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Big Card Set For Red Mile Saturday

Published: October 3, 2019 1:29 pm ET

Last Comment: October 10, 2019 8:09 pm ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The Saturday, October 5 card at the Red Mile, which is the second to last program of the track’s Grand Circuit meet, is now set, and it's loaded.

The program includes four divisions of the $275,000 Betting Line International Stallion Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts, a single sophomore filly pace for the $216,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial and the $186,000 Mister Big Allerage Farms Open Pace.

Off of a third-place performance in the Metro Pace, Capt Midnight will return to the track in the first division of the Betting Line, sponsored by the Betting Line Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms. The Tony Alagna-trained Captaintreacherous colt rode a five-race win streak entering the final of the Metro, but brushed prematurely to the front through quick fractions and faltered through the lane as the odds-on favourite. The winner of $221,464 will start from Post 4 with Andrew McCarthy in the bike for owners Marvin Katz, Kenneth Jacobs, Brad Grant and Capt Midnight Racing.

Roll With JR will start directly to the left of Capt Midnight. Roll With JR is heading into the tilt off of a gate-to-wire, 1:50.4 win in an $81,950 division of the Bluegrass. The Roll With Joe colt, who finished second in the Kentucky Sire Stakes championship, has accrued $142,891 in earnings for Pollack Racing LLC and trainer Jeff Cullipher. Doug McNair will be in the race bike.

Cattlewash headlines the second Betting Line split off of a 1:50.3 victory in an $80,950 division of Bluegrass. The Ron Burke-trained Somebeachsomewhere colt has recorded four wins (which came in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes) from eight starts and has banked $141,502 in purses for owner William Donovan. Yannick Gingras will sit in the bike from Post 4 for trainer Ron Burke.

Metro Pace winner Tall Dark Stranger enters the third Betting Line division undefeated. In six starts, the Bettors Delight colt has amassed $376,890 in earnings for owners Crawford Farms Racing, Marvin Katz, Caviart Farms and Howard Taylor. The Nancy Johansson trainee will be making his third start on the Grand Circuit and will have Yannick Gingras in the sulky from Post 1.

Another undefeated pacer, Elver Hanover, leads the fourth Betting Line split. The Yankee Cruiser gelding broke the two-year-old pacing world record set by stablemate Warrawee Ubeaut last year when popping pocket to a 1:48.3 victory in an $80,950 division of Bluegrass. The Ron Burke trainee — owned by Burke Racing Stable, Bridgette Jablonsky, Jason Melillo and J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby — will have Chris Page in the bike as he tries to extend his unbeaten streak to nine.

The top sophomore pacing fillies in the country will meet in the Glen Garnsey Memorial Tattersalls Pace, sponsored by the Sweet Lou Syndicate and Diamond Creek Farms.

World champion Warrawee Ubeaut is riding a five-race win streak, which includes blowouts in both heats of the Jugette. The Ron Burke-trained daughter of Sweet Lou has over $1.1 million earned for Burke Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi and will have Yannick Gingras driving from Post 3.

Fan Hanover champion Treacherous Reign will start from Post 9 off of a 1:49.4 far-turn swoop in a $163,100 division of Bluegrass. The Tony Alagna-trained Captaintreacherous filly finished third to Warrawee Ubeaut in the second heat of the Jugette after having won her opening-heat elimination. Dexter Dunn will steer the winner of $686,187 for owners Alagna Racing, Big Als Stables, Let It Ride Stables and Dana Parham.

Stonebridge Soul, who rose to prominence among the sophomore pacing filly ranks when winning the James Lynch Memorial and Mistletoe Shalee, will have to overcome Post 10. The Chris Ryder-trained Somebeachsomewhere filly is heading in off of a fifth-place finish in the Jugette final (she had previously finished second to Warrawee Ubeaut in her elimination). Tim Tetrick will drive the winner of $530,301 for owners Henderson Farms and Robert Mondillo.

In the $186,000 Mister Big Allerage Farms Open Pace, sponsored by Muscara Standardbreds, to Warrawee Ubeaut in the second heat of the Jugette McWicked — the richest stallion in harness racing history — will try to add to his record-setting bankroll. Earning over $4.6 million, the eight-year-old McArdle stallion has four wins from 13 starts this season and enters off a second-place finish in the $151,750 Dayton Pacing Derby. Casie Coleman trains McWicked for owner S S G Stables and will have Brian Sears driving.

Free-for-all trotters also race on the Saturday card in the $145,000 Cantab Hall Allerage Farms Open, sponsored by Jeff & Paula Gural.

Kentucky Futurity winner Six Pack, who will start from Post 7, will return to the scene of his 1:49.1 world record. The four-year-old son of Muscle Mass will be making his second start in a month – his return to the track resulted in a fourth-place finish in the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park. Six Pack, who has earned $1.5 million from 32 starts, will have trainer and co-owner Ake Svanstedt in the sulky for partners Little E LLC, Knutsson Trotting, Stall Kalmar and Lawrence Berg.

Crystal Fashion, who finished fourth as the 9-5 favourite in the $450,000 Maple Leaf Trot, will start from Post 3. The four-year-old Cantab Hall gelding is approaching $2 million in earnings for owner Fashion Farms LLC thanks to victories this season in the Hambletonian Maturity and John Cashman Memorial along with a million-dollar sophomore campaign. David Miller will guide the Jim Campbell trainee from Post 3.

The 10-race Saturday program will also features two late-closing events for freshman pacing colts and a sole late-closing event for trotting fillies and mares. First-race post time will be at 1:00 p.m. (EDT).

(Red Mile)

October 10, 2019 - 8:09 pmThat was reported here on

Dan Fisher SAID...

October 10, 2019 - 10:35 amI just read that Lather Up

john thomas SAID...

I just read that Lather Up has just been retired due to injury.

October 3, 2019 - 4:32 pmWhy isn't Lather Up entered

Mike Mobley SAID...

Why isn't Lather Up entered in The Allerage? He hasn't raced in over a month, since The Canadian Pacing Derby.

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