30th Breeders Crown set for Saturday at Pocono
Wilkes-Barre, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - A dozen races are on tap Saturday night for the running of the 30th Breeders Crown at Pocono Downs. More than $5.6 million will be up for grabs during the championship races.
Somwherovrarainbow goes for her second Breeders Crown win, this time in the 3-Year-Old Filly Pace. With Montrell Teague driving, the filly will start from post 8 in the nine-horse field. Somwherovrarainbow won last year's 2- Year-Old Filly Pace, but is 12-1 in the morning-line this time.
Another winner from last year heads the field for the Older Female Trot. Maven, winner of last year's 3-Year-Old Filly Trot, is the 5-2 program favorite in the nine-horse field.
"She's doing everything right. I don't know why, we haven't changed anything, but she's getting better and better," said Maven's trainer Jonas Czernyson.
Anndrovette goes for a third straight victory in the Older Filly and Mare Pace. The 6-year-old, with Tim Tetrick driving, will leave from post 2 and is 5-2 in the morning-line.
"The thing about Anndrovette is she likes to race. The more she races, the better she gets. When she missed too many races in a row she kind of gets lackadaisical," said Tetrick.
Former Hambletonian winner Market Share along with 2012 Kentucky Futurity champ My Mvp headline the Open Trot. Market Share is the 5-2 program favorite and will start from the inside post with Tim Tetrick driving. My Mvp is 20-1 and will be driven by Ron Pierce from post 3 in the nine-horse field.
The Open Pace is topped by Foiled Again, the richest pacer in history. Foiled Again will be driven by Yannick Gingras from post 2 and is the 5-2 morning- line favorite in the nine-horse field.
"He's had a couple seconds and third and picked up checks, but to win (the Breeders Crown) would definitely mean a lot," noted Gingras. "This is the time of year when he gets a little sharper and kicks into another gear and it seems like he's doing it again."
The evening gets underway with a first post of 5 p.m. (ET).
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