Kleinhans: Enough Talk, Lucky Jim Head And Shoulders Above The Rest

Published: July 22, 2010 03:22 pm EDT

Enough Talk is no stranger to winning major races and beating the best trotters in North America


He sports more than $1.3 million in earnings and has the distinction of being the fastest trotter ever in the history of harness racing with a World Record time of 1:49.3 taken in 2008 at Colonial Downs.

Enough Talk is looking to add another stakes victory Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in the $772,000 Maple Leaf Trot, one race he has yet to win. In fact, after making a costly break in last year's elimination, Enough Talk failed to make it to the lucrative final.

Trainer Peter Kleinhans will send his charge to the gate from Post 1 again in this year’s final with regular pilot Ron Pierce handling the lines for Kleinhans and co-owner Jerry Silva.

Despite the adversity a year ago, Kleinhans believes Enough Talk is a different horse this time.

“Last year going into the Maple Leaf Trot, my horse just wasn‘t right. He wasn‘t 100 per cent sound and he has some issues we had to deal with,” Kleinhans told the Woodbine Entertainment Group media department.

“I think it's safe to say that my horse and Lucky Jim are head and shoulders above the rest of the field and in North America. I would consider Arch Madness in there as well but he didn’t perform as expected last week,” Kleinhans said.

When asked how he thought the race would unfold, Kleinhans predicts a lot of movement in the race.

“I think there will be a few horses gunning for position from the start. I can see my horse leaving from the rail as well as Lucky Jim and San Pail. I can also imagine Define The World leaving from Post 10 and looking for position in the middle of the field.

“I can also see the a few leadership changes down the backstretch. Lucky Jim will want the front as well as my horse and San Pail. It will be a exciting race to watch.”

Kleinhans also told the WEG media department that Enough Talk is currently stabled in Ontario with trainer Orjan Torstensson.

The Maple Leaf Trot will go to post as Race 7, which is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. It will be part of a two-hour special to be aired nationally on The Score Television Network from 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

The show will also feature the finals of the Armbro Flight and Roses Are Red.

Kleinhans will also be a special guest with Greg Blanchard Saturday night as they will host a beginner betting seminar which will be taking place at 6:30 p.m.

To view Saturday's Mohawk entries, click here.




chris mcculloch,

I think you're right. And that trotter is Buck I St Pat. As opposed to the "great" San Pail, she can actually race well in more than (gasp!) ONE province/state. Imagine that.

Peter: I think you witnessed first hand who the top trotter is on this continent

You're right; that comment sounds worse than it was. The question was "is it safe to say that Enough Talk is the best older trotter out there," and I just felt that wouldn't be right to say because Lucky Jim has to be included as about equal to him at this point. As far as San Pail, I haven't seen enough of his races to really draw a bead on him this year. He looked pretty good in the elim, but I still think he'll have to take it up another notch to win the final. But he did it last year, so it's certainly not out of the question. And how about the huge trip the Swedish horse went in the elim?

Wow what a statement.... He def hasn't seen much of the current Maple Leaf Trot winner this summer i take it. Peter must not have bothered to tune in to last weeks elim either where San Pail was shut down in 52. I hope Waples reads Kleinhans remarks on this topic. WOW i can't believe it!
There is a very big chance we will see a mohawk track record and it very well may belong to San Pail.

Peter Kleinhans says...
"It's safe to say Lucky Jim and Enough Talk are head and shoulders above the rest."

San Pail says...
"Peter, clearly you haven't seen me - the defending Maple Leaf Trot champ - in action. Trust me, I'm pretty good, too. I just might make you eat those words."

typical,,,,,,,,,,he thinks they are head and tails above the rest.............go San Pail

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