Manalapan, NJ --- Muscle On In and Well Built, stablemates and both sons of Muscle Hill, finished one-two in the $66,500 Harold Dancer Trot on Friday (Sept. 27) at Freehold Raceway.
Muscle On In ($3.40, $3.80, $2.60) was in front at every call and scored a 1-1/4 length victory over Well Built, trotting the mile in 2:00.1. Skates N Plates by Revenue was third by three lengths.
Both first crop of Muscle Hill colts are trained by their co-owner, Chris Ryder. Ryder turned over the driving assignment on Muscle On In to Daniel Dube while he handled Well Built.
A $15,000 Harrisburg Sale purchase, Muscle On In races for the partnership of Ryder, Robert Mondillo and Max Wernick. Muscle On In now has three wins in nine starts and a bankroll of $52,665.
The Harold Dancer Trot for 2-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.
In New Jersey Sire Stakes–Green Acres action prior to the betting card, I’ll Bring Dessert, driven by Jim Marshall III and trained by Linda Toscano, was a five length winner over Shelikescandy in 2:03.4. Both are daughters of Chocolatier.
I’ll Bring Dessert, who picked up her first win in seven starts, races for PC Wellwood Enterprises and William Weaver III.
Muscle Pump Queen (by Muscles Yankee) was third by 6-1/4 lengths in the $7,000 third leg for 2-year-old trotting fillies.
In the $7,000 opening leg for 3-year-old trotting colts, Dagget was a neck winner over Chocolate Delight in 2:01.4. Marion Mayday was third by 1-1/4 lengths.
The top three finishers are all by Chocolatier.
Dagget was driven by Tyler Butenschoen for trainer John Butenschoen. He is owned by William Wiswell and Jean Goehlen.