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Friday, October 10, 2014


By Carol Hodes for the SBOANJ

 MANALAPAN, NJ – October 9, 2014 –  Shelikescandy was the sweetest of all, winning the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres Final for three-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Freehold Raceway.

The daughter of Chocolatier, driven by Steve Smith and trained by Dawn Anderson, bested a field of three in a non-wagering event.  She stayed flat; the other two starters did not.  The margin of victory was 14 ¾ lengths and for a clocking of 2:03.3.

Revergreen [Revenue] was second and Coin Collector [Chocolatier] was distanced.

Shelikescandy completed a sweep of the four-week Green Acres and improved her record to five wins and one third in 16 starts this year.  Lifetime, she has finished in-the-money in 11 of 22 starts.  Bred by Dr. Stephen Perrine Dey, she has earned $67,009 for owner George Beck of Freehold, NJ.

In a $7,000 second-round Green Acres for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, also contended prior to the betting card, Choco Sun [Chocolatier] held on for a head victory over Angels Ransom [Revenue] in 1:58.2.

It was a length back to Holiday Spirit [Chocolatier] in third.

Choco Sun has now won two straight in Green Acres action.  The Orjan Torstensson trainee was driven to victory by Jim Meittinis.

Choco Sun, owned by Eirik Djuve Inc. of Bordentown, NJ, picked up his second win with a second and two thirds from eight starts this year.  He has finished in-the-money in 10 of 15 career starts, earning $51,706.