Dexter takes us through his Breeders Crown drives for today
It is a massive weekend of harness racing in Canada this weekend, with the Breeders Crown and our own lad Dexter Dunn is there and right amongst all of the big action. After a massive weekend last weekend where he drove six winners at Mohawk on the Sunday NZT, today marks the beginning of arguably two of the biggest days of harness racing anywhere in the world.
It has been a quiet week for Dexter who flew into Canada yesterday. In terms of his personal excitement at what he has ahead of him this weekend, it is off the radar and why wouldn't it be. As the pilot of North America's best three year old colt Bettor's Wish and the regular partner of world record breaking trotting mare Manchego, it simply does not get any better than this.
Dexter has four Breeders Crown drives today and they all look to be covered by Trackside Two.
Race Six - Breeders Crown Final - Two Year Old Trotting Fillies
8. Shishito - Trainer Per Engblom - 10-1
"She went well enough in her elimination last Friday in running third behind Sister Sledge. It was the last turn that tripped her up last week. They have changed some gear this week, with the pole going back on as well as the blinds. She is definitely an eachway chance but will need luck in saying that. If she gets in the right position she won't be far away."
Toughest to beat - 2. Sister Sledge, 1. Hynotic Am
Race Seven - Breeders Crown Final - Two Year Old Pacing Fillies
7. Marloe Hanover - Trainer Nifty Norman - 15-1
"That was the first time on for me last time and she went a really nice race. From the draw here, she will need some luck, especially as all the more fancied ones have the better draws."
Toughest to beat - 1. Lyons Sentinel, 3. Priceless, 4, New Year.
Race Eight - Breeders Crown Final - Two Year Old Trotting Colts and Geldings
4. Amigo Volo - Trainer Nifty Norman - 4-1
"He threw himself off stride last week and broke. We didn't have a clean run really, but he shouldn't have broken all the same. On pure ability he is up to any in this field, as he showed at Lexington. While he had plenty of gatespeed when he won at Lexington, he really showed no gatespeed last week. His best performance has him right in this, so hopefully he is on his best behaviour."
Toughest to beat - 9. Real Cool Sam, 8. Capricornus
Race Nine - Breeders Crown Final - Two Year Old Pacing Colts and Geldings
6. Major Betts - Trainer Mark Harder - 15-1
"Nice horse, but he will be needing luck. He is a touch below the very best of them, but should be much better for last week's run on the track. We will be trying, but there may be one or two better."
Toughest to beat - 3. Papi Roy Hanover, 7. Tall Dark Stranger
Dexter has the four drives on the undercard today. The best of these are Race One - Sports Flix and Race Five - P L Jackson.
Posted: Sat 26 Oct 2019