First Class Guy [$3.20, $2.10, $2.10 coasted to a six and a half-length victory in the $61,639 New Jersey Futurity, the eighth race on Friday night at the Meadowlands.
Chris DeCarlo was aboard as First Class Guy took the lead on the turn for home and pulled away in the stretch to post his second win in four career starts. The Jason Servis trainee is owned and bred by Charles and Marianne Hesse’s Char-Mari Stable of Leonardo, New Jersey, and has banked $79,383 in purse earnings.
He won at first asking on August 14 and was second in the Continental Mile on September 4, both at Monmouth Park, before a sixth-place effort on the turf in the World Appeal on October 4 at the Meadowlands.
Fagedaboutit Sal [$2.80, $2.10] was second, and it was another half-length to Defrere The Smile [$2.10] in third.
First Class Guy, a two-year-old son of Unbridled Jet, covered the six furlongs on the main track in 1:09.4.
In the $57,991 filly companion division of the New Jersey Futurity, the ninth race, Pure Disco [$7.80, $3.60] was a gate to wire winner in 1:10.3 for the six furlongs.
It was three and a quarter lengths to Highland Lass [$2.60] in second with another length and three-quarters to Morgan’s Wish in third.
With five betting interests, there was no show wagering.
Pure Disco, a two-year-old daughter of Disco Rico, was ridden to victory by Elvis Trujillo. Patricia A. Generazio bred and owns the filly who is trained by Frank Generazio Jr.
Pure Disco came into the New Jersey Futurity off of four starts at Monmouth Park last summer. She followed a victory in her racing debut on July 13 with a pair of stakes, finishing sixth in the Colleen on August 6, despite unseating her rider in the gate, and third in the Sorority on September 5. She had another bumpy start on September 16, finishing fourth.
The winner’s share of $34,795 lifted her earnings to $78,155.
In the $50,000 Thomas Edison Stakes, Tacirring [$4.80, $2.80] caught Special Judge [$4.40] in the final 70 yards to win the seventh race sprint by a length and a quarter. Old Dodge was third by another three-quarters of a length.
With only five starters, there was no show wagering.
Besecker, Gasper and Lake’s Tacirring, ridden by Roberto Alvarado Jr. and trained by Scott A. Lake, was timed in 56 seconds for the five-furlong event.