Focus Falls On FanDuel Faceoffs

Tactical Approach, Confederate, Bond and Twin B Joe Fresh
Published: November 23, 2023 10:35 am EST

Which of the stellar sophomores entered in this weekend's FanDuel Championships do you think has the best chance of winning?

The much-anticipated battle of sophomore star vs. older standout will be realized fourfold this Saturday, Nov. 25 at The Meadowlands

The top ranked horse in North American harness racing, Confederate, has drawn post nine in the $350,000 FanDuel Open Pace for driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Brett Pelling and owner Diamond Creek Racing. Bythemissal (PP3, Yannick Gingras) and Tattoo Artist (PP4, Louis-Philippe Roy) drew more favourably. 

Scott Zeron has drawn post 10 his fair share of times this season with Hambletonian and Breeders Crown winner Tactical Approach, but for the $350,000 FanDuel Open Trot, the Nancy Takter trainee has the inside starting spot. Alrajah One IT (PP3, Dexter Dunn), Its Academic (PP4, David Miller) and Southwind Tyrion (PP5, Ake Svanstedt) occupy the middle of the gate in the seven-horse field.

Twin B Joe Fresh (PP2, Dunn) lines up to the inside of Breeders Crown winner Max Contract (PP3, Andy Miller) as part of a solid and compact five-mare field for the $175,000 Open Mare Pace.

Leaving from post two in the $175,000 Open Mare Trot, Breeders Crown winner Bond (Ake Svanstedt) will look to topple her accomplished stablemate and current divisional leader Jiggy Jog S (PP4, Dunn) with M Ms Dream (PP1, D. Miller) looming the danger to her inside. 

Of those four talented three-year-olds, who do you think has the best chance of a winner's circle celebration on Saturdaty night? Have your say in our Standardbred Canada web poll by clicking the following link: Which of the four sophomores entered in this weekend's FanDuel Championships has the best chance to win against older competition?