Southwind Amazon, Carolina Beach, Windsong Leo face off
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The best pacers in the Midwest compete in the $16,000 Open Pace on Monday (February 10) at MGM Northfield Park. Southwind Amazon is the 2-1 slight favorite over 5-2 Carolina Beach and 3-1 Windsong Leo in the evening’s featured ninth race.
Southwind Amazon enters the race off two wins in a row against Northfiled’s Open competition. He has won three of four starts already this year. The 10-year-old gelding has 90 lifetime wins and recently pushed his career bankroll in excess of a million dollars. Ronnie Wrenn Jr will be steering Southwind Amazon from post five for trainer Paul Holzman.
Carolina Beach shakes a string on 7-holes to start from post-3 for trainer William Bercury and driver Aaron Merriman. The 6-year-old gelding finished second, beaten by only a neck in his most recent race in Northfield’s Open. He has two wins and two seconds in five races this year and has won 30 of 90 career starts.
Windsong Leo shows six straight wins in the program, all against Open Company at The Meadows near Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Invader starts from the outside and is a perfect four-for-four this year. He has 54 lifetime successes with over $630,000 in earnings. Ron Burke harnesses this 8-year-old contender for driver Chris Page.
Other horses starting in this featured event is #1 Derecho (Davis Lake), #2 Lancaster Park (Keith Kash Jr.) and #4 Just Toyin With Ya (Chris Lems).
Monday’s post time is 6PM. (Northfield Park)