Verdicts In - First Acquital Takes Saturday Feature

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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East Rutherford, N.J. – Blue Top Holdings Stable’s First Acquital charged to the lead in mid-stretch before drawing off to a two length score in the $30,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at the Meadowlands on Saturday afternoon.

            Trained by Jorge Navarro and ridden by Jose Espinoza for his third winner on the card, First Acquital paid $17.40, $7.60 and $5.80.  Be My Candy completed the $189 exacta and returned $8.40 to place and $6.80 to show.  It was another length and a quarter back to Vibrant Worship, who paid $5.40 to show.

            A 6-year-old mare by Volponi from the Louis Quatorze mare Trial Dancer, the New Jersey-bred First Acquital now sports a lifetime record of 4-2-7 from 31 starts.

            Live Thoroughbred racing continues at the Meadowlands on Friday, Oct. 19 – gates open 11 a.m., first post 2:15 p.m.