Freehold, NJ – On a rainy Labor Day, My Tallia Ideal and Rockaholic won first leg divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres on September 2, 2013 at Freehold Raceway.
My Tallia Ideal by Western Ideal won the third race, the $7,000 division for three-year-old pacing fillies, with a 1:57 mile on an off track.
Daniel Dube handled the Scott Di Domenico trainee who was a half-length winner over Light Of Day [Rocknroll Hanover]. It was a length and a half to Get The Look [Cam’s Card Shark] in third.
My Tallia Ideal [$2.80], unraced at two, picked up her fifth win and has now finished in-the-money in eight of 12 starts. She races for Quebec owners Gestion Mario Audet Inc. and Yves Sarrazin.
Rockaholic [$16.60] picked up his first win of the year in his 16th start, the $7,000 division for three-year-old pacing colts and gelding, carded as the eighth race.
The son of Rocknroll Hanover, driven by Eric Abbatiello and trained by Yogi Sheridan, paced the mile in a career best 1:54.1.
It was a length and a quarter to Always There by Western Ideal in second and two lengths to Nick Fotiu by Cam’s Card Shark in third.
Rockaholic improved his career record to four wins, four seconds and four thirds from 28 attempts and has earned nearly $50,000 for Joseph Zicchino of Point Pleasant, NJ.
by Carol Hodes for SBOA/NJ