Captaintreacherous, fresh off his Breeders Crown final victory on Oct. 19 at Pocono Downs, has drawn post 2 in Friday night's $252,000 Monument Circle for 3-year-old colt pacers at Hoosier Park. The Tony Alagna trainee brings a six-race win streak to Hoosier Park and a 12-for-13 overall record this year as he continues his quest for back-to-back Pacer of the Year honors as well as Horse of the Year accolades.
Captaintreacherous also counts the Meadowlands Pace, North America Cup and Cane Pace among his victories this year, as well as an Invitational Pace score at Hoosier Park in late September. Tim Tetrick will again drive Captaintreacherous as he takes on nine rivals that include just two who also started in the Breeders Crown final: Beach Memories (fourth) and Apprentice Hanover (sixth). Also in the race is New York Sires Stakes champion Fool Me Once, who failed to advance to the Breeders Crown final after finishing fifth in his elimination.
Foiled Again, who won the Breeders Crown Open Horse Pace to increase his career earnings to a record $5.65 million, will start from post 6 in a stellar field entered in the $222,500 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. The 9-year-old gelding trained by Ron Burke has 74 career wins and brings a three-race win streak to Hoosier Park that brought his seasonal earnings past the $1-million mark for the third consecutive year. Yannick Gingras will drive.
Pet Rock, the William Haughton Memorial winner who finished just a neck behind in second to Foiled Again in the Crown final, will start from post 3 for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. and driver David Miller. The field also includes world champion Bolt The Duer, who won the Dan Patch Invitational earlier this year at Hoosier Park; Warrawee Needy, whose 1:46.4 effort in winning a Haughton Memorial elimination equals the fastest race mile ever; Presidential Series champion and Allerage Farms winner Golden Receiver; and Sweet Lou, a winner of more than $2 million who captured the Meadowlands Maturity this spring.
Spider Blue Chip and Creatine, who finished first and second, respectively, in the Breeders Crown final for 3-year-old colt trotters, will respectively start from post 1 and 2 in the $286,500 Carl Erskine Trot (formerly known as the Oliver Trot). Other Crown finalists who will make the ship to Indiana for the Erskine include Deweycolorintheline (fifth) and EL Rocket (sixth).
Spider Blue Chip, who finished third to Creatine in the Kentucky Futurity final, also has on his resume this year the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes champion. The Chuck Sylvester trainee will be driven by Ron Pierce. Creatine, whose valiant stretch rally with driver Mike Lachance in the Crown final fell just a neck short, will start from post 2 with Lachance again getting the call from trainer Bob Stewart.
Authorize, who finished second in the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Pace, will start from post 4 in the first of two $32,800 Circle City divisions. Pierce gets the call from trainer Tony Alagna in the seven-horse field that also includes Glen Garnsey Memorial division winner Carols Desire and Indiana Sires Stakes champion Always About Katey.
Also on the 14-race card is the $157,100 Elevation for 2-year-old colt pacers and a pair of $40,300 divisions of the Circle City for 3-year-old filly trotters. Post time for the first race Friday at Hoosier Park is 5:30 p.m.