Pro Beach Wins Freehold Preferred Pace
Posted 16 days
Pro Beach bounced back from a fourth-place finish in the Preferred Handicap pace at Freehold Raceway last week with a 1 1/4-length win this Saturday (January 8).
Sent off as the 9/5 second choice in the eight-horse field, Austin Siegelman backed him off the early pace and dropped him into fourth place. Just before the half-mile point, Pro Beach moved first-over for the lead and took his shot at early leader Paduka A.
As they neared the far turn, Paduka A led the way, with Pro Beach pressing him on the outside. Rather than stay in the two-path, Siegelman decided to drop him back towards the pylons and save as much ground as he could. Turning for home, Pro Beach came back to the outside, and wore down Paduka A for the win. The final time was 1:55.1 over a “good” track.
Pro Beach is owned by George Beck and trained by Symon Spicer. He’s won 14 times from 109 starts, with earnings of just over $250,000.
Live racing resumes at Freehold on Thursday (January 13), starting at about 12:30 PM.