Only eight three-year-old pacers, three of whom were supplemented to the race at a cost of $35,000 each, have entered the first jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown, the Cane Pace, that will now feature just a final at Tioga Downs on Monday September 1 (Labor Day).
The connections of He's Watching, Luck Be Withyou and Lyonssomewhere, all paid the $35,000 to be in the Cane Pace. The eight entered will race for a purse of $437,325 in the final.
World champion He's Watching looms the early race favorite while rival JK Endofanera is also a major contender.
Here is the field in alphabetical order:
Beat The Drum
Doo Wop Hanover
He's Watching (supplement)
Luck Be Withyou (supplement)
by Steve Wolf, for Harnesslink.com