posted on 9/26/2012 4:24 pm
The stars of harness racing
will light up the night sky in Lexington on Saturday with the two and three
year old pacers dominating the twelve race card.
fresman colt pacers cover five divisions for a total purse of over $425,000 and
yes, the 'Captain' is in the house. Trainer Tony Alagna and racing manager
Myron Bell have directed Captaintreacherous through a nearly flawless
campaign for owners Brittany and White Birch Farms, Marvin Katz and Joe
Sbrocco, picking up the hardware for the Wilson and the Metro and nearly
$750,000 along the way. The Somebeachsomewhere colt has three sub 1:50 wins to
his credit and comes into the race after a brief freshening. The main competition
appears to be PA Sires Stake champ Good Day Mate and Canadian invader
Apprentice Hanover in the eleventh race on Saturday.
Wake Up Peter
resides in the Alagna barn as well and has not generated the headlines that his
stable mate has, but does show sneaky good lines and may well be the horse to
beat the another Bluegrass division (race 12).
Earlier on the
program, Bob McIntosh has Dress The Part looking primed for success in the
first Bluegrass division (race 2). He'll hook Dedi's Dragon, a colt on the
improve from the Ronnie Burke stableand Dovuto Hanover, who has apparently
recovered from an absolutely withering trip in the PA Sires Stake
final as the 1/2 favorite. Race 3 is another division and Fool Me Once makes
his state-side debut for trainer Mark Austin. Our Dragon King is a very good PA
colt from the Sam De Pinto barn and the path to the winner's circle may
well go through him.
freshman division features the really fast Odds On Equuleus, trained by Robin
Schadt for Dana Parham's Odds On Racing. He missed in the Metro final by just a
neck is an obvious favorite in his division. Johnny Rock and Rockin
Amadeus provide the competion here.
the big Saturday card are the three year old pacing colts and most of the
marquee players have shown up to race for $100,000 in each of the two
divisions. NA Cup winner Thinking Out Loud will again square off with the
winner of the Meadowlands Pace, A
Rocknroll Dance in the seventh race. Those two have had more scrapes than
Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard and lived to tell of it. In division two
(race 10), Sweet Lou and Bolt The Duer will tee it up another time.
fillies split into two $70,000 divisions and the divas are all in attendance.
The fifth race pits Jugette winner Darena Hanover against world record setter
from the Jugette first heat Shelliscape, NYSS/Valley Forge champ
Romantic Moment and top PA talent Big Mc Deal. The other split (race 8)
features the remarkable American Jewel facing off against PASS final winner
Economy Terror and the darling of New Jersey Sarandon Blue Chip.
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