posted on 10/3/2012 3:50 pm
Saturday’s eleven race Grand Circuit card at The
Red Mile is laden with talented pacers vying for over $1.1 million. The
$510,300 Tattersalls Pace drew a flat dozen entries and many of the titans in
the division are counted among them.
Thinking Out Loud returns fresh off his searing
twenty-five second flat last quarter in last week’s Bluegrass win for the CSX
Stable, Al Mc Intosh and trainer / co-owner Bob Mc Intosh. John Campbell will
need to work some navigational magic to have him in the right spot from post 11
in the second tier.
Mel Mara was supplemented into the race at a cost
of $60,000 by owners Brittany Farms, Riverview Farms and John Carver after his
exciting 1:49.4 win in the Bluegrass.
Meadowlands Pace winner A Rocknroll Dance starts
from post 12, Adios winner Bolt The Duer looks to rebound from a rare
disappointing effort last week and Hillybilly Hanover makes his first start for
and joins Sweet Lou in representing the Ron Burke stable.
The sophomore pacing fillies compete in two
$111,000 divisions of the Glen Garnsey Memorial, the Tattersalls stake for the
fairer sex. Carded back to back as races 4 & 5, The Garnsey also
boasts the stars of the division led by Brittany’s Romantic Moment in the first
split. She had her winning spree ended by Shelliscape last week in 1:49.1 but
was brave until the bitter end in defeat. Yannick Gingras retains the mount for
the Takter barn.
returns in the second division for the searing John Campbell / Bob Mc Intosh
combo. She has really found her best form during the mid-west swing of the
Grand Circuit, pacing to a world record in her Jugette heat, followed by her
record Bluegrass win for her trainer and his partners CSX and DM Stables. American
Jewel relishes the Red Mile clay and returned to her best form last week in
1:50.3/ 26.3 for her usual entourage…Brittany, Takter and Tetrick. Jugette
winner Darena Hanover and PA Sires Stakes champ Economy Terror also face the
starter in this division.
The Internation Stallion Stakes (INSS) for
freshman colt pacers came up huge with four full divisions racing for a total
purse of nearly $350,000.
A triumvirate of returning Bluegrass winners;
Rockin Amadeus, Fool Me Once and Twilight Bomber line up shoulder to shoulder
in race seven to kick things off.
Odds On Equuleus returns to avenge last week’s DQ
for Odds On Racing, trainer Robin Schadt and Campbell in the eighth race, where
he’ll meet up with the Ken Jacobs owned New York Sires Stakes final winner
Captaintreacherous, just awarded back to back
“Horse of the Month” by the USTA for his recent exploits, will make another Red
Mile start in the INSS. Trainer Tony Alagna has had him beautifully turned out
for every appearance representing owners Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, Joe
Sbrocco and White Birch Farm.
Trainer Ben Wallace will be a happy man when he
learns that his top pacing colt Apprentice Hanover has drawn into a division
that does not include the freshman star mentioned above. Things were rolling
along beautifully for Ben and his colt until the past few starts where he has
had to contend with “The Captain”; without that obstacle perhaps Apprentice
will return to his winning form. Johhny Rock and Sir Richard Z Tam provide the
stiffest competition on paper in the Saturday finale.
Post Time is 1:00pm. Check The
Red Mile website for more pertinent info.