Certified Ideal wins $25,000 NJSS at Freehold

07:54 AM 27 Sep 2013 NZST
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Jim Pantaleano drove Certified Ideal to NJSS win
Photo by Mike Lizzi

Freehold, NJ – September 26, 2013 – Certified Ideal breezed to a three-length victory, extending her winning streak to three, in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres Final, the featured seventh race on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Freehold Raceway.

Six three-year-old pacing fillies went postward; My Tallia Ideal was scratched sick.

Jim Pantaleano put Certified Ideal [$2.20] on the lead, and she performed like an odds on favorite, defeating Light of Day [Rocknroll Hanover] by three and Get The Look [Cam’s Card Shark] by seven and a quarter.

Trained by Ross Croghan, Certified Ideal is a daughter of Western Ideal and races for her owner-breeders, Arthur Rudolph and the Rudolph Stables of Ronkonkoma, NY, and Bernard Owen of Boynton Beach, FL.

The mile was timed in 1:56.3.

Certified Ideal now has five wins, one second and one third in 11 starts this year and has finished in-the-money in 10 of 20 career starts, banking $69,029.

Prior to the betting card, Vida De Vie, a three-year-old trotting filly, scored a six and three-quarter length victory in the $7,000 second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres. 

The Muscles Yankee filly, driven by Daniel Dube and trained by Chris Ryder, trotted the mile in 1:59.1, defeating Connie Keeper [Muscles Yankee]. 

It was 27 ½ lengths to Queen of More [Chocolatier] in third.

Owned and bred by Joie De Vie Farm LLC of Jobstown, NJ, Vida De Vie now has three wins, one second and three thirds in 17 starts this year and six wins, three second and four thirds in 29 starts lifetime with earnings in excess of $90,000.

Submitted by Carol Hodes for SBOA/NJ



 

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