Drazzmatazz Upsets In Freehold Feature

Published: December 20, 2019 04:57 pm EST

Drazzmatazz surprised most Freehold Raceway bettors on Friday (December 20), as he won the featured Preferred Handicap trot at double-digit odds.

Leaving from post position one, driver Vinny Ginsburg tucked him into the pocket off early leader Dynamic Edge. While he and Limerence got into an early duel, Drazzmatazz watched the action unfold while saving ground. Heading up the backstretch the final time, numerous horses made their moves, but no one could catch up to Dynamic Edge, who remained clear turning for home. Ginsburg kept Drazzmatazz glued to the pylons turning for home, and angled him out for a clear shot in the stretch. Dynamic Edge was game, but Drazzmatazz had all the momentum, and got up to win by a head at odds of 12/1. The final time was 1:57.3.

This gelding has been doing his best trotting at Freehold as of late: he's got three wins and two seconds in his last five starts over the Jersey half-miler. He's owned by Danbry Racing and trained by Tom Angerame. Angerame also won the fifth race with with Great Emancipator.

Ginsburg's win in the Preferred was one of four he bagged on Friday. He teamed up with Angerame on Great Emancipator, and also won Race 3 with Data and Race 11 with Jacinta Hanover.

Live harness racing continues at Freehold on Saturday, starting at roughly 12:30 p.m. There will be two carryovers: the early pick 4, starting in Race 2, has a carryover of $1,151.56, while the Pick 5, beginning in Race 5, will have a carryover of $735.45.