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Final fields drawn for Friday, Saturday Crown events
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - from the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown

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Cranbury, NJ --- Post positions for the final four Breeders Crown races were drawn Monday night (Oct. 23) along with  induction ceremonies for the Indiana Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Hoosier Park.

All the races on Friday (Oct. 27) feature the filly and mare divisions and last night, posts were assigned for the $500,000 3-year-old filly trot, carded as race 10.  Ariana G, who has dominated this division all year, with 11 wins in 14 starts and $873,690 in earnings, is favored at 3-5 despite drawing post 8 in the 10-horse field.

She had the option to take a bye due to her seasonal earnings and trainer Jimmy Takter exercised that option for the daughter of Muscle Hill, owned and bred by Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld. Her last race was a second-place (by a neck) finish to Ice Attraction in the final of the Kentucky Filly Futurity at Red Mile on Oct. 8.

The second choice is Crown elimination race winner Overdraft Volo at odds of 4-1 from post 5. Her connections, trainer Julie Miller and owners Pinske Stables and Kentuckiana Racing Stable, drew for a post position between 1-5, an option afforded them for winning the elimination.

The field, from the rail out is:

Post]Horse]Driver]Morning Line Odds
1 Dream Baby Dream (Rod Allen) 20-1
2 Highland Top Hill (David Miller) 30-1
3 Checkmate Time (Donald Dupont) 30-1
4 Dream Together (Daniel Dube) 10-1
5 Overdraft Volo (Andy Miller) 4-1
6 Sunshine Delight (Brett Miller) 20-1
7 That’s All Moni (Tim Tetrick) 12-1
8 Ariana G (Yannick Gingras) 3-5 
9 Fine Tuned Lady (Corey Callahan) 10-1
10 Ice Attraction (Ake Svanstadt) 5-1.

In the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old pacing fillies, Caviart Ally is the 3-1 favorite from post 2, in race 9 on Friday.

The Bettor’s Delight daughter has seven wins from 18 starts and $556,145 for the Jugette winner. Noel Daley trains for owners Caviart Farm of Vienna, Va.

Ella Christina, who won her Crown elimination race at odds of 35-1, is second choice at 4-1 from post 3.

The field, from the rail out, is:

Post]Horse]Driver]Morning Line Odds
1 Blazin Britches (Trace Tetrick) 6-1
2 Caviart Ally (Andrew McCarthy) 3-1
3 Ella Christina (Tim Tetrick) 4-1
4 Inverse Hanover (Peter Wrenn) 20-1
5 Agent Q (David Miller) 7-2
6 Carol’s Z Tam (Ricky Macomber) 15-1
7 Idyllic Beach (Yannick Gingras) 9-2
8 Jaye’s A Lady (Andy Miller) 30-1
9 Tequila Monday (Brett Miller) 15-1
10 Oblivious Blue Chip (Scott Zeron) 12-1.

Of the Saturday races, the field for the $500,000 Open Trot, race 7, was also held Monday night, with the lone mare, Hannelore Hanover, installed as the 7-5 favorite from post 4 as she takes on the boys. The Indiana-bred daughter of Swan For All won her Crown elimination race on Oct. 21, so her connections earned the right to shake for an inside post.

Hannelore Hanover is the top seasonal earner in the field, with $689,754 in the bank to go along with eight wins in 15 starts.  She is trained by Ron Burke for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino and Jerry and Teresa Silva.

With the scratch of JL Cruze (PP2) all starters move down a post position and the AE1 Gural Hanover draws in and starts from the farthest outside post on the gate, post 9.

Crazy Wow, a 5 year-old son of Crazed, also won his Crown elimination last week and is the 9-2 second favorite from post 2.

The field, from the rail out, is:

Post]Horse]Driver]Morning Line Odds
1 Resolve (Ake Svanstadt) 10-1
2 Crazy Wow (David Miller) 9-2
3 Homicide Hunter (Brett Miller) 8-1
4 Hannelore Hanover (Yannick Gingras) 7-5
5 Marion Marauder (Scott Zeron) 5-1
6 Lookslikeachpndale (Daniel Dube) 20-1
7 Pinkman (Brian Sears) 30-1
8 Il Sogno Dream (Corey Callahan) 20-1
9 Gural Hanover (Matt Kakaley) 15-1
10 Mambo Lindy (Tim Tetrick) 15-1.

Fresh off his one-length, 1:51.1 win in Saturday’s Crown elimination, Downbytheseaside is the 8-5 favorite in the $500,000 Crown for 3-year-old pacing colts, to be held as race 11. The Somebeachsomewhere colt has the highest seasonal earnings in the field, with $1,084,735 in the bank with 10 wins in 17 starts for trainer Brian Brown and owners Country Club Acres, Sbrocco, Lombardo and Diamond Creek Racing.  

Boogie Shuffle, second to Downbytheseaside in the Crown elim, is the second choice at 9-2 from post 2.

The field, from the rail out, is:

Post]Horse]Driver]Morning Line Odds
1 Rock N Tony (Trace Tetrick) 5-1
2 Boogie Shuffle (David Miller) 9-2
3 Ocean Colony (Yannick Gingras) 30-1
4 Downbytheseaside (Brian Sears) 8-5
5 Beckhams Z Tam (Ricky Macomber) 12-1
6 Mac’s Jackpot (Aaron Merriman) 15-1
7 Funknwaffles (Corey Callahan) 8-1
8 Photobombr Hanover (Tim Tetrick) 12-1
9 Miso Fast (Matt Kakaley) 6-1
10 Blood Line (Mark MacDonald) 15-1.

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