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Ken Middleton's Fantasy Stable

Published: May 16, 2018 8:35 am ET

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Who would harness racing's sharpest minds select in the 2018 Trot Magazine Fantasy Stable? Trot Insider will feature 'expert picks' in advance of the contest entry deadline.

Announcer for Woodbine Mohawk Park, Ken Middleton has offered his picks for the 2018 Fantasy Stable. Middleton has honed in on 2017 Milton winner Blue Moon Stride from a wide-open array of choices in Group H.

"She's just one of those hard-hitting Rocknroll Hanovers that can do it from anywhere," said Middleton. "And she seems to be able to adapt to any track size, and that gives her lots of options. She showed the ability to race with and beat the best in her division last year, so hopefully that can carry over into this season's campaign."

A blue-blooded daughter of Rocknroll Hanover, Blue Moon Stride made a strong transition to older competition in 2017 with a 4-4-2 summary from 20 seasonal starts while collecting cheques in all but three of those races.

Now back on track at age five, Blue Moon Stride continues to perform with consistency. After a win against Fillies & Mares Open foes at The Meadowlands in her debut, Blue Moon Stride followed up that performance with a solid third-place finish in the 2018 Chip Noble Memorial on May 7 at Miami Valley.

Group A:
Alarm Detector

Group B:
Keystone Velocity

Group C:

Group D:
Percy Bluechip

Group E:
You Know You Do

Group F:
Nike Franco N

Group G:
Kadabra Queen

Group H:
Blue Moon Stride

Group I: Two-Year-Old Colt Pacers:
Stienams Beach
Quatrain Blue Chip

Group J: Two-Year-Old Filly Pacers:
Caviart Darlin
Izzy Hanover

Group K: Two-Year-Old Colt Trotters:
Mission Hill

Group L: Two-Year-Old Filly Trotters:
Seaside Bliss
When Dovescry

Group M: Trainers 1:
Brian Brown

Group N: Trainers 2:
Richard Moreau

Group O: Drivers 1:
Yannick Gingras

Group P: Drivers 2:
Scott Zeron

Group Q: Drivers 3:
Doug McNair

Group R: Drivers 4:
James MacDonald

Entries for the 2018 Fantasy Stable Contest can be made up until 5:00 pm (EST) on Friday, May 18. 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 18 and December 31, 2018..

For the purposes of the fantasy bankroll, the winners (horses only) of the 2018 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 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship, a prize valued at (approx) $1,300.

Previous Expert Selections:

Emily Gaskin - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Greg Blanchard - The Raceway at The Western Fair District

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