Trained by Bill Mott, Sharp Susan leads the charge from post eight for the mile and a sixteenth turf test. The 4-year-old Touch Gold filly captured the Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap on July 7 at Philadelphia Park and also picked up checks in the Churchill Distaff Turf (G3) and Ballston Spa (G2). After a six-month layoff, Sharp Susan kicked off her season with a victory over grade III winner Criminologist in an allowance race April 6 at Keeneland. At three, Sharp Susan won the Grade II Lake Placid at Saratoga. Kentucky -based breeders Kenny Troutt and Bill Casner, who race as WinStar Farm, own the filly.
The Violet, with a post time of 10:22 p.m., is carded as race eight on a nine-race program that begins at 7 p.m.
In addition to the racing action on Friday, the Meadowlands will be giving away $2,000 in free gas. Twenty lucky fans will each win a $100 gift card and be entered into a grand prize drawing set for Friday, Nov. 14. The grand prize drawing will give away a $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 free gas card.
The entire field for the Violet, with jockey assignments and trainers, is:
1. American Border, Jason Servis, Jose Lezcano, 117
2. Marie Rossa, Graham Motion, Jeremy Rose, 117
3. All Is Vanity, Christophe Clement, Alan Garcia, 117
4. Paradise Tonight, Joe Pierce Jr., Stewart Elliott, 118
5. Le Cordon Bleu, Michael Gorham, Rajiv Maragh, 117
6. Royalties, John Fisher, Joe Rocco Jr., 117
7. Cozzi Capital, Herman Wilensky, Carlos Marquez Jr. 119
8. Sharp Susan, Bill Mott, Joe Bravo, 121
9. Snow Cone, Joe Orseno, Eddie Castro, 117
10. Seeking An Angel, Alan Goldberg, Chuck Lopez, 117
11. Exchanging Fire, Stephen Mick, Eddie King, Jr., 117
12. Shytoe Lafeet, Larry Jones, Gabriel Saez, 121
13. Audacious Chloe, Todd Pletcher, Chris Decarlo, 117
14. Jenny Bean Girl (main-track only), Willard Thompson, Daniel Centeno, 117