East Rutherford, N.J. – Bruno
Schickedanz’s P J’s Back took command soon after the start before cruising
under the wire a convincing 3 ¾ length winner in the $20,000 claiming feature
at the Meadowlands on Friday afternoon.
Yvon Belsoeur and ridden by Armando Ayuso, P J’s Back returned $4.60, $2.80 and
$2.80 as the 13-10 favorite in the field of nine. Lady Rizzie, the lone mare in the field,
rallied to complete the $22.20 exacta and paid $3.40 to place and $2.80 to
show. It was another three quarters of a
length back to Eliedefeatspeyton, who paid $3.80 to show after a troubled trip. The time for the five furlongs over firm turf
was :57 4/5.
5-year-old gelding by Put It Back from the Prime Minister mare Prime Jewel, the
New Jersey-bred P J’s Back has won four of his 10 starts this season.
Thoroughbred racing continues at the Meadowlands on Saturday, Oct. 27 – gates
open 11 a.m., first post 2:15 p.m.