East Rutherford, NJ - The 2017 edition of the New Jersey Sires Stakes for three-year-olds come to their conclusion with the $100,000 finals for all four divisions on Friday night at The Meadowlands.
The speedy pacing colt Every Way Out has been invincible at both two and three, sweeping through the state restricted program with nary an anxious moment. There is no reason to think Friday's race will be any different as he's be facing the same group of overmatched rivals and has been installed as the 1-5 choice on the morning line from post two in the second race.
Tim Tetrick has been aboard for all of the previous successes and will drive Every Way Out on Friday for trainer Dylan Davis and owners Taylor, Basen, Gold and Lazzaro.
Another prohibitive favorite is the pacing filly Colorful Jasmine, who has dominated her rivals in both preliminary legs for the Cancelliere brothers, John (owner) and Tom (trainer).
The homebred Philos Hanover lass lowered her record to 1:52.3 in an open length leg two win last week with plenty left and leaves from the pole for Corey Callahan in Friday's fourth race.
Both of the trotting races have a clear cut favorite in each division as well.
Race five features the gifted filly Ariana G, last season's top freshman. She was held out of leg two off after her crushing 1:52.2 victory for Yannick Gingras in the first leg. Nine other talented sophomore fillies have accepted the challenge but the road to the winner's circle clearly goes through Ariana G. Jimmy Takter trains the homebred champion for Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld.
What The Hill has been dominant against the trotting colts. He swept through both legs with the greatest of ease, lowering his record to 1:52.2 in the process for trainer Ron Burke and his partners Our Horse Cents Stable, J&T Silva and Deo Volente Farms. Driver Dave Miller will direct the fortunes of What The Hill from post two in Friday's seventh race.
A good supporting card, the popular 60 second wagering spree promotion and a party on Victory Terrace with music and host Gary Dileo await your visit to live racing.
Post time is 7:15 p.m.