The third leg of the Graduate Series will highlight Saturday’s card of racing at The Meadowlands, with six divisions going postward for the four-year-olds.
Here’s a preview of the $40,000 divisions:
Graduate Series - Four-Year-Old Mare Trot
Bella Bellini will take on just four foes in this compact division. Dexter Dunn guided the Richard ‘Nifty’
Herculisa figures to put up a good fight based on the 2-0-1 record she’s assembled so far this season from just four assignments. David Miller is slated to driver the Virgil Morgan, Jr. trainee from Post 2.
Graduate Series - Four-Year-Old Open Trot
Rattle My Cage totes a two-race winning streak into this tilt, with his latest victory coming in an eye-catching clocking of 1:50.2 for trainer Ake Svanstedt. Yannick Gingras is listed to pilot the son of Love You-Caress The Senses from Post 4.
Cuatro De Julio marched to a 1:51.1 victory in a trip to Kentucky earlier this month, and he’ll look to build on that massive effort from Post 6 for the tandem of driver Andy McCarthy and trainer Marie Ortolan Bar.
The second division appears to be a wide-open contest which features Ahundreddollarbill fresh off a 1:50.2 triumph at The Meadowlands. Todd McCarthy engineered that win, and he’ll depart from Post 2 with the Tony Alagna pupil on Saturday evening.
Sonofamistery has racked up three wins from five starts this season, and he’ll try to bolster those impressive stats for the duo of driver Brian Sears and trainer Marcus Melander. The son of Muscle Hill-Mistery Woman will leave from Post 4. He was a Graduate Series winner over the
Graduate Series - Four-Year-Old Mare Pace
Test Of Faith will look to keep the ball rolling for driver David Miller and trainer Brett Pelling, who watched the daughter of Art Major-Cannae Cammie rally to an impressive win in last weekend’s Roses Are Red Stake. She now owns a 3-1-0 record from five starts this season, and the 2021 U.S. Horse of the Year will depart from Post 1 in her quest to add to her bankroll that stands in excess of $1.7 million.
Graduate Series - Four-Year-Old Open Pace
Carbine is the hot horse coming into this contest based on his three-race winning streak for trainer Tony Alagna. The son of Somebeachsomewhere-Shot Togo Bluechip will leave from Post 1 for driver Todd McCarthy, who guided the 10-time winner to a 1:49 triumph in a leg of the Graduate Series at