Eight in Cane Pace elim, Southwind Lynx gets bye
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With Meadowlands Pace and Art Rooney winner Southwind Lynx receiving a bye directly into the Cane Pace final as the richest entrant, eight 3-year-old colt pacers will line up behind the gate at Freehold Raceway Saturday afternoon in a single $99,156 elimination, with only the last-place finisher not returning for the big dance.
Always A Virgin, coming off a
Last year’s Metro winner Yankee Skyscaper has drawn post two for driver David Miller and trainer Chris Ryder. The son of Artiscape is a three-time winner this year, but is coming off a parked-out, eighth-place finish in his Adios elimination Aug. 11 at The Meadows. On Friday, Aug. 17, Yankee Skyscaper romped to a 23-length qualifying win in 1:53.4 at Freehold.
Drawing the outside post eight in the Cane Pace elim is defending divisional champion Artzina, who is winless in five starts this year. In his most recent attempt, Artzina finished second behind Always A Virgin in his
Here is the complete field with named drivers for the Cane Pace elimination:
1 Fresh Deck (George Brennan)
2 Yankee Skyscaper (David Miller)
3 Honkytonk Hanover (David Miller)
4 Always A Virgin (Brian Sears)
5 Ghee’s House (Yannick Gingras)
6 Pandoras Sox (John Campbell)
8 Artzina (John Campbell)