It was a parade of longshots at The Meadowlands on Friday night. The centerpiece of which was a shocking 90-1 upset in the third race. That win by Esteemed Members and driver Mike Pollio ensured a Pick 5 carryover into the Saturday program of $24,815.69. The last time a Pick 5 carried over into a Saturday program at The Meadowlands, it resulted in a pool of over $128,000 and that carryover was less than the carryover being offered into this Saturday's program.
The win by Esteemed Members also played a big role in their being only one winning ticket in the Early Pick 4, which returned $39,951.70 for a $1 play. In addition a combination of 39-1 winner Canary Island (placed first via disqualification) and 24-1 winner Twin B Spike Man sparked a Late Pick 4 payout of $60,527.20 for a $1 minimum, again revealing just one winning ticket in the entire pool.
The featured race on the program was the A-2/A-1/FFA Handicap for Filly and Mare Pacers. Lorrie Please made it back to back victories for the combination ofand at the Free For All Handicap Level, pacing the mile in 1:50.4. The win was one of three on the night for driver .
The Meadowlands eclipsed $3 Million in handle once again Friday night, with a total handle of $3,040,178, which reflects a 6-percent increase from the same Friday one year ago. On-track handle was also up 7-percent.
Racing resumes Saturday night, with first post time of 7:15 P.M., featuring a $24,815.69 Pick 5 Carryover which kicks off the program in race 1.
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