'Captain' crunches Cane Pace field
August 03, 2019
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There was little movement throughout the course of the $285,362 Cane Pace for three-year-old pacers, sponsored by Fair Winds Farm/Cameo Hills Farm, but that set up for a thrilling stretch duel. Meadowlands Pace champion Captain Crunch and Scott Zeron used a pocket trip to perfection, pacing by runner-up Bettor’s Wish Saturday, August 3 at The Meadowlands with a 1:48 performance. Semi Tough finished third.
Bettor’s Wish dictated the terms for Dexter Dunn in the scratch-shortened field of seven. Zeron dropped his Captaintreacherous-Sweet Paprika colt in second in the last stakes event on Hambletonian Day, happy to sit through fractions of :26.2, :54.4 and 1:22. In the stretch, Zeron abandoned the rail and took the fight to Bettor’s Wish, passing the leader and picking up his fifth win in seven starts this season.