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Homegrown Races At Freehold Saturday

Published: September 23, 2020 3:50 pm ET

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Saturday's (Sept. 26) card at Freehold Raceway is headlined by two divisions of the Homegrown for three-year-old pacers. The race drew a total of 13 entries which were subsequently split by sex.

The division for colts and geldings features a field of five, and will go as the fourth race. All five competed in the New Jersey Sire Stakes-Standardbred Development final last Saturday, which was won by 26-1 long shot Rockin The Gates. He will seek to continue his good form from the outside post for trainer Steve LeBlanc and driver Pat Berry.

JK Lucky Charms sought a sweep of the series last week, but couldn't get to the lead from an outside post and ended up losing by less than a length. He has post position one in the Homegrown, so he shouldn't have much trouble getting an ideal trip. Todd McCarthy drives for trainer Brett Pelling.

Level Up, Force N Fury and Rock N Teen round out the field.

A field of eight fillies will square off in the sixth race. JK Finendandy figures to once again be the favourite, coming off a big win in the NJSS-SDF final. She will leave from post position five for trainer Jenn Bongiorno and driver Joe Bongiorno.

Tony Alagna sends a pair of entrants. Caviart Heather hit the board in every leg of the series, but did not win. She will look to rebound from post position seven with Jason Bartlett in the sulky. Her stablemate, Libspeak, will start from post position four with driver Todd McCarthy.

Make A Scene, American In London, Ready Set Rock, Fit G and Run Deo Run complete the field.

The card also features the Renaissance final for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, programmed as the seventh race. King James Express looks like the one to beat, coming off a win in the New York Sire Stakes final at Yonkers Raceway. He will start from post position two for trainer Mark Harder and driver Jason Bartlett.

Captain Fancy, Not Today, Solid Alibi and Fika Time complete the ensemble.

The first race on the card is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. EDT.

(Freehold Raceway)

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