By Carol Hodes for SBOANJ
FREEHOLD, NJ – October 23, 2014 – In five of his six starts, Dealt A Winner has been dealt a winning hand.
The gelded son of Cam’s Card Shark puts a three-race winning streak on the line in the $43,000 New Jersey Futurity for two-year-old pacers, the ninth race on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Freehold Raceway.
The Futurity, which is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, drew eight starters, including two fillies.
Dealt A Winner, trained by Edward Hart, is coupled in the wagering with Green Acres Champ Rock N’ Roll World [Rocknroll Hanover], who is conditioned by Nifty Norman. Jeffrey Snyder of New York City owns Dealt A Winner and is partners with Three Decades Racing LLC of Moorestown, NJ on Rock N’ Roll World.
The entry is rated the favorite at 6-5 on the morning line.
Dealt A Winner, who has a bankroll of $119,879 posted an eight-length victory in his last start, the $100,000 Lou Babic Final at Freehold on September 27. He has also won divisions of the Reynolds and Geers, both at Tioga Downs, and a preliminary leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands.
The only flaw in his record was when he uncharacteristically went off stride at the start of the New Jersey Sire Stakes Final on July 12, rallied from ninth and still finished third.
9th Race - $43,000 New Jersey Futurity – 2yo Pacers
Hd#-Post#-Horse-Sire-Driver – Trainer - ML
1-6-Dealt A Winner-Cam’s Card Shark-Jason Bartlett-Edward Hart – 6-5
1A-8-Rock N’ Roll World- Rocknroll Hanover – Steve Smith – Nifty Norman – 6-5
2-1-Cheyenne Robin [filly] – Rocknroll Hanover – Daniel Dube- Robert Siegelman – 7-2
3-2-Edward Teach- Rocknroll Hanover – George Brennan – Ron Burke -12-1
4-3-Rock Of the Ages-Rocknroll Hanover – Vincent Ginsburg – Nick Surick – 50-1
5-4-Devils Cut- Western Ideal – Jim Marshall III – Stacy Chiodo- 20-1
6-5-Western Pioneer- Western Ideal- Tim Tetrick – Nancy Johansson – 7-1
7-7-Strut My Stuff [filly] – Western Ideal – Jack Baggitt Jr. – Ross Croghan – 3-1