Smalltownthrowdown Impressive at Freehold Friday
Posted 554 days
Smalltownthrowdown threw it down to his opposition at Freehold Raceway on Friday (May 21), and no one was able to compete with him. He won the Preferred Handicap trot by 1 1/2 lengths, just missing the aged gelding track record in the process.
Assigned the outside post position seven, Smalltownthrowdown was the 9-5 second choice. Austin Siegelman left with him, and sent him after the lead in the opening quarter. He got to the front and crossed over to the lead by the time they passed the quarter pole, going the first split in 27 3/5 seconds.
As they rounded the final turn, Smaltownthrowdown retained a comfortable advantage. Windsong Pioneer, who sat in the pocket the whole way, and Top Flight Angel, who moved first-over, tried to challenge, but no one was able to seriously threaten the leader. Smalltownthrowdown crossed the wire in 1:55 1/5, missing Stormy Kromer’s aged gelding track record by 2/5 of a second, and Mystical Sunshine’s Freehold track record by 3/5 of a second.
Smalltownthrowdown has now won seven times this year from seventeen starts, with earnings of more than $65,000. Lifetime, this 8-year-old gelding has won 37 times from 123 starts, earning more than $1.1 million in the process. Hee’s owned by Wish Me Luck Stables and trained by Mike Terpolilli.
Windsong Pioneer, Top Flight Angel, Winneress, Shoemaker Hanover, Drazzmatazz, and Warrawee Roo completed the order of finish.
Live racing continues at Freehold on Saturday (May 22), starting at about 12:30 PM.