The North America Cup eliminations certainly shook-up the three-year-old pacing ranks quite a bit.
While McWicked is not Pace eligible, Tellitlikeitis and Lyonssomewhere, who both won North America Cup Eliminations are Pace eligible and they vaulted to No. 2 and No. 4 respectively in this week's Top 10.
However, despite a third place finish, JK Endofanera remains No. 1 this week.
"Within reason, everyone gets one mulligan," said Meadowlands oddsmaker Darin Zoccali. "I learned my lesson from He's Watching, who bounced back from a disastrous Rooney Elimination with a stellar effort at Mohawk. Jk Endofanera appeared a bit washed out and locked on a line and I am confident that will be corrected in the Final. I still think he is the best horse. However, unless a huge longshot wins the North America Cup, I have to believe whoever wins the race will be No. 1 next week."
Tellitlikeitis had been making waves recently and proved the hype was justifiable with his 1:48.4 win at Mohawk Saturday. The same can be said for undefeated Lyonssomewhere who vaulted to No. 4 with his Cup elimination win. Dropping out of the Top 10 this week were Limelight Beach and Somestar Somewhere who fell to No. 11 and No. 12.
This Week's Top 10 can be found at: http://www.meadowlandspace.com/pdf/Road_To_The_Pace-Week10.pdf
From the Meadowlands publicity office