Harness Racing: Mohawk Stakes playing September 17-18
CANADIAN DERBY TROT
Saturday’s $ 606,000 Canadian Trotting Derby is a good betting race as hometown hero Fashion Frenzie returns in search of three consecutive events and is worth betting against.
Although starting from station 10, serious controversies emerge Winner Ticket. Christopher Beaver’s trainee blew up the $ 300,000 State Breeding Platoon over the Northfield Half Mile, surviving a three-horse duel for the summit, with him ahead on the outside. He could be great in Mohawk without getting to the top early and will be a prize to bet.
More danger for “Frenzie” comes from Ake Svanstedt Flying Light. He finished better of the rest, five lengths behind captain Corey (end of story). We would reject Frenzie for the price of this exacta without hesitation.
The others are questionable and must run in pursuit of a moment when an unexpected opportunity overcomes the above; improbable and unpredictable.
Friday’s $ 233,000 Armbro robbery tests Manchego further this season with an outside start and its toughest challenger, Atlanta, starting directly to his left. In addition, the 2021 fireball When the doves cry comes in from the comfortable four-hole with three of the division’s lesser opponents cluttering up the inside posts.
Bret Pelling’s schooling was brightened up when Dovescry’s presence as a mature second hand, and there she may find her journey easier than her Miss Versatility victory on September 3. Much like Atlanta, “Dovescry” can soar and charge late with advantage and with Manchego desiring to take matters into their own hands early, this pair would have to engage in a late duel for victory. Atlanta could become the price game.
Sorella and Hypnotic AM were calm in the division, the latter coming out at 101-1 in the Maple Leafs final. Notes on the three inside would not encourage anyone to support them; their messages are unfortunately the best they have for them.