Captaintreacherous vs Foiled Again led the Friday qualifying parade at The Meadowlands.
They left the gate withinsisting on the lead with Foiled Again from post one and "The Captain" taking a tuck around the first turn. That order continued through fractions of :28, :56.4 and 1:25.1 when Foiled drifted into the two or three path as the turned home and steering Captaintreacherous though on the inside as they sprinted home in :26.1.
Foiled held sway to the wire in the 1:51.2 work. Both horses were quite willing and encouraged only by the spirit of the competition. It's going to be a fun summer watching these two and the rest of the top older horses square off.
Overall, conditions were fair for the qualifiers held under overcast skies with little wind and temperatures in the mid 60's, the track was fast.
The enigmatic Quick Deal had to get a flat line after a pair of gate breaks and he did so in 1:54 within to drive some Burke horses with abroad for Sunday's Elitlopp. Quick Deal has spotted top trotters considerable ground a number of times with his antics and gone some incredible uncharted fractions in pursuit of the field in those races. He barely raised a sweat today. Boadicea Hanover, also from the Burke barn with driving, tracked the winner and was a good second.
Creatine made his seasonal debut this morning for trainer Bobby Stewart. The 2013Futurity winner was strong riding along behind through easy numbers, then responded willingly when Mike La Chance tipped him out in the stretch to win by a length in 1:54.3 / 28. went a good mile and held the place over a closing Money On My Mind.
The talented sophomore pacing filly Gallie By The Beach flashed a glimpse of what she's capable of with a 1:52.2/ 26.4 off by herself for. She is the result of mating the champion mare of a decade ago Galleria to the current king of pacing sires and she's the goods. trains her for Jules Siegel's Fashion Farms.
Two from's fleet of sophomore pacing colts sprinted home together in 27 flat on the end of a 1:53 mile with Ideal Magic and Tetrick edging Journeyman and . They both looked sharp in preparation for upcoming stakes engagements. Lord Of Misrule was a closing third as the Antonacci stable made its first appearance of the spring.
Find results and replays of the day's events here.
Live racing returns tonight at 7:15 with the New Jersey Sires Stakes trotters on the bill.
by Nick Salvi, for the Meadowlands