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Chocolate Delight hopes to sweeten his bankroll

04:16 AM 25 Oct 2013 NZDT
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Chocolate Delight heads $25,000 NJSS final at Freehold
Photo by Helene Gregory for World Wide Racing Photos

 MANALAPAN, NJ – October 24, 2013 – Chocolate Delight could sweeten his bankroll on Friday in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres Final for three-year-old trotting colts at Freehold Raceway.

The son of Chocolatier, driven by Jim Meittinis and trained by Oyvind Hegdal, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in the field of six.

The gelding will leave from post three.

Chocolate Delight splits his time between the racetrack and the show ring.  Twelve-year-old Victoria Hegdal of New Egypt, NJ has earned ribbons with the trotter, who is trained by her father and owned by her mother, Camilia.

On the track, Chocolate Delight has three wins, two seconds and one third from 11 starts this year, banking $27,165 toward a career total of $36,225.

Among his victories was the $27,000 New Jersey Futurity on October 3, posting his career best time of 1:59.3.

The field from the rail out, with sire, driver, trainer and morning line odds:  Fandango Tornado, Revenue, Harry Landy, James Porter, 3-1; Order By Road, Chocolatier, Jim Pantaleano, Syl King Jr., 4-1; Chocolate Delight, Chocolatier, Jim Meittinis, Oyvind Hegdal, 2-1; Marion Mayday, Chocolatier, Kyle DiBenedetto, Syl King Jr., 6-1; Power Wheel, Muscle Yankee, Steve Smith, Gary Cameron II, 5-1 and Dagget, Chocolatier, Tyler Butenschoen, John Butenschoen, 8-1.

 by Carol Hodes for the SBOA/NJ




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