MANALAPAN, NJ - September 5, 2014 - A well-balanced field of eight three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, including New Jersey Classic winner Sweet Rock, will face-off in the $42,000 New Jersey Futurity, the ninth race on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Freehold Raceway.
Sweet Rock rallied for a nose victory in the $225,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic on August 2 at the Meadowlands in a lifetime best of 1:49.4. In his last start, the $54,072 Geers at Tioga Downs on August 17, he was third.
Thetrainee, driven by , has been rated 9-2 in the morning line from post eight. This year, he has two wins, four seconds and two thirds from 15 starts, banking $142,133 toward a career total of $167,391 for the Delaware-based ownership of Legacy Racing, RA Hazzard and GP Calloway.
Art History  was given the slight 3-1 morning line nod from the rail with Hall of Famer driving.
Art History, trained by, has two wins and three thirds in seven starts this year, banking $17,840 for Kenneth Klein of Amonk, NY and the Old Block Stables of New York City.
The-trained Gold Rocks [ ] will be paired with driver , leaving from post five, and is rated 7-2 in the morning line.
The New Jersey Futurity is restricted to New Jersey-sired horses and is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.
The field for the $42,000 New Jersey Futurity [3yo open division] with sire, driver, trainer and morning line odds:
1-Art History-- - -3-1
2-Card Shock-Cam's Card Shark-- -10-1
3-Earthshaker-- -James Petruccelli-6-1
4-Nubble Light-- -Deleston Cote-9-1
5-Gold Rocks-- -Tony Alanga-7-2
6-Cheyenne Seeber-- .- -30-1
7-Rocknroll Reality-- - -9-2
8-Sweet Rock-Rocknroll Hanmover-- -9-2.
by Carol Hodes, for SBOANJ