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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Molson Pace Preview

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.
Selections: 5-8-2-1-6

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