The Molson Pace raced in London at the Western Fair half miler has drawn an impressive list of 22 entries. A quick look at the pedigrees shows that 19 of the entries are outcrossed on sire line. There are three line bred Most Happy Fella entries including Bay Of Sharks, 3x4 to MHF by Cams Card Shark. He does, however, have the requisite maternal line for successful horses by sons of Cam Fella with a second dam by Meadow Skipper and third dam by Bret Hanover. Won The West is another MHF linebred, this time 4x4 but he also has a correct maternal double to both Albatross and Good Time to offset, correct enough to make him the richest earner in the field.
Foiled Again, the winner of the Levy is the likely favorite since he has dominated over half mile ovals. He races in a division that includes Hypnotic Blue Chip, a classic Scenario 3 match to a son of Artsplace and the likely runner up in that division. Chasin Racin, with a maternal double to Albatross is also a factor in here. Also in this division is Wholly Louy, a son of Camluck whose full brother Legal Litigator races in one of the other divisions.
Legal Litigator is in against Southwind Lynx, a winner of over $1.5 million, the likely favourite as well as the well bred Stonebridge Terror who should be second best in here.
Won The West heads the third division but will be hard pressed to beat Bigtime Ball, a son of Presidential Ball, and a millionaire half brother to Invitro who won over $2 million. Third place will likely go to Blueridge Western, a millionaire winner with a very correct pedigree.
A very nice group of pacers that includes six millionaires and seven others with over $500K made. No doubt the cream will rise to the top as usual and the final, based on pedigree, should have Foiled Again, Bigtime Ball, Won The West, Southwind Lynx, Blueridge Western, Stonebridge Terror, Hypnotic Blue Chip and Chasin Racin in the mix. Longshot with a chance is the outmatched Primary Purpose.
Take your pick.