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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pacing Mares Top Friday Meadowlands Feature

East Rutherford, NJ - The Meadowlands weekend racing picks up on Friday evening with a dozen solid overnight events presented for your pari-mutuel pleasure.

Friday's card is the standard fare of pacing mares, trotters and a single division of the GSY amateur series.

The twin $17,500 features are the mare condition pace in race six and the G-Note trotting final in the seventh.

Inittowinafortune and Delightful Dragon, a pair of mares that do their best work over the mile oval,  are among the top contenders in the sixth.

Inittowinafortune lost a heartbreaker last week, nailed in the shadow of the wire after Corey Callahan had urged her to an open stretch lead. Mike Russo trains the career winner of more than $600,000 for owner Michael Pagonas.

Delightful Dragon, formerly a Grand Circuit winner having annexed the 2013 Three Diamonds at The Meadowlands, is reunited with David Miller who was aboard for that win. That and the return to the mile oval may be enough to overcome her assigned outside post. Delightful Dragon will eclipse the half million dollar mark in career earnings for owner / trainer Noel Daley with a good check on Friday.

David Miller also has a leading contender in the G-Note final in Midfield Magic, a short priced 1:54.2 winner in last week's elim. Jody Reidel trains Midfield Magic, another with ample back class, for Super Mile, LLC.

The lead promotion is the popular Black Friday Gift Card Sweepstakes where $1,500 in major department store cards will be meted out after races 3-10.

Post time is 7:15 p.m.