07/16/2015 8:52PM

Meadowlands Pace: Snyder vies for record fourth Pace win

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Dealt A Winner kicked home in 25 seconds in his Meadowlands Pace elimination.

No owner has taken home the Meadowlands Pace trophy more frequently than Jeffrey Snyder. The New York City resident has three Pace wins to his credit and on Saturday he sends out two sons of his former champions looking to upset the fortunes of the favored Wiggle It Jiggleit. 

Jeffrey Snyder, co-owner of Rock N' Roll World and sole owner of Dealt A Winner, knows his way to the Meadowlands winner's circle. He won his first Meadowlands Pace in 1994 with Cams Card Shark, returned for an encore 11 years later with Rocknroll Hanover, and scored in 2009 with Well Said. 

Now six years removed from his last thrill in the Pace, Snyder’s dynamic duo will need to pull off a shocker if he is to raise the trophy. Dealt A Winner is listed at 20-1 on the morning line and Rock N’ Roll World is a bulky 50-1.  

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Rock N' Roll World, a royally bred colt by Rocknroll Hanover out of Worldly Beauty, comes into the Pace off a solid third-place finish in his elimination some five lengths behind winner Wiggle It Jiggleit. The Mark Silva trainee is still seeking his first victory of the year, but has hit the board in seven of nine starts to date. 

Dealt A Winner is equally winless in 2015, showing just two placings and a third in five starts this year. Though his record is lacking, the gelded son of Cams Card Shark-Lazan Hanover was a fast closing second behind elimination winner In a The Arsenal a week ago, coming home in a sizzling 25 seconds. 

Driver David Miller steered both of the Silva-trained 3-year-olds and elected to stick with Dealt A Winner from post eight. Matt Kakaley picks up the drive on Rock N’ Roll World from post five for the $706,000 final. 

“He seemed a little sharper,” said Miller, who admitted that Dealt A Winner’s elimination effort took him off guard. “I’ve raced him in the past and he is fast but not handy. He surprised me on Saturday and raced great.”

While Miller added that Dealt A Winner has the speed and endurance to be a top horse, he wasn’t selling Rock N’ Roll World short despite his huge odds. “He might be a bit overmatched, but he is not a bad horse.”

The road to Pace glory undoubtedly goes through Wiggle It Jiggleit in 2015. Installed as the 4-5 morning line favorite, the Montrell Teague-driven star has won 14 of 15 career races with 13 of those victories coming this year. He will start from post four on Saturday. 

In The Arsenal has won five of eight starts in his sophomore season with the Art Rooney at Yonkers his lone stakes trophy. Brian Sears will steer the xxx second choice from post six. 

The field also includes North America Cup winner Wakizashi Hanover from post nine with regular driver Tim Tetrick and last year's 2-year-old colt pacing champion Artspeak, who will leave from post three with Scott Zeron. 

The Meadowlands Pace is scheduled as race 10 on a 14-race stakes filled program that commences at 7:15 p.m.  The featured Pace is scheduled for a 10:45 start. 

 

Mark Parker More than 1 year ago
I can't wait going to be a good race