Cane Pace moved to Pocono Downs for Saturday
Nichols, NY (Sports Network) - The 57th edition of the $342,875 Cane Pace will go off as planned, however the first race in pacing's Triple Crown will be held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania.
Originally set for Tioga Downs in upstate New York, the track was forced to cancel the race cards for the remainder of the week because of flooded roads.
Tioga Downs relayed its appreciation to Pocono Downs in a statement.
"The management at Tioga Downs wishes to convey our heartfelt thanks to Pocono Downs and the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association for coming to the aid of these classic events and allowing us to avoid the cancellation of the races. Thank you to all horsemen who have been inconvenienced by these changes, as they are unavoidable."
The Cane Pace will be held as originally drawn last week.
Meadowlands Pace winner Roll With Joe is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the nine horse field. The three-year-old colt will start from post eight with Tim Tetrick taking over the drive from Ron Pierce.
Here is the full field for the Cane Pace from the rail out: Powerful Mist, John Campbell, 4-1; Townslight Hanover, Stephane Bouchard, 15-1; Avenue Hanover, Ed Hensley, 20-1: Eighteen, Corey Callahan, 8-1; Shadyshark Hanover. Jim Morrill Jr., 7-2; Rollwithitharry, Marcus Johansson, 6-1; Betterthancheddar, Yannick Gingras, 5-1; Roll With Joe, Tim Tetrick, 5-2 and High Noon, Mark Macdonald, 12-1.
Post-time for the Cane Pace is 9:54 p.m. (et).
09/08 17:27:34 ET