Wilkes-Barre, PA – Myron Bell has never been one to mince words. He has a reputation for saying what is on his mind and as the head spokesperson of the Captaintreacherous Racing Stable, has been under “fire” this season but is never shy at speaking about it.
Today at the Breeders Crown luncheon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Myron Bell was hoping that they could draw at least a 2, 3 or 4 post position for his champion pacer but came away with the rail. As an elimination winner his horse drew for posts 1 to 5 as did Lucan Hanover who drew post three.
“I am happy with the one (post) though it’s not the best on a five-eighths track,” Bell said.
When asked about a rematch with Vegas Vacation Bell commented.
“Vegas took a shot last week and it worked out in our favor last week,” he said. “Hopefully it will be the same this week. Brian (Sears) did what he had to do in that race. Will he do it again this week, who knows. These races are not rehearsed, they are not scripted and that’s what makes it great.
“Any good driver does not have a plan for a race like this,” Bell explained. “They see what happens behind the gate and that is when the decision is made to leave or not. They (drivers) have raced against these horses all season long so they know how to handle it from the start. It’s instinctive to them. They know if they should pull first-over or wait for live cover.”
Managing Captaintreacherous career has been a tough one for Myron Bell, trainer Tony Alagna and driver Tim Tetrick. But so far they have stuck to their game plan and it has worked very well. When asked what the future hold for “The Captain” over the next month, Myron Bell explained.
“We were disappointed last year that he did not win the Breeders Crown.” Bell said. “So we want to correct that this year. Last year the track did not favor any horse on the front end and we went to the front and got caught, simple enough. Now we have a chance to come back this Saturday and win.
“Our plans right now are after the Breeders Crown to go to Hoosier Park on November 2 for their $250,000 Monument Circle Pace,” Bell explained and then the American National at Balmoral Park the following week. We have also had our eye all year on the TGV Open Pace. It’s the top older horses and the 3-year-old that wins the Breeders Crown. We would love to end his season with a win against the older horses. I don’t think that has been done since Armbro Nesbit in the 1970’s. I know we can go with them and beat them, but I’ll let the horse do the talking.”
By Brian McEvoy & Steve Wolf for Harnesslink.com