Tioga Downs held the draw for the Cane Pace eliminations on Wednesday morning (August 21) and when the box closed on the sophomore pacers at 9:00am sharp, only eight had declared. No eliminations will be necessary and all eight including sophomore standout Captaintreacherous will go straight to the final on Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day) with a post time of 1:30pm.
Captaintreacherous (Tim Tetrick) will be joined by his entry mate, Wake Up Peter (Ron Pierce) listed as 1 and 1A and will face off against the Casie Coleman trained pair of Vegas Vacation (Brian Sears) and Lucan Hanover (David Miller). Vegas Vacation is coming off of two very impressive wins at Tioga Downs in the Empire Breeders' Classic where he was sent first over and drew clear of the field, the latter in world record time of 1:48.3.
Also joining these four looking for Cane Pace glory will be: Someplace Special (Corey Callahan), Word Power (Jim Morrill Jr.), Twilight Bonfire (David Miller), and Varadero Hanover (Yannick Gingras).
Below is the field before final programs changes in post position order for the $360,212 Cane Pace Final at Tioga Downs:
$360,212 Cane Pace Final
# PP HORSE DRIVER TRAINER
1 2 Captaintreacherous Tim Tetrick Tony Alagna
1A 3 Wake Up Peter Ron Pierce Tony Alagna
2 4 Vegas Vacation Brian Sears Casie Coleman
2A 8 Lucan Hanover David Miller Casie Coleman
3 1 Someplace Special Corey Callahan Mark Silva
4 5 Word Power Jim Morrill Jr. Larry Remmen
5 6 Twilight Bonfire David Miller Danny Collins
6 7 Varadero Hanover Yannick Gingras Ron Burke
Tioga Downs continues live racing action on Friday, August 23rd with a post time of 6:50pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com
by Dustin Ross