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Bettor's Edge vs Western Joe on Saturday at The Meadowlands

Saturday, March 31, 2018

  Bettor's Edge (Vic Kirby) and Western Joe (Jimmy Marohn, Jr) will continue their budding rivalry in Saturday's second race, a $20,000 Preferred Handicap pace. Five of the past six Preferred has seen one of the two come home a winner with "Joe" holding a 3-2 "Edge" over his counterpart. The pair drew for the outside here with Western Joe getting the better of it pulling post 5, just inside Bettor's Edge. 

  

Western Joe has amassed $55,100 in just eight 2018 starts for owner Anthony Ruggeri on the strength of five winning efforts. Chris Choate trains the 4-year-old horse. 

  

Bettor's Edge is at $41,150 and is 7 of 9 on the board this season for trainer Jennifer Lappe who shares ownership of the 9-year-old with Robert Santagata. 

  

The wagering has been hot and heavy for the past several weeks with the horizontal wagers reaching new seasonal highs each week and the vertical Super Jackpot Hi-5 carry over is at $167,139 into Saturday's last race play. 

  

Get free program pages for the Late Pick 4 and the Super Hi-5 here and handicapping tips from the house observers are also yours for a click. 

  

Post time is 7:15 p.m. 

 


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