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Paul Kelley's Fantasy Stable

Published: May 15, 2019 9:35 am ET

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Who would harness racing's sharpest minds select in the 2019 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable? Trot Insider will feature 'expert picks' in advance of the deadline for this year's contest, brought to you in partnership with the Breeders Crown.

New to the Fantasy Stable expert panel, award-winning trainer Paul Kelley has offered his analysis for the 2019 Fantasy Stable. The trainer behind the likes of trotting stars Quick Credit (the dam of Wheeling N Dealin), Crazy About Pat and millionaire Obrigado has honed in on a pair of well-bred freshman trotting colts in Group K that caught his eye last fall.

"Gangster Hanover was my top pick for trotting colts in the Harrisburg sale. I absolutely loved him when I saw him at Hanover. He’s a big colt and very correct. I’ll be very surprised if he doesn’t make an impression in the two-year-old division this year."

Gangster Hanover (Father Patrick - Global Desire) was purchased by Ake Svanstedt Inc., S R F Stable and Brittany Farms LLC. Svanstedt currently has the horse in training.

"Father Jonathan is from a mare (Sleep Tight My Luv) that I trained for Bill Weaver. The colt was a real eye-catcher at the Lexington Select Sale and obviously his $275,000 sale price reflects that. Yes, he’s a later foal but he looked very mature at Fasig Tipton. It’s a fantastic pedigree that is bound to produce a top colt one day. This guy could be it."

Another son of Father Patrick, Father Jonathon was purchased by Al Libfeld and entrusted to trainer Marcus Melander.

Group A:
Six Pack

Group B:
Gimpanzee

Group C:
American History

Group D:
This Is The Plan

Group E:
Donttellmeagain

Group F:
Bettors Wish

Group G:
Grand Teton

Group H:
Whispering Oaks

Group I: Two-Year-Old Colt Pacers:
Capt Midnight
Betterthanthebeach

Group J: Two-Year-Old Filly Pacers:
Beyond Ecstasy
Alexiss Beach

Group K: Two-Year-Old Colt Trotters:
Gangster Hanover
Father Jonathon

Group L: Two-Year-Old Filly Trotters:
Senorita Rita
Whose Blues

Group M: Trainers 1:
Richard Moreau

Group N: Trainers 2:
Blake MacIntosh

Group O: Drivers 1:
Yannick Gingras

Group P: Drivers 2:
Scott Zeron

Group Q: Drivers 3:
Louis-Philippe Roy

Group R: Drivers 4:
Sylvain Filion

Entries for the 2019 Fantasy Stable Contest can be made up until 5:00 pm (EST) on Friday, May 17. Stables cannot be altered once submitted. Click here to enter!

The contest is based on total earnings of selected horses and five percent of the earnings of selected trainers and drivers between May 17 and December 31, 2019..

For the purposes of the fantasy bankroll, the winners (horses only) of the 2019 Breeders Crown Finals will each receive a $200,000 contest bankroll bonus. Also, in the two-year-old categories, contestants are once again asked to select TWO horses.

At the end of the year, the winner of the contest will receive entry into and travel to the 2020 World Harness Handicapping Championship, a prize valued at (approx) $1,300.

Previous Fantasy Stable Expert Picks:

Gabe Prewitt
Greg Blanchard
Emily Gaskin
Ken Middleton


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