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Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer Draw

Published: August 17, 2016 9:17 am ET

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The draw for the 2016 Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer took place during the Tuesday night card of harness racing at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park.

Elimination winners Ys Lotus and Go Daddy Go both drew favourably, nabbing two of the three inside posts.

Ys Lotus was untouchable on Saturday night, taking no prisoners in a three-plus length 1:51.1 score for Louis Philippe Roy and trainer Rene Allard. Ys Lotus' stablemate Shades Of Bay, driven by Brad Forward, tipped out from fifth at the half and advanced to finish second. Local contender D Gs Camme and Gilles Barrieau closed inside for third-place over Foiled Again and Marc Campbell.

Ys Lotus drew Post 3, while stablemate and fellow elim winner Go Daddy Go drew the coveted rail.

In rein to Brad Forward on Monday night for Trial #2, Go Daddy Go shot to immediate command from Post 4 in the $12,500 tilt, and the four-year-old son of Ponder-Sanfrancine chopped out panels of :27, :55.4 and 1:24. He then used a :28.1 closing quarter to fend off the late-driving Limelight Beach by a half-length margin. Alexas Jackpot and Paparazzi Hanover, were third and fourth, respectively.

Here's the field in post position order for the 2016 Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer, with elimination driver listed.

1. Go Daddy Go (Brad Forward)
2. Paparazzi Hanover (Travis Cullen)
3. Ys Lotus (Louis Philippe Roy)
4. Foiled Again (Marc Campbell)
5. DGs Camme (Gilles Barrieau)
6. Limelight Beach (Marc Campbell)
7. Alexas Jackpot (Jody Jamieson)
8. Shades Of Bay (Brad Forward)

Final driver changes will be posted when available.

The 2016 Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer will head to post around 12:00 a.m. (local time) on Saturday, August 20 as the conclusion of Old Home Week.

Here are the Gold Cup Ambassadors with their representative in the race. (Left To Right): Samantha Clark (Go Daddy Go), Emily Wight (Foiled Again), Heidi Hennessey (Paparazzi Hanover), Amber Perrot (Alexas Jackpot), Madison Tierney (Ys Lotus), Vanessa Frizzell (Shades Of Bay), Mary Jane Malone (Limelight Beach), Megan Poole (DGs Camme).


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