One of the premier events for three year old pacers has drawn what coukd be considered one of the weakest fields in its history. There will be two divisions in elimination to determine the 10 racing from the 15 declared but odds are there are only three with a chance to win.
Nine of the 15 sold in the Lexington sale, 3 in Harrisburg, and 3 are homebreds either kept or sold privately.
The odds-on favourite should be Stay Hungry but he has serious contenders in Jimmy Freight, Hayden Hanover, Dorsoduro Hanover and American History who all should make the final after eliminations this Saturday. Others that could advance are Captain Deo, Courtly Choice, This Is The Plan, Fashiononthebeach and Nutcracker Sweet.
There are six that were on the recommended list of pedigree matched individuals as yearlings.
American History 83 – 1.50.1 sold for 150K at Lexington
Captain Deo 108 – 1.48.4 sold for 90K at Lexington
Dorsoduro Hanover 99 – 1.48.0 sold for 100K at Harrisburg
Hayden Hanover 105 – 1.48.4 sold for 85K at Harrisburg
Stay Hungry 104 – 1.48.0 sold for 150K at Lexington
This Is The Plan 71 – 1.51.2 sold for 90K at Harrisburg
Courtly Choice, a 14th foal, has a correct pedigree but was not on the list due to his birth order which reduced his rating below 60.