East Rutherford, NJ - Crosby's Clam Bake will look to continue his reign at the top of the trotting class when he takes on seven worthy rivals on Friday night at The Meadowlands in the featured sixth race, an $18,000 conditioned event.
A winner now of three straight with the last two right on the lead against many of the same horses Crosby's Clam Bake has been designated as the 2-1 favorite despite being assigned the outside eight post. His keen gate speed and the respect of the competition provide driver Jimmy Marohn, Jr with a few good options to get his charge into the race.
Trainer Andrew Federico, Jr has enjoyed great success with horses sent east by top Pennsylvania conditioner Randy Bendis and clearly has Crosby's Clam Bake as crisp as a Sam Snead drive for the start of the new season. Jack Piatt, II and Tom Pollack share ownership with the trainer on the seven-year-old Kadabra gelding.
It's another pair of thirteen race cards for the weekend with the horse population allowing for big fields and lively competition. Guarantees remain in place for the horizontal wagers and free program pages are yours for a click.
Promotionally the popular 60 second wagering spree returns and the first leg of the World Harness Handicapping Contest is on Saturday night.
Post time is 7:15 p.m.