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Cat Manzi’s Magnificent Seven
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - from the SOA of New York

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Yonkers, NY --- Catello Manzi was in the spotlight this past Saturday night, June 5, posting seven wins on the card at Yonkers Raceway.

Yonkers Raceway photo
Shown here with Presiding Judge Cammie Haughton, Catello Manzi proudly displays the number seven saddle pad, vouching for his seven wins on the Saturday night card at Yonkers.

One of those wins, an eight hole victory with BB Torio, came in the final leg of the newly introduced "Metro Six Shooter" wager. While the eight hole is a bad enough post under the most usual of circumstances, it was made an even more difficult task given the ten horse finale of the Metro Six Shooter. Add to that the fact that BB Torio was 12-1 on the morning line and without a trip to the winner's circle in any of the gelding’s prior eight starts this year. It was quite a feat.

Moreover, that win rewarded the solo Metro Six Shooter winner with $43,000-plus for a $1 wager. With the Metro Six Shooter gathering momentum, handicappers had better factor in the “Cat Man” in their figuring. Last week, besides the solo winner, some 60 fans correctly nabbed 5 of 6 on the Meadowlands/Yonkers Metro.

Confidence in Manzi, a Hall of Famer, is something that comes easy, especially on the half-mile oval. Not surprisingly, Cat then followed this performance with an encore of four wins on the Tuesday evening, June 8, card. Racing fans continue to be the beneficiaries of this talented teamster, day in and day out, at the Hilltop Oval.

The best bet in town, as well as the “Cat Man,” return to action on Saturday night, as does the Yonkers Summer Festival which features free rides and games for the kids, a great band, a horseshoeing demonstration, great races and free money added to the Metro wager. What are you doing Saturday night? Festivities and racing both begin at 6 p.m. -- check it out.

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