Cane Champ To Skip 'Jug'?

Published: September 7, 2012 11:32 am EDT

After winning the Cane Pace on Monday at Tioga Downs, the connections of Dynamic Youth were planning on using the win to springboard into a Little Brown Jug supplement. Those plans have reportedly been altered.

According to harnessracing.com, the connections discussed racing at Delaware but for now have decided against it. Instead, Dynamic Youth will race in the final leg of the New York Sire Stakes this Saturday night, September 8, at Batavia Downs. Dynamic Youth currently sits tenth in divisional point standings and needs a top-two finish to garner a spot in the $225,000 NYSS Final on September 22 at Yonkers Raceway.

"We did say at first we were going to the Jug but the financial impact is just too much to consider,” said Silva, who shares ownership of Dynamic Youth with his wife, Theresa, along with Ken Tucci and C&G Racing Stable. "It's a $45,000 supplemental fee and then you can draw the seven or the eight (post). So we're not supplementing.”

Saturday night's two NYSS divisions go for $64,760 a piece. Stephane Bouchard picks up the catch drive on Dynamic Youth, an altered son of Bettors Delight – Always True. In 13 seasonal starts Dynamic Youth is a five-time winner and sports earnings of $397,940. The Aaron Lambert trainee has been installed as the 2-1 choice in the sixth race of the evening.

Not eligible to the Grand Circuit at the Red Mile or the Breeders Crown, Dynamic Youth's schedule past the NYSS final has yet to be determined but will likely include the American National on November 10 at Balmoral Park.

Silva will still have a Jug hopeful as he co-owns locally-trained A Rocknroll Dance with Ohioan Jim Mulinix.

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