Saturday, October 29, 2011

Victory is ‘Sweet’ for Bettor Sweet in Final ‘Crown’ on the Night

TORONTO, ON— Bettor Sweet won the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace in 1:48.4. Foiled Again finished second, We Will See was third and Atochia finished fourth.

Dial Or Nodial, Alexie Mattosie, Bettor Sweet and We Will See all left the wings of the gate with speed. Dial Or Nodial took the lead and took the field by the quarter in :25.4. Alexie Mattosie was first over in second and Bettor Sweet was in third.

Alexie Mattosie cleared the lead down the backstretch, with Dial Or Nodial sitting in second and Bettor Sweet third. Bettor Sweet came out of the pocket and supplied cover to We Will See and Foiled Again at the half in :53.3 (:27.4).

Bettor Sweet took the lead around the far turn. Alexie Mattosie was at the rail in second and and We Will See was second over in third. Dial Or Nodial was shuffled into fourth. Bettor Sweet took the field by three-quarters in 1:21.4 (:28.1).

Bettor Sweet had the lead in the stretch. Foiled Again and We Will See came off cover and approached Bettor Sweet. Foiled Again and We Will See were neck and neck coming after Bettor Sweet approaching the wire. But Bettor Sweet was dead game and he held on to win. Foiled Again finished second, We Will See was third and Atochia came from the back of the field to finish fourth.

Bettor Sweet is a six-year-old gelding by Bettor’s Delight out of the mare Sweet Future by Falcons Future. He has earned $590,515 in 2011. He was bred by Uptown Stables. He is owned by John Cancelliere, trained by Thomas Cancelliere and John Campbell was in the sulky.

San Pail Defeats World Class Horses in ‘Crown’


TORONTO, ON— San Pail won the $600,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot in 1:51.4. Rapide Label finished second, Commander Crowe was third and Hot Shot Blue Chip finished fourth.

Define The World and Arch Madness left the gate with speed. Define The World  cleared, with Arch Madness sitting in second. Rapide Label was three wide in third and San Pail was two wide in fourth. Define The World went by the quarter in :26.2. Arch Madness was in second and Rapide Label was in third.

San Pail cleared the lead down the backstretch, with Define The World in second and Rapide Label first over in third. San Pail lead the field by the half in :54.4 (:28.2). San Pail had the lead around the far turn, with Rapide Label moving into second and Define The World shuffled to third. Commander Crowe followed Rapide Label second over in fourth. San Pail took the field by three-quarters in 1:23.1 (:28.2).

San Pail had the lead into the stretch. Rapide Label and Commander Crowe were giving chase on the outside and Lucky Jim was on a break. San Pail was the winner. Rapide Label finished second, Commander Crowe was third and Hot Shot Blue Chip was fourth.

San Pail is a seven-year-old gelding by San Pellegrino out of the mare Village Beauty by Balanced Image. He has earned $965,250 in 2011. He is bred and co-owned by Glenn Van Camp and Rodney Hughes, trained by Rodney Hughes and Randall Waples was in the sulky.  

“Well good horses you can do that they make you look good. He’s just an unbelievable horse. But I have to give full credit to Rod, his crew, the Hughses’ and Mr. Van Camp.  Rod does so much good by this horse.  Seems like he has him at his very best when it counts and he’s just an unbelievable horse. l  was moving into the first turn and I was more than willing to sit third, I settled with him before but when I saw Rapide Lebel starting to come I changed my mind and kept him 3 wide as long as I could. I just didn’t want to give up the position.  At this track it is so important to have position, you have got to be up near the front.  I honestly think that if I had stayed where I was and the other horse had gotten to the front I don’t think I would have beat him, they both raced unbelievable, they are truly champion horses, those 2 French horses (one being Swedish).  They are just unbelievable, it was a great experience to race against them. I’m glad that I beat them but they didn’t lose any races tonight. They just raced unbelievable. What a rush.” Driver Randy Waples said.

“Yes that’s it but there are so many things that add up to a great horse.  He’s got all of them, he’s got heart, he’s got stamina, he’s got everything going for him.  But I honestly, and I’m getting choked up saying this, but I’m so thankful for all you people that come out and support this horse, it means so much to hear you guys cheering and everyone that loves this horse as much as we do, I just love this horse to death.”

“World champion right now, I’m going to say thank you to Randy Waples right here, moved before the quarter and it probably proved to be an exceptional drive, thank you Randy.”

Betterthancheddar Wins ‘Crown’ within a Hearbeat

TORONTO, ON— Betterthancheddar won the $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Pace in 1:49.2, paying $11 to win. Roll With Joe finished second, Alsace Hanover was third and Up The Credit finished fourth.

Betterthancheddar, Hugadragon, Roll With Joe and Big Bad John all left the gate with speed. Big Bad John was three wide and moved two wide to duel with Roll With Joe for command. Roll With Joe lead the field by the quarter in :26. Betterthancheddar was in third and Hugadragon was in fourth.

Big Bad John cleared the front down the backstretch, with Roll With Joe in second and Betterthancheddar was in third. Westwardho Hanover came first over and moved to third at the half in :53.4 (:27.4). Big Bad John had the lead around the far turn. Westwardho Hanover applied pressure in second and Roll With Joe came second over. Alsace Hanover came off cover at three-quarters in 1:21.2 (:27.3).

Big Bad John had a wall of horses behind him at the top of the stretch. Westwardho Hanover was to his outside. Alsace Hanover was three wide and Betterthancheddar was riding the pylons with Roll With Joe. Big Bad John gave way, so Roll With Joe took the lead approaching the wire. Betterthancheddar lunged up the inside to get his nose up to win. Roll With Joe finished second, Alsace Hanover was third and Up The Credit finished fourth.

Betterthancheddar is a three-year-old colt by Bettor’s Delight out of the mare Lady Ashlee Ann by Camtastic. He has earned $335,141 in 2011. He was bred by Winbak Farm. He is owned by Steve Calhoun and West Wins Stable, trained by Casie Coleman and Mark Macdonald was in the bike.

Cedar Dove Flies Away From Field in ‘Crown’


TORONTO, ON—Cedar Dove won the $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Trot in 1:53.3, a stakes record, paying $3.30 to win. Crys Dream finished second, Oh Sweet Baby was third and Pantholops finished fourth.

Jezzy was alert and left the gate fast. Oh Sweet Baby sat in second and Cedar Dove was in third. Jezzy took them by the quarter in :27.1. Cedar Dove came first over in the backstretch and cleared the lead approaching the half. Jezzy pulled into second ad Oh Sweet Baby was in third. Lady Andover was first over in fourth. Cedar Dove took them by the half in :57 (:29.4).

Around the far turn, Cedar Dove had the lead, with pressure from Lady Andover in second and Crys Dream following Lady Andover. Cedar Dove took them by three-quarters in 1:25.3 (:28.3). Cedar Dove drew off in the stretch. Crys Dream came off cover and was closing in second, Oh Sweet Baby was holding on for third and Pantholops closed from the back of the field to get up for fourth. Cedar Dove won, with Crys Dream finishing second, Oh Sweet Baby was third and Pantholops was fourth.

Cedar Dove is a three-year-old filly by Andover Hall out of the mare Pine For Her by Pine Chip. She has earned $249,865 in 2011. She was bred by Rob Anderson and Rod Ferguson. She is owned by Adam Victor and Son Stables and John Fielding, trained by Noel Daley and Ron Pierce was in the bike.

“Tonight was a piece of cake, she’s faster than the other fillies. We tipped her out and she did everything by herself. It is very important to keep her relaxed. She’s insecure, unsure of herself.”  Ron Pierce said. “She had an easy week, trained an easy trip, made sure she eats and kept her relaxed.” Mike Vanderkemp said, talking about Cedar Dove’s week to the “Crown.”

Chapter Seven is Written Down in History in Colt Trot

TORONTO, ON— Chapter Seven won the $610,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Trot in 1:53, paying $4.90 to win. Broad Bahn finished second, Daylon Magician was third and Dejarmbro finished fourth.

Broad Bahn left for the lead, with Manofmanymissions sitting in second and Spectator K in third. Broad Bahn took them by the quarter in :27.4.

Broad Bahn had the lead down the backstretch. Manofmanymissions came first over and cleared the lead at the half in :56.4 (:29). Daylon Magician came first over in third and Chapter Seven was second over in fourth. Spectator K was shuffled back into fifth.

Manofmanymissions had the lead at three-quarters in 1:24.3 (:27.4). He broke immediately coming into the stretch. Broad Bahn inherited the top, with Daylon Magician to his outside and Chapter Seven coming off cover. He immediately drew away by about 12 lengths and Chapter Seven won. Broad Bahn finished second, Daylon Magician was third and Dejarmbro finished fourth.

Chapter Seven is a three-year-old colt by Windsong’s Legacy out of the mare La Riviera Lindy by Dream Vacation. He has earned $341,703 in 2011. He is bred by Richard Banca. He is owned by Rich Gutnik, Garry Cocco, Southwind Farms and Jerry Silva. She is trained by Linda Toscano and Jeff Gregory was in the sulky.

“I got to start him off as a two-year-old now I get to finish him off as a three-year-old. I believe he had more [energy] left.” Jeff Gregory said.

“He came into this race as good as a horse could be.” Linda Toscano said.

Monkey On My Wheel Upsets Drop The Ball in Filly Pace

TORONTO, ON— Monkey On My Wheel won the $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Pace in 1:49.3, a stakes record, returning $12.90 to win. Drop The Ball finished second, Foxy Lady was third and Rocklamation finished fourth.

Idyllic, Monkey On My Wheel and Foxy Lady all left the gate fast. Idyllic cleared the lead at the quarter in :25.4. Monkey On My Wheel was in second and Foxy Lady was in third.

There was no change in order at the half in :53.2 (:27.3). Drop The Ball came first over, supplying cover to Krispy Apple and Swinging Beauty. Monkey On My Wheel came first over around the far turn, Drop The Ball followed her and Idyllic was fading fast. Monkey On My Wheel took them by three-quarters in 1:21.1 (:27.4).
Monkey On My Wheel and Drop The Ball dueled in the stretch. Rocklamation was closing on the outside and Krispy Apple was closing in. But Monkey On My Wheel held off Drop The Ball to win. Foxy Lady finished third and Rocklamation finished fourth.

Monkey On My Wheel is a three-year-old filly by Mach Three out of the mare Legislation by Presidential Ball. She has earned $490,059 in 2011. She is bred and owned by Mac Nichol, Travis Umphrey co-owns and trains and Jody Jamieson drives.   

San Pail Dominates in Open Trot

San Pail defeated Commander Crowe and Rapide Label to win the Breeders Crown Open Trot. Full Story later tonight

Anndrovette Wins Mare Pace in Fine Fashion

TORONTO, ON—Anndrovette won the $300,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace in 1:49.2. Chancey Lady finished second, Blissful Smile was third and Maureen Rocks finished fourth.

Anndrovette left for the top, with Rock N Soul and Maureen Rocks sat in third. Anndrovette took them by the quarter in :26.1. Maureen Rocks came first over at the half, giving cover to Ginger And Fred. Anndrovette took them by the half in :54.2 (:28.1).

Anndrovette had the lead around the far turn. Maureen Rocks came right next to her in second and Rock N Soul gapped at the rail in third. Anndrovette lead the field at three-quarters in 1:21.3 (:27.1).

Anndrovette was long gone in the stretch. Chancey Lady and Ticket To Rock came from the back of the field closing hard. Maureen Rocks faded and Blissful Smile came up for third. Anndrovette won. Chancey Lady finished second, Blissful Smile was third and Maureen Rocks finished fourth.

Anndrovette is a four-year-old mare by Riverboat King out of the mare Easy Miss by Big Towner. She has earned $596,753 in 2011. She was bred by Golden Touch Stable. She is owned by Jeff Bamond and Joe Davino, trained by Mark Kesmodel and Luc Ouellette was in the bike.   

“If you’re going catch a catch drive at the last second this is the one you want. It was pretty easy, I just point her forward and she just did it on her own.  If I could have I would have put Sylvan in behind me but we might have wasted a little time trying to do that, so I figured just let him go and come back.” Luc Ouellette said.

“Yeah you can say that again. If you’re going to pick up a catch at the last minute she’s the one you want to do it on.” Mark Kesmodel said.

“Yeah we purchased her at the meadowlands mix sale and she won the new York sire stakes races and she just keeps getting better and better.  It’s my first trip to the breeders crown and I couldn’t be happier. I have done this for quite some time but never had anything like this.  She’s a dream come true. It couldn’t be better.” Anndrovette’s owners said.

Uncle Peter Surprises in ‘Crown’

TORONTO, ON—Uncle Peter won the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Trot in 1:55, paying $11.40 to win. Possess The Will finished second, Delano was third, Presdigitator was fourth and Royal Shyster was fifth.

Royal Shyster left the gate with speed. He took the field by the quarter in :27.3. Uncle Peter sat in second and American Gangster was in third. Possess The Will was first over in fourth.

Uncle Peter came first over and cleared the lead. Possess The Will was first over and took the lead from Uncle Peter. Possess The Will took them by the half in :56.4 (:29.1). Magic Tonight was first over in fourth.

There was no change in order at three-quarters in 1:25.2 (:28.3). Possess The Will had the lead in the stretch. Uncle Peter came onto the outside and Delano came from the back of the field closing hard. Uncle Peter was clear and Uncle Peter won. Possess The Will finished second, Delano was third, Presdigitator was fourth and Royal Shyster was fifth.

Uncle Peter is a two-year-old colt by Cantab Hall out of the mare Victory Treasure by Enjoy Lavec. He has earned $46,785 in his lifetime. He was bred by Johanna Beaver, Mike Carter, Mary Mc Laughlin and Sigmund Wolkomir. He is owned by Christina Takter, John & Jim Fielding and Falkbolagen Ab, trained by Jimmy Takter and Dave Palone was in the bike.

“He was a perfect horse to drive. Jimmy informed me this afternoon that he wasn’t going to make and told me I was going to love him. He’s got a good mouth and you can do anything you want with him. He thought he was going to be extra good tonight. Kudos to him, he had him on his toes,” driver Dave Palone said.

Sweet Lou Provides World Record Performance in ‘Crown’

TORONTO,ON— Sweet Lou won the $650,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Pace in 1:49, a world, track and stake record, returning $4.50 to win. A Rocknroll Dance finished second, Hurrikane Kingcole was third, Speed Again was fourth and Escape The News was fifth.

I Fought Dalaw, Sing For Me George, Hurrikane Kingcole and Sweet Lou all left the gate fast heading to the turn. I Fought Dalaw cleared, with Sing For Me George first over in second and Hurrikane Kingcole in third. I Fought Dalaw took them by the quarter in :26.1.

Sing For Me George cleared the lead into the backstretch. I Fought Dalaw sat in second and Hurrikane Kingcole was in third. Sweet Lou came first over and I Fought Dalaw came out of the pocket. Sweet Lou cleared at the half in :54.3 (:28.2).

Sweet Lou drew away around the far turn, with I Fought Dalaw on the outside in second and Sing For Me George in third. Sweet Lou was gone from the field at three-quarters in 1:21.4 (:27.1).

Sweet Lou was unchallenged in the stretch and went on to win. A Rocknroll Dance finished second, Hurrikane Kingcole was third, Speed Again was fourth and Escape The News was fifth.

Sweet Lou is a two-year-old colt by Yankee Cruiser out of the mare Sweet Future by Falcons Future. He has earned $361,850 in 2011 and won nine of 11 starts. He is bred by Birnam Wood Farms. He is owned by Burke Racing Stables LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Lawrence Karr and Phillip Collura, trained by Ron Burke and Dave Palone was in the bike to win in 1:49, a world, track and stake record.

“He’s super intelligent, he’s a gentlemen from the word go; he doesn’t act like a baby at all. I thought I had the strongest horse coming in [to the Breeders Crown], I couldn’t have dreamt of a better trip. I was sailing, he [Sweet Lou] came up so good tonight,” driver Dave Palone said.

Economy Terror Blows by Field to Win Third ‘Crown’ Event

TORONTO, ON— Economy Terror won the Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot in 1:51, a track and stakes record, paying $3.50 to win. Handsoffmycookie finished second, Pirouette Hanover finished third, Shelliscape finished fourth and Apogee Hanover finished fifth.

Podges Lady, Pirouette Hanover, Big Mcdeal and Marty Party all left the gate with speed. Podges Lady cleared heading to the quarter. Big Mcdeal sat in second and Pirouette Hanover sat in third. Podges Lady took them by the quarter in :26.2.

Big Mcdeal came first over at the three-eighths and cleared the lead approaching the half. Podges Lady was in the pocket second and Pirouette Hanover came first over from third. Pirouette Hanover took the lead from Big Mcdeal at the half in :55 (:28.3).

Pirouette Hanover and Big Mcdeal dueled around the far turn, with Podges Lady in third and Marty Party was second over in fourth. Pirouette Hanover lead the field by three-quarters in 1:22.3 (:27.3).

Pirouette Hanover was starting to pass Big Mcdeal in the stretch. Handsoffmycookie and Economy Terror came from the back of the field and passed Pirouette Hanover, Big Mcdeal and Shelliscape. Economy Terror had a little more than Handsoffmycookie to win. Pirouette Hanover finished third, Shelliscape finished fourth and Apogee Hanover was fifth.

Economy Terror is a two-year-old filly by Western Terror out of the mare Mattatonic by Matts Scooter. She is bred by Vae LLC. She is owned by Chuck Pompey, Howard Taylor and Edwin Gold, trained by Christopher Oakes and Brian Sears was in the sulky to a 1:51 stake and track record performance.

“I’ve liked her from day one; she is a great horse. She’s getting bigger and stronger, nothing like a sharp filly when they’re on their game,” driver Brian Sears said.

“She is a real handful [around the barn]. We’ve been patient with her,” trainer Chris Oakes said.

Check Me Out Wins Easily in Second ‘Crown’ Event


TORONTO, ON— Check Me Out won the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot in 1:54.4, a stakes record, paying $2.90 to win. Win Missy B finished second, For A Dancer finished third, Miss Paris finished fourth and dfkdkf finished fifth.

Circles, For A Dancer, Win Missy B and Check Me Out all left the gate with speed. For A Dancer cleared heading to the first turn, with Win Missy B first over in second and Check Me Out following in third. For A Dancer went by the quarter in :28.

Win Missy B cleared heading down the backstretch. Check Me Out came right next to her in second and she cleared the lead approaching the half. For A Dancer was in third and Uncommon Night progressed into fourth from the back of the field. Check Me Out took them by the half in :57.1 (:29.1).

Check Me Out was drawing away around the far turn. Win Missy B sat at the rail in second and For A Dancer was in third. Check Me Out lead the field by three-quarters in 1:26.4 (:29.3).

Check Me Out had a good lead into the stretch. Win Missy B was at the inside in second and For A Dancer was coming two-wide with rally. Miss Paris came off cover [from Uncommon Night] and moved into fourth, passing Circles. Check Me Out was clear and she won. Win Missy B finished second, For A Dancer was third, Miss Paris was fourth and Circles finished fifth.

Check Me Out is a two-year-old filly by Donato Hanover out of the mare Illusion Bi by Toss Out. She was bred by Az Agricola Biasuzzi SRL and Scuderia Gina Biasuzzi. She is owned by Ray Schnittker and Charles Iannazzo, trained by Ray Schnittker and Ron Pierce picked up the drive for Tim Tetrick, who unfortunately was stranded in New Jersey with George Brennan, Yannick Gingras and David Miller due to the Nor’easter.   

“We just floated out of the gate and we reached the top easy enough. She is a great filly; I didn’t have to ask her to go,” driver Ron Pierce said.  

“I was here in 2007 with Deweychetumnhowe and they said I will never have a good horse again,” co-owner Charles Iannazzo said.

Frenchfriesnvinegar Says “Bye” to Action-Broadway in Tight Finish

TORONTO, ON— Frenchfriesnvinegar won the $300,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot in 1:53.3, paying $10.60. Action-Broadway finished second, Autumn Escapade finished third, Emmylou Who was fourth and Friendly Amigo was fifth.

Yursa Hanover, Emmylou Who, Autumn Escapade and Friendly Amigo all left the gate fast. Autumn Escapade was first over and moved into third at the quarter in :27. Autumn Escapade cleared the lead at the three-eighths. Action-Broadway came first over from fifth and was wheel to wheel with Friendly Amigo [in second] at the half. Action-Broadway cleared the lead at the half in :56.4 (:29.4).

Action-Broadway lead the way around the far turn. Frenchfriesnvinegar followed her and dueled with Action-Broadway coming to three-quarters in 1:24.4 (:28).

Action-Broadway had a narrow lead coming into the stretch. Frenchfriesnvinegar had rally and came closer and closer to Action-Broadway coming to the finish. Autumn Escapade sat behind them in third. Frenchfriesnvinegar was clear. She won, with Action-Broadway finishing second, Autumn Escapade was third, Emmylou Who was fourth and Friendly Amigo was fifth.

Frenchfriesnvinegar is a six-year-old mare by Angus Hall out of the mare Gugus by Fool Me Not. She has $201,240 this year and seven of 24 starts. She is bred by Big Al Stables Inc. and owned by David Smith. She is trained by Jeffrey Gillis and Jody Jamieson was in the bike to his second Breeders Crown victory in 1:53.3.   

“I obviously wasn’t expecting her to draw the 10 hole, but Jody gave him a perfect second over trip. She will not quit,” trainer Jeff Gillis said.

“We’ve rolled her every time we raced her [Frenchfriesnvinegar]. We thought she was one- dimensional [She races the same]. This mare just dug in and has been an overachiever all year,” driver Jody Jamieson said.  

Friday, October 28, 2011

Breeders Crown Brings Upsets to Mind

The Breeders Crown is the most prestigious set of races since its inauguration, 1984. This will be the second year that all 12 races are presented on one night. With many of the top horses in the division either gone from injury or retirement, this will be a Breeders Crown in the record books. Listed below are my picks for the Breeders Crown and a reason.

Mare Trot
9 Autumn Escapade- Without a doubt, she is the one to beat in this field. She has improved since her failed attempt of victory in the Armbro Flight. She may be a short price, but her post will likely scare bettors.
1 Kandor Hanover- Runner up to Action-Broadway in the Armbro Flight at Mohawk. She had just lost by a neck and has an upper hand, class wise.
Back Up Horse:
11 Miss Dangles- Gets the benefit of the draw with the second tier. She was runner up to Autumn Escapade in the Miss Versatility final at Delaware, Ohio. She has raced over this track several times and will need to get a position to be in the top four.

Two-Year-Old Filly Trot
5 Win Missy B- Will be dueling for division honors with Check Me Out in this event. She may be better than any horse in this field.
7 Miss Paris- Her pedigree is top class. She sat mid-pack in the elimination, not doing much. She may be a monster in the final.
10 Aunt Mel- She raced fantastic from post nine in her elimination, finishing third. She will have to leave the gate fast and sit mid-pack for a perfect trip. Her post will heighten her odds.
Back Up Horse:
9 For A Dancer- Stayed in New York for most of her two-year-old campaign. She shocked in the elimination and may do so this week.

Two-Year-Old Filly Pace
2 Handsoffmycookie- She is very underrated coming into the Breeders Crown. She has only lost once and that was in the Sweetheart in August. With her speed, she can go faster than everyone else.
3 Pirouette Hanover- Was thought to be better than “Cookie” after “Pirouette’s” victory in the Sweetheart. She has raced in Canada many times and has had no luck post wise. She will be dangerous tonight.
Back Up Horses:
6 Shelliscape- Knows the Canadian oval very well. She has raced against the top many times and will most likely be in the exotics.
9 Podges Lady- Tries her hardest every start. Knowing the Seekmans, they want her to get a perfect trip. With her post, this feat may be possible.

Early Pick 4 Ticket
Race 4-7
$1 Ticket- 25/4810/13/35 = $24 ($4.80 for $.20)

Two-Year-Old Colt Pace
2 Bettors Edge- He was a shocker in the elimination, running up to A Rocknroll Dance at 39-1. He will likely be bet and will be in the top three.
Longshot Play:
5 Hurrikane Kingcole- Had a troubled trip in his elimination. He was interfered and closed hard up the pylons in the stretch. He will be a major speed factor and may steal the race.
Back Up Horses:
7 Sing For Me George- Dueled in his elimination, but ended up finishing second to Sweet Lou. He will be heavily bet.
8 Speed Again- He is a local favorite that does super well in every start. He was interfered in his elimination and drew post 8. His performance from here is unpredictable.

Two-Year-Old Colt Trot
4 Possess The Will- Won his elimination in fine style. He will need to show that talent again tonight.
8 Royal Shyster- Made a great recovery after breaking. He will be underrated from his elimination and may bomb.
Back Up Horses:
7 Presdigitator- This guy making the final is as strange as watching the Mummy Rockettes. He will most likely finish on the board.
10 Delano- He draws in after From Above scratched sick from his elimination. He has proven how good he is when he stays flat. Post 10 for him on the other hand will be the challenge of his career.

Mare Pace
1 Maureen Rocks- She was aggressive in the elimination, but did not have enough to catch Anndrovette. She has post 5 and “Maureen” drew the rail, which is hopefully an advantage.
3 Chancey Lady- Did not race as she usually does in the elimination. She normally leaves for the top, but she stalked. If she goes for the front, she will be hard to beat.
Back Up Horses:
6 On The Glass- Has done better in Tony O’Sullivan’s barn than she did in Ron Burke’s barn. She is blossoming into the tough horse she was last year. She will be in the exotics.
8 Rock N Soul- I have been backing this horse since her gigantic upset in the Misltoe Shalee final last year (I gave her out, she finished second at 82-1, paying more than $90 to place and $130 to show). If she races like herself, she will be tough to beat.

Open Trot
3 Commander Crowe- Let’s face it, this guy and Rapide Label are the ones to beat in here. They didn’t come over here just to be in it, they are obviously the best.
5 Rapide Label- Look at Commander Crowe’s case.
Back Up Horses:
2 San Pail- He will obviously be runner up to these two horses. Unless he goes off stride, he will be on the board.
7 Lucky Jim- He has had problems all year, until Tetrick got aboard him. His breaking problem stopped and he has performed better in general.

Three-Year-Old Filly Pace
3 Rocklamation- She raced phenomenal in her elimination. If she stays a bit closer to the pace, she can easily beat Drop The Ball (Who is the fastest in the race).   
Back Up Horses:
6 Monkey On My Wheel- She has done well in Canada throughout her career. She has finished won and placed several times and will be a bomb if she does so tonight.
7 Swinging Beauty- Seems like she didn’t race at her full potential in the elimination. If this is so, she may race fantastic in the final.

Late Pick 4 Ticket
Races 9-12
$1 Ticket- 35/710/28/711 = $16 ($3.20 for $.20)

Three-Year-Old Colt Trot
5 Manofmanymissions- He either wins or he breaks, simple as that.
8 Daylon Magician- He had a rough trip in his elimination. He was hung but was runner up to Chapter Seven. He may be a price from post 8.  
Back Up Horses:
3 Can Anyone Explain- He raced exceptionally in his elimination. He finished second in the International Sires Series at Lexington. He has a good post and will need to improve big to be in the top.
6 For You Almostfree- He barely made it to final as he broke at the start. If he gets a good trip, he will likely finish in the trifecta.

Three-Year-Old Filly Trot
7 Jezzy- She raced well in her elimination, but will have to do better in the final.
BOMBER OF THE NIGHT:
10 Pantholops- She made a gigantic recovery in her elimination to finish fifth. If she’s close enough to the pace, she will be the 2011 Southwind Serena.
Back Up Horses:
1 Lady Andover- She raced better than expected in her elimination. She gets an advantage with post 1 tonight.
3 Eagle Canada- The broken equipment she had at the finish may have affected her performance. If it didn’t, then I don’t know what to tell you.

Three-Year-Old Colt Pace
2 Westwardho Hanover- He won his elimination by a narrow margin. He gets better every week and will be tough to beat in here.  
Longshot:
8 Fashion Delight- He could of done better in the elimination if he did not get interfered. If he gets a comfterable spot, he will blow out the pick four.
Back Up Horses:
10 Mystician- He will have to race from mid-pack as he will leave from post 10. If he gets cover, he will be dangerous.

Open Pace
7 Dial Or Nodial- Has been improving with every start. He will need a trip to finish on the board.
11 Aracache Hanover- Has the speed to blow away this field. If he gets the top, its game over.
Back Up Horses:
2 Foiled Again- Won the Open at Woodbine last week, beating other horses in the Breeders Crown. He has been a tough competitor all year and is sure to be one in the “Crown.”
5 Bettor Sweet- Starting to get his career back on track. He has been doing better than he has earlier this year. He is likely to finish in the exotics.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Breeders Crown Fields

These are the fields that have drawn so far for the Breeders Crown.

$610,000 Breeders Crown
Three-Year-Old Colt Trot
PP-Name-Driver-Trainer
1   Spectator K-David Miller-Charlie Norris
2   Luckycharm Hanover-Tim Tetrick-Tony O’Sullivan
3   Can Anyone Explain-Jody Jamieson
4   Chapter Seven-Tim Tetrick-Linda Toscano
5   Manofmanymissions-David Miller-Ervin Miller
6   For You Almost Free-Jody Jamieson-Blair Burgess
7   Broad Bahn-George Brennan-Noel Daley
8   Daylon Magician-Jack Moiseyev-David Lemon
9   Mr Web Page-Mario Baillargeon-Benoit Baillargeon
10 Dejarmbro-Brian Sears-Trond Smedshammer

$300,000 Breeders Crown
Mare Pace
PP-Name-Driver-Trainer
1   Maureen Rocks-Scott Zeron-Tony O’Sullivan
2   Ginger And Fred-Brian Sears-Ron Burke
3   Chancey Lady-Dave Palone-Mark Kesmodel
4   Western Silk-George Brennan-Casie Coleman
5   Anndrovette-Tim Tetrick-Mark Kesmodel
6   On The Glass-Jody Jamieson-Tony O’Sullivan
7   Ticket To Rock-TBA-Tony O’Sullivan
8   Rock N Soul-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke
9   Blissful Smile-Jack Moiseyev-Tony O’Sullivan
10 Laughandbehappy-TBA-Tony O’Sullivan

$500,000 Breeders Crown
Three-Year-Old Filly Pace
PP-Name-Driver-Trainer
1 Foxy Lady-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke
2 Drop The Ball-Yannick Gingras-Tony O’Sullivan
3 Rocklamation-Brian Sears-Ron Burke
4 Krispy Apple-Tim Tetrick-Mark Kesmodel
5 Honky Tonk Woman-Jody Jamieson-Tony O’Sullivan
6 Monkey On My Wheel-Jody Jamieson-Travis Umphrey
7 Swinging Beauty-Doug McNair-Gregg McNair
8 Strike An Attitude-David Palone-Robert McIntosh
9 Tea Party Princess-Jim Morrill Jr.-David Menary
10 Idyllic-Dave Miller-Casie Coleman
AE 1 New Album-Tim Tetrick-Mark Kesmodel

$500,000 Breeders Crown
Three-Year-Old Filly Trot
PP-Name-Driver-Trainer
1 Lady Andover-John Campbell-Christopher Beaver
2 Iron Lady-Ron Pierce-Fredrik Persson
3 Eagle Canada-Doug McNair-Gregg McNair
4 Cedar Dove-Ron Pierce-Noel Daley
5 Oh Sweet Baby-Mario Baillargeon-Benoit Baillargeon
6 Hey Mister-Brian Sears-Tony O’Sullivan
7 Jezzy-Tim Tetrick-Ray Schnittker
8 Crys Dream-Luc Ouellette-Fredrick Persson
9 Cleopatre Duharas-Yannick Gingras-Eric Cote
10 Pantholops-Dave Miller-Jonas Czernyson
AE 1 Miss Sue V-Dave Palone-Paul Kelly
AE 2 Martiniontherocks-Sylvain Filion-R. Dustin Jones

$600,000 Breeders Crown
Two-Year-Old Colt Trot
PP-Name-Driver-Trainer
1. Archangel-Jim Morrill, Jr.-Peter Arrigenna
2. Little Brown Fox-Jim Morrill Jr.-Jimmy Takter
3. Uncle Peter-Jimmy Takter-Jimmy Takter
4. Possess The Will-Tim Tetrick-Jim Campbell
5. Magic Tonight-Ron Pierce-Noel Daley
6. Appomattox-Tim Tetrick-Frank Antonacci
7. Prestidigitator-Sylvain Filion-R. Dustin Jones
8. Royal Shyster-Dan Daley-Dan Daley
9. Delano-Ray Schnittker-Ray Schnittker
10 American Gangster-Brian Sears-Christopher Oakes
AE 1 Classic Conway-Stephane Bouchard-Charles Connor

$600,000 Breeders Crown
Two-Year-Old Filly Trot
PP-Name-Driver-Trainer
1. Talbotcreek Jewely-Paul Macdonell-Michael Keeling
2. Circles-Jacques Hebert-John Smith
3. Lima Playmate-Jim Morrill Jr.-Ray Schnittker
4. Check Me Out-Tim Tetrick-Ray Schnittker
5. Win Missy B-Brain Sears-Charlie Norris
6. Real Babe-Ray Schnittker-Ray Schnittker
7. Miss Paris-Scott Zeron-Richard Norman
8. Uncommon Night-Brian Sears-Dewayne Minor
9. For A Dancer-Jeffrey Gregory-Joe Holloway
10. Aunt Mel-David Miller-Ervin Miller

$600,000 Breeders Crown
Two-Year-Old Colt Pace
PP-Name-Driver-Trainer
1. Escape The News-Brian Sears-Joe Holloway
2. Bettors Edge-Tim Tetrick-Linda Toscano
3. Sweet Lou-Dave Palone-Ron Burke
4. A Rocknroll Dance-Yannick Gingras-James Mulinix
5. Hurrikane Kingcole-Luce Ouellette-Des Tackoor
6. Hillbilly Hanover-David Miller-Richard Norman
7. Sing For Me George-Scott Zeron-Tony O’Sullivan
8. Speed Again-Jody Jamieson-Jeffrey Gillis
9. Lawgiver Hanover-George Brennan-Mark Harder
10 I Fought Dalaw-David Miller-Cosmo De Pinto

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Betterthancheddar Closes Out Night of ‘Crown’ Eliminations

TORONTO, ON— Betterthancheddar passed Hugadragon to win the final Breeders Crown elimination of the night. Hugadragon was second, Big Bad John was third, Up The Credit was fourth and Fashion Delight was fifth.

Betterthancheddar left for the lead, with Hugadragon sitting in second and Prodigal Seelster was in third. Betterthancheddar took them by the quarter in :26.4.

Hugadragon came first over and cleared the lead down the backstetch. Fantaddy went on a break in the back of the field. Approaching the half, Wink N Atcha came first over, giving cover to Fashion Delight and Big Bad John. Hugadragon took them by the half in :55.2 (:28.3).

Around the far turn, Wink N Atcha went on a break, scrambling the field behind him. Hugadragon passed three-quarters in 1:22.1 (:26.4). Betterthancheddar circled to the outside in the stretch and took the lead at the eighth pole. Up The Credit was riding the pylons and Big Bad John had late rally. Betterthancheddar had the lead and went on to win in 1:49.1, a lifetime mark. Hugadragon finishing second, Big Bad John was third, Up The Credit was fourth and Fashion Delight was fifth.

Betterthancheddar is by Bettor’s Delight out of the mare Lady Ashleen Ann by Camtastic. He has earned $322,438 in his lifetime. He is owned by Steve Calhoun and West Wins Stable. He is bred by Winbak Farm. He is trained by Casie Coleman and George Brennan was in the bike.

“I had to do it [give him time off], after the Meadowlands Pace. I don’t know what happened,” trainer Casie Coleman said. “His attitutdes back, he’s sound and healthy. The less work you give him the better he does. So that’s our plan for this week” Casie Coleman added.

Westwardho Hanover Wins in Close Finish

TORONTO, ON— Westwardho Hanover narrowly held on to win the sophomore colt pace Breeders Crown elimination. Alsace Hanover finished second, Roll With Joe was third, Mystician was fourth and Oddyseus Bluechip was fifth. These five proceed to next week’s final.

Custard The Dragon went for the top, with Westwardho Hanover sitting in second and Roll With Joe parked on the outside in third. Rollwithitharry was at the rail in fourth. Custard The Dragon took them by the quarter in :26.1.

Roll With Joe cleared the lead by the half in :53.4 (:27.2). Custard The Dragon gave way into second and Westwardho Hanover came first over in third. Rollwithitharry was at the inside in fourth. Mystician came second over and Powerful Mist came third over.

Westwardho Hanover cleared the lead approaching three-quarters. Mystician was on the outside in second and Roll With Joe was at the rail in third. Powerful Mist was circling out three wide. Alsace Hanover was starting a rally in the back of the field. Westwardho Hanover took them by three-quarters in 1:21.4 (:28).

Westwardho Hanover lead the way into the stretch. Custard The Dragon and Rollwithitharry were fading at the inside. Powerful Mist was trying to close and Alsace Hanover was charging like a train down the middle of the racetrack. Roll With Joe was trying to get through at the inside, but it was Westwardho Hanover to win by ½ length. Alsace Hanover finished second, Roll With Joe finished third, Mystician finished fourth and Odysseus Bluechip was fifth.

Westwardho Hanover is by Dragon Again out of the mare Western Duel by Western Hanover. He has earned $223,457 in his lifetime. He is owned by Westward Ho Stable and bred by Hanover Shoe Farms Inc. He is trained by Ron Burke and Dave Palone was in the bike.

“He was a bit of an underachiever. He has gotten better each week for Ron,” driver Dave Palone said. “I was going to race this horse either on the lead or first over. My horse only does what he has to, I thought I might have enough to hold on,” he added.  

Rocklamation Pulls Off the Mild Upset in Final Sophomore Filly Elim

TORONTO, ON— Rocklamation defeated the media crazed See You At Peelers in the final sophomore filly Breeders Crown elim. Krispy Apple was second, Foxy Lady was third, Tea Party Princess was fourth and Honky Tonk Woman was fifth. These five proceed to next week’s final.

Foxy Lady and Pretty Katherine both left the gate fast heading to the first turn. Honky Tonk Woman moved into third and See You At Peelers sat fourth. Foxy Lady took them by the quarter in :26.1. See You At Peelers immediately came first over and cleared the lead approaching the half.

See You At Peelers lead at the half in :54.4 (:28.3). Foxy Lady was at the rail in second and Pretty Katherine was third. Krispy Apple came first over, supplying cover to Tea Party Princess and Rocklamation.

Krispy Apple stuck her nose in front of See You At Peelers at three-quarters in 1:23.2 (:28.3). Krispy Apple drew away from the field at the top of the stretch. See You At Peelers was fading at the inside and Rocklamation was roaring down the middle of the track. Rocklamation passed Krispy Apple to win the elimination in 1:50.4. Foxy Lady finished third, Tea Party Princess was fourth and Honky Tonk Woman was fifth.

Rocklamation is by Rocknroll Hanover out of the mare Art Sale by Artsplace. She has earned $267,828 in her lifetime. She is owned by Stable 45 and bred by Peretti Farms. She is trained by Ron Burke and Brian Sears was in the bike.

“Shes not a real aggressive filly, we try to keep her calm until we pull the blinds.”  assistant trainer Mickey Burke Jr. said. “She just came coming and coming, I was thrilled with her. Shes starting to come around, starting to act like the filly we thought she would be.”

Drop The Ball Obliterates Sophomore Filly Pacers in Elim

TORONTO, ON— Drop The Ball drew away from this field and won in 1:49, a track and Canadian record. Monkey On My Wheel finished second, Idyllic was third, Swinging Beauty was fourth and Strike An Attitude was fifth.

Idyllic left for the lead, with Monkey On My Wheel in second and Strike An Attitude in third. Idyllic took them by the quarter in :27. There was no change in order until the half. Drop The Ball came first over from fourth and moved to third at the half in :55.1 (:28.1).

Drop The Ball cleared the lead around the far turn. Strike An Attitude was first over in second and Idyllic was at the rail in third. Monkey On My Wheel was second over in fourth. Drop The Ball took them by three-quarters in 1:22 (:26.4).

Drop The Ball was gone from this field at the top of the stretch. She won with ease, with Monkey On My Wheel finishing second, Idyllic finished third, Swinging Beauty was fourth and Strike An Attitude was fifth.

Drop The Ball is by Western Terror out of the mare Mattcheck Girl by Matts Scooter. She has earned $376,811 in her lifetime. She is owned by the Let It Ride Stables Inc., Dana Parham and Robert Cooper Stables LLC. She is bred by Perfect World Enterprises. She is trained by Tony O’Sullivan and Yannick Gingras was in the bike.

“She is very sharp, he said she was very aggressive, but once he moved her, she was fine, when she gets her trip, she is fine.” Tony O’Sullivan said. “He [Alsace Hanover] seems good after his race at Lexington. If he races well, it will be a pretty good night.” He added, talking about his other horse, Alsace Hanover.