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McIntosh On Jackets Required

Published: March 4, 2011 3:11 pm ET

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After going winless in six starts so far this season, Jackets Required will be looking to change his fortunes Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack in the single $25,000 elimination for the Cam Fella Stakes.

With a record of 0-4-1 this season and $35,640 in earnings, trainer Bob McIntosh is hoping that an equipment change will help his pupil’s chances of finding the winner's circle.

“He’s been knocking on the door lately,” McIntosh commented. “We switched him to a blind bridle, so hopefully that will help, as well. I would have liked to have drawn a little better (Post 8), but we could have it tougher, too. It would be nice to win and pick our post position for the final.”

Jackets Required earned $107,253 last season as a three-year-old despite missing the better part of the year due to throat surgery.

“He’s four years old, but he only has had 20 lifetime starts. I think he has the potential to be a top horse on the WEG circuit and maybe the Grand Circuit,” McIntosh said.

McIntosh has a great association with the family after having co-owned and trained Jackets Required's sire, Allamerican Ingot, to over $1.2 million in earnings. He also trained Jackets Required's dam, Eve Of The Ball.

“They are similar,” he said. “Allamerican Ingot had fight in him and so does Jackets Required. Jackets Required will get better as the year goes on and will be even better next year.”

Driver Randy Waples will steer the homebred, owned by McIntosh and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc.

The Cam Fella elim will go to post in Race 6 with an approximate post time scheduled for 8:55 p.m.

To view entries for Woodbine's Saturday card of harness racing, please click the following link: Saturday Entries - Woodbine Racetrack.


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