Manalapan, NJ –-– Choco Sun and Shelikescandy, 2-year-olds by Chocolatier, accounted for two of the three victories in $7,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Freehold Raceway.
Choco Sun [Chocolatier-Bancroft Hall] was a head winner over Angels Ransom [by Revenue-Queen Of Angels] and held a nine and a quarter length advantage over Rannoch Moor [Muscles Yankee-Loch Katrine] in the third race division for colts and geldings.
Marcus Johansson was at the lines of the Orjan Torstensson trainee. The mile was clocked in 2:02.4.
It was Choco Sun’s first win along with two seconds in four starts. He is owned by Eirik Djuve of Sola, Norway.
Only four contested the filly division, carded as a non-betting event, and Shelikescandy prevailed by a length and three-quarters over first-time starter Worldrecordsweeper [Muscles Yankee-Locksweeper]. I’ll Bring Dessert [Chocolatier-Victory Dreamer] was third by two lengths in the 2:03.4 mile.
Shelikescandy [Chocolatier-Bancroft Hall], driven by Steve Smith and trained by Nifty Norman, now has a win and two thirds in four starts, racing for the Enzed Racing Stable Inc. of Allentown, NJ.
Muscle On It [$11] [Muscle Hill-Viking's Goddess] claimed the third division, a split for colts, carded as the ninth race, with the fastest clocking, 2:00.4.
Muscle On It, a Chris Ryder trainee, was handled by Daniel Dube. He finished a length and three-quarters ahead of Chocolate Day [Chocolatier-Day For Night] and 4-1/4 ahead of Holiday Spirit [Chocolatier].
Ryder co-owns the trotting colt with Robert Mondilio of Delaware, OH and Max Wernick of New York, NY.Homefortheholidays]
No elims were necessary for the Charles Smith Trot for 3-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters which drew three entrants – Bouncer, Dagget and Super Classic – who will vie for $38,500 on September 20.