Thirteen Illinois bred 3-Year-Old pacing colts and geldings passed the entry box for next Thursday (June 23) evening’s $100,000 (estimated) Maywood Pace Final.
A pair of eliminations races have been carded on Thursday’s (June 16) programme.
The first four finishers in the $10,000 elimination divisions (races five and nine) will advance to next week’s added money championship.
The evenly-matched seven horse fifth race brings out multiple Maywood Park stake winner Ithinki’msomebody (5-2, Tony Morgan), last year’s Cardinal champion Kennan’s Josh (3-1, Tim Tetrick), freshman Springfield State Fair victor Perdition (7-2, Ryan Anderson), as well as Chevie Nitrous (5-1), The Long Goodbye (6-1) and the Michael Polansky tandem of Murcielago and(4-1) for the Tom Harmer Stable.
Perdition was an eight-time winner in his first season for Tanah Merah Farms when he racked up $106,781.
In addition to his Springfield championship, the Richest Hanover gelding also captured Hawthorne’s $47,500 Fox Valley Dynamic Final.
He was second best in the Governor’s Cup Final at DuQuoin and was beaten a neck in his only Maywood Park start by Kennan’s Josh (1.56.4) in the Chicago Jazz stake a year ago.
The ninth race second elimination heat has the early favouritism divided between Tanah Merah Farm’s Mandala Quest (2-1, Brent Holland), with the favourable pole position, the Anderson Racing Stable’s Canine Divine (5-2, Ryan Anderson) and Michael Polansky’s Y Z Onetwentyfive (3-1, Tony Morgan).
Short Again (8-1, Dave Magee), Kashitin (8-1, Ryan Anderson) and Mystical Tenor (9-2, Tim Tetrick) round out the second elimination division.
Both Mandala Quest and Mystical Tenor are trained by Erv Miller but will race uncoupled because of different ownership.
Courtesy Of Mike Paradise, Publicity Director, Maywood Park