Paint Creek Farms’ Palazzo Princess, undefeated in 2009, has been installed as the even-money morning line favorite in Saturday’s $101,700 Miller Lite Courageous Lady for 3-year-old filly pacers at Northfield Park. She drew the rail in the eight-horse field. The daughter of Jate Lobell is four-for-four in 2009, with a lifetime best win of 1:52.4, fastest in the field, taken last month at The Meadows.
Singnoeveil Hanover, who drew post six, is the second choice at 4-1, while Cams Van Go is the 6-1 third choice, despite being saddled with the outside post eight.
Trainer Jim Arledge, Jr. sends two fillies postward in the race. Save My Shark, owned by the trainer in partnership with Joe Sbrocco and Frank Dettor, drew post 3 and is 8-1, while Goldfinger Enterprises’ Angel Of The West drew post four and is listed at 12-1.
Three-time defending local driving champ Aaron Merriman will drive the favorite. He currently leads all drivers in North America with 323 wins in 2009.
Any patron paying regular $1.75 grandstand or $3 clubhouse admission Saturday receives a free Northfield Park baseball cap. The Courageous Lady is the twelfth race on the fourteen-race card at the harness track, which is located on Ohio Route 8, midway between Cleveland and Akron. Post time for the Miller Lite Courageous Lady is 11:05, with first race post at 7 PM Eastern
$101,700 Miller Lite Courageous Lady Post Time 11:05 PM May 23