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Metro, CPD, Shes A Great Lady Elims Drawn

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Published: August 23, 2011 5:00 pm ET

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Mohawk Racetrack will be a busy raceway this Saturday, as three Metro Pace eliminations, two Shes A Great Lady Stakes elims and two Canadian Pacing Derby elims will be on tap.

Fresh off his $317,800 victory in the Woodrow Wilson last Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Major Bombay appears to be a top contender for this year’s $1 million Metro prize for co-owner Aaron Waxman. The son of Art Major--Armbro Bombay scored a life’s best clocking of 1:51.4.

“He wasn’t 100 per cent, but he got the job done,” Waxman said in regard to last Saturday’s performance. “Brian (Sears) gave him a great trip and things worked out in our favour.”

Waxman, who captured the 2007 Woodrow Wilson with Dali, admitted that his horse is among many that could capture the rich final (September 3).

“There are probably at least half a dozen horses that can jump up and win the race,” he said. “I think my horse is a major contender, but he’s not the only contender. All I can say is that I wouldn’t trade him for anyone right now.”

Major Bombay has freshman earnings of $199,816 for trainer Tony Alagna, Waxman and fellow co-owners Louis Willinger, John Fodera and Major Bombay Partners. He will begin from Post 4 in the first $40,000 elimination for driver Brian Sears.

After having tasted defeat for the first time in his young career, I Fought Dalaw will look to rebound when he lines up behind the gate in his elimination for trainer Cosmo ‘Sam’ DePinto.

The son of Western Ideal--In For Life finished a disappointing fourth in his Nassagaweya division last Saturday at Mohawk for driver Jack Moiseyev. The four-time winner boasts earnings of $120,711 with a speed badge of 1:50.4. He will begin from Post 2 in the second elimination for driver David Miller.

After having captured the $363,900 final of the Sweetheart this past Saturday at the Meadowlands, Pirouette Hanover remains a top threat for the Shes A Great Lady for trainer Ed Hart.

The daughter of Western Ideal--Paulas Best is the fastest freshman this season with earnings of $299,212 for owner Jeffrey Snyder.

“We took her blood today and everything seems great,” Hart said. “She will ship out either Wednesday or Thursday and we’ll have her ready to go for Saturday.”

Hart, who has already campaigned Roll With Joe to a Meadowlands Pace victory and over $1.2 million in earnings this season, knows when he has a special horse.

“She’s a true professional and you can see it right away," he said. "Her mannerisms are flawless and she’s a class act.”

Despite having one of the top freshman pacing fillies on the continent, Hart admits he has a close eye on his competition.

“American Jewel,” Hart said right away when speaking about Pirouette Hanover’s rivals. “She was ultra-impressive the other night at Mohawk and she’s a big threat.”

Pirouette Hanover will begin from Post 2 in Race 8 for driver Ron Pierce.

Won The West, the 2010 Canadian Pacing Derby champion, will look for a repeat score in this year’s edition.

The seven-year-old son of Western Hanover--Gabrielle is the richest standardbred currently racing with $3,754,156 in career earnings. With 36 victories under his belt, the Ron Burke trainee will look to capture the rich prize for owners William Robinson, Strollin Stable and Country Club Acres Inc. Won The West will start from Post 3 in the first of two eliminations for driver Ron Pierce.

The Pacing Derby and the Shes A Great Lady are also set for the Metro Pace undercard.

To view Saturday's harness racing entries at Mohawk Racetrack, click the following link: Saturday - Mohawk Racetrack.

(WEG)


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