Thursday, May 26, 2011

See You At Peelers and Roadside Delight made morning line favorites for rich Empire Breeders' Classic Finals

The Tioga Downs' oddsmaker has dubbed See You At Peelers as the heavy 2-5 morning line favorite for Sunday night's $279,175 Empire Breeders' Classic Final for 3-year-old filly pacers.

After last week's national season's, stakes, and track record of 1:50.4 in the first start of her sophomore campaign, See You At Peelers extender her undefeated streak to 14.

However, eight of New York's best pacing fillies will be lined up looking to knock off her undefeated streak and take home the coveted 2011 Empire Breeders' Classic.

See You At Peelers will start from post position number three on Sunday night, while other elimination winner New Album (George Brennan) has chosen the rail for Sunday's final.

Below is the field before driver changes:
Race 4
$279,175 Empire Breeders’ Classic Final:
3-year-old filly pacers
PP HORSE DRIVER TRAINER

1 New Album George Brennan Mark Kesmodel

2 Whats New Pussycat Brian Sears Nicholas Surick

3 See You At Peelers Marcus Johansson Jimmy Takter

4 Shyaway David Miller Chris Ryder

5 Southwind Jazmin Andy Miller Mark Harder

6 Swinging Beauty Scott Zeron Gregg McNair

7 Winbak Corazon Phil Fluet Phil Fluet

8 Song In A Major Gregory Merton Gary Messenger

9 Miss Annie J Tim Tetrick Linda Toscano


In the $289,925 final for the 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, last week's elimination winner, Roadside Delight, has been made the 3-1 morning line favorite for George Brennan and trainer Richard Norman.

After last week's national season's, stakes, and track record of 1:50.1 from post position number one, the connections were quick to jump back on the rail for Sunday night's final.

Roadside Delight has been given the slight edge over Fashion Delight (David Miller), who sat the pocket behind the pacesetter last week but was unable to get up in his first start of the year.

However, Fashion Delight has drawn post position number five for the final and will make his third start on Lasix with a race under his belt in 2011 and could offer a strong challenge for the favorite.

Feel Like A Fool (Brian Sears) after being the beaten 2-5 favorite in the elimination has drawn post position number six for Sunday night's final.

Below is the field before driver changes:
Race 8
$289,925 Empire Breeders’ Classic Final:
3-year-old colt and gelding pacers



PP HORSE DRIVER TRAINER

1 Roadside Delight George Brennan R. Nifty Norman

2 Fantaddy Scott Zeron Tony Osullivan

3 Sir Ziggy’s Z Tam Pat Lachance Pat Lachance

4 Samandar Brian Sears Larry Rathbone

5 Fashion Delight David Miller Jim Campbell

6 Feel Like A Fool Brian Sears George Teague Jr.

7 Flipper J Tim Tetrick Linda Toscano

8 Bettor’s Green Greg Grismore Benjamin Wallace

9 American Arena Simon Allard Noel Daley


Post time for Sunday's 10-race card is set for a special Sunday night post time of 6:50 pm and will feature Tioga's $10,000 guaranteed Pick Six on the final six races of the day.

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