Sacco will send Voodoo Charm to the post in Thursday’s feature, a $44,000
allowance/optional claimer set for five furlongs over the turf. And while the colt will go no matter the
weather conditions, the trainer is certainly hoping some rains shift the race
over to the main track.
either way, but I wouldn’t mind if it got rained off the turf,” said Sacco, who
conditions Voodoo Charm for Pot O’Gold Stable.
“The turf is an experiment. Like
everything with horses, it’s trial and error.
I think he’ll do well on it, but I know he can run well on the dirt.”
Run well on
the dirt, indeed. Last season, Voodoo
Charm, a New Jersey-bred by Devil His Due, broke his maiden in May, captured an
optional claiming allowance in August and then capped his season with a victory
in the New Jersey Breeders’ Handicap.
From three starts this year, Voodoo Charm sports a pair of fourth-place
finishes and a third, that in his most recent outing on July 20.
well in his first start back,” Sacco said.
“I thought he would improve off of that effort, but they were kind of
even. We’ll give the turf a try.”
strategy, “He’ll sit just off the pace, tip out turning for home and hopefully
run by his rivals. At least that’s the
special 4 p.m. post time for the first of four twilight Thursday cards, the
featured fifth race has an estimated post time of 5:48 p.m.