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Saunders still "Lookin" for NA Cup victory

June 11, 2011
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As many racing fans remember, last year's top sophomore pacer was the Bruce Saunders-trainee, Rock N Roll Heaven. The son of Rocknroll Hanover ended his career with $2,774,478 and victories in the $500,000 Breeders Crown, $604,000 Tattersalls Pace, $437,100 Messenger and $181,913 Matron Stakes, just to name a few.
 
However, one major race that Saunders failed to capture was the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup. The New Jersey conditioner has returned this year as he seeks redemption in the richest race for sophomore
pacers with Lookinforadventure. In his most recent outing, the four-time winner finished third in his
division of the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes.
 
“He was stronger this week than last week. I’d say a pylon or two stronger,” Saunders commented following the last weeks race. “I thought we had second wrapped up, but that’s horse racing. He came first-up into
a good horse and I think that’s the first time he’s been first-up in his life and he was moving forward at the wire.”
 
Last year, Lookinforadventure earned $219,538 from 12 starts with his biggest victory in the $200,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes final for owner Frank Bellino.
 
Lookinforadventure will begin from post 6 for driver Randy Waples in tonight's second Pepsi N.A. Cup elimination in race four.
 
Following Lookinforadventure’s third place effort, Saunders spoke with WEG’s media department. To watch the interview, please visit NorthAmericaCup.com. (WEG) 

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