Lots of stakes action all weekend and we hope to report on most of them. First up is the Molson Pace.
The Molson Pace is a wide-open affair with several contenders. While maybe not a Grade 1 event due to the stakes being contested at Harrah's on Sunday, this race would be a strong Grad 2 event. Let's take a look at the field:
Fri 5/27 - 12th Pace WFD - $150,000 Molson Pace Invitational
1 State Treasurer (5-2, Christoforou) - Looking for a 4-peat. May be ready to roll but at 5-2 or less; I will look for value elsewhere.
2 Bettor Rock On N (7-1, Jamieson) - Toss last. Looks like a definite contender. Consider at this price point or higher.
3 Sunfire Blue Chip (4-1, M Macdonald) - No chance in last. Start prior in lower class one as fave. This may be too deep for him.
4 Evenin of Pleasure (12-1, Filion) - Coming in winless and will be leaving winless. Enough said.
5 Machtu N (6-1, Henry) - NZ import has raced well since arriving and has been improving each start, winning last start). Upside potential unknown, think this one can step up. My pick here at a price.
6 Mcwicked (7-1, Waples) - Figures to improve off of first start but may need another to be competitive.
7 PH Supercam (8-1, J Macdonald) - Needs a trip to be competitive. May land share.
8 All Bets Off (9-5, Kakaley) - Draws second tier. Will be closing late but may be too far back to win. Exotic possibility.
9 Rockin In Heaven (AE, Henry) - Also eligible raced fair effort in Confederation Cup. Not likely if he does draw in.