Day At The Track

Chocolatier foals win 2 of 3 NJSS Green Acres Stakes

09:40 AM 14 Sep 2013 NZST
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Marcus Johansson, harness racing
Marcus Johansson

MANALAPAN, NJ – September 13, 2013 – Choco Sun and Shelikescandy, two-year-olds by Chocolatier, accounted for two of the three victories in $7,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Freehold Raceway.

Choco Sun [$8.60] was a head winner over Angels Ransom [by Revenue] and held a nine and a quarter length advantage over Rannoch Moor [by Muscles Yankee] in third race division for colts and geldings.

Marcus Johansson was at the lines of the Orjan Torstensson trainee.  The mile was clocked in 2:02.4.

It was Choco Sun’s first win along with two seconds in four starts.  He is owned by Eirik Djuve of Sola, Norway.

Only four contested the filly division, carded as a non-betting event, and Shelikescandy prevailed by a length and three-quarters over first-time starter Worldrecordsweeper [by Muscles Yankee].  I’ll Bring Dessert [by Chocolatier] was third by two lengths in the 2:03.4 mile.

Shelikescandy, driven by Steve Smith and trained by Nifty Norman, now has a win and two thirds in four starts, racing for the Enzed Racing Stable Inc. of Allentown, NJ.

Muscle On It [$11] by Muscle Hill claimed the third division, a split for colts, carded as the ninth race, with the fastest clocking, 2:00.4.

Muscle On It, a Chris Ryder trainee, was handled by Daniel Dube.  He finished a length and three-quarters ahead of Chocolate Day and four and a quarter head of Holiday Spirit, both by Chocolatier.

Ryder co-owns the trotting colt with Robert Mondilio of Delaware, OH and Max Wernick of New York, NY.

No elims were necessary for the Charles Smith Trot for three-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters which drew three entrants – Bouncer, Dagget and Super Classic – who will vie for $38,500 on September 20. 

by Carol Hodes for SBOA/NJ

 



 

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