On the eve of the $603,000 Maple Leaf Trot, one door has been shut for a "Trot" hopeful, while a door has opened for a new challenger. Undercover Strike, trained by Tony O'Sullivan, was to start from post position eight in Saturday night's Maple Leaf Trot, but has been scratched.
The scratch to Undercover Strike has given a second opportunity to the Luc Blais trainee Wheeling N Dealin, who did not qualify for the final, but was the also eligible.
Wheeling N Dealin will now start from post position eight in Saturday night's final, but will wear saddle pad number 11.
A driver has not yet been named for Wheeling N Dealin as Jody Jamieson, who drove the horse in the elimination and is listed in the program, will be driving Archangel from post position four.
Wheeling N Dealin has won 11 times in 27 career starts and has earnings of over $865,000.
This season, the 4-year-old son of Cantab Hal-Quick Credit has won twice in eight starts. (WEG)