01/14/2010 1:00AM

Wolfson out to continue streak


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - David Jacobson didn't get to run Wolfson for 67 days after he claimed him last September for $25,000. Horse and trainer have more than made up for lost time.

In a span of 31 days, Wolfson reeled off three consecutive victories over the inner track. He will seek his fourth win in 44 days Friday when he meets seven rivals in a $50,000 claiming race for New York-breds at Aqueduct. The race is also written as a second-level allowance race, but only Brock N Roll, a 2-for-18 shipper from Finger Lakes, is not entered for the $50,000 claiming price.

Jacobson also entered The Truffle Man, but named jockey David Cohen on both, which by rule means only one may run. Jacobson, who is tied for second in the trainers' standings with nine victories, said Wednesday he was leaning toward running Wolfson. Jacobson said Wolfson had a minor problem after he finished last at Belmont for Tim Ritvo in September. In three starts over the inner track, Wolfson has proven versatile enough to win from a stalking position, as he did on Dec. 13, or from a press-pacing position, as he did on Jan. 2.

Jacobson thought Wolfson's last effort was the most impressive because he beat Missile Motor and Independence War, both of whom were in solid form entering that race. Jacobson said Wolfson has continued to do well and he is hoping to get one more race out of him before perhaps giving him a freshening.

Wolfson's last three races came against open company - for $10,000, $20,000, and then in a starter handicap last out - and Jacobson views this as a drop in class.

"I feel this is a drop in class because it's restricted," Jacobson said. "It could come up very tough, but in the middle of the winter these races generally come up pretty easy. There are no gangbusters in there."

January Gent, trained by Richard Dutrow Jr., has never finished worse than second in eight career starts. He's making his first start since finishing second in the slop at Finger Lakes on Nov. 20. January Gent, who has 2 wins and 2 seconds over the inner track, has won off layoffs of 48 and 323 days, so this 56-day layoff shouldn't be hindrance.

Lookin at Her won a division of the New York Stallion Stakes in November 2008 in front-running fashion. Lookin at Her will break from post 2 under C.C. Lopez.