards the lead, clearing to the front before they got to the opening quarter. Once he made the front, Brennan slowed things down. He went the opening quarter in a relatively slow 27 4/5 seconds, followed by a half-mile split in 57 1/5 seconds.
Heading past three-quarters in 1:26 1/5, Brennan began to open up a bit with Yankee Roller A. With the rest of the field stuck behind the slow early pace, he turned on the jets, opening up in the stretch and getting the last quarter in 27 2/5 seconds. No one had much hope of catching Yankee Roller A from there, and he cruised under the wire as much the best. The final time was 1:53 3/5.
Yankee Roller A has an impressive 2021 campaign so far. Since joining the Burke Brigade at the start of the year, he’s won six times from eight races, while earning $32,575. His career earnings are now almost $140,000.
Dongal Rundlscrk N, Capozzo, Best Honey Hanover, Hot Deuce, Soho Chelsea A, and Tisadream N completed the order of finish.
Live racing at Freehold resumes on Friday, March 26, starting at about 12:30 PM. There will be a double pick 5 carryover on the card, $1,940.02.