East Rutherford, NJ - Melady's Monet, the pride of Esther and Luca Balenzano's Melady Enterprises, makes his seasonal debut in the first race on Friday night at The Meadowlands, an $18,000 conditioned trot.
Thoughtfully managed by his dedicated owners and trainer Kevin McDermott Melady's Monet has earned over $1 million in his 40 win career the old fashioned way, by grinding it out in overnight races.
While other youngsters were pursuing the big money stakes, the son of Revenue S was making just a handful of starts at two with a few Green Acres wins at Freehold his only stakes successes as a sophomore.
Fact is, the biggest win of his entire career came just last Hambletonian Day when he took the Vincennes Invitational trot at The Meadowlands in a career best time of 1:51.4.
Now back to the races after his customary winter respite, Melady's Monet (Brett Miller driving) returns to face a solid group that includes Opulent Yankee, the winner of this class each of the past two weeks, and the always dangerous Muscle Diamond.
Friday's lead promotion is the popular "That's My Driver" contest for vouchers and prizes.
Post time is 7:15 p.m.