Harness’ Autumn Almanac Continues In KentuckyThe second week of the Grand Circuit’s autumn stay at Lexington, Kentucky’s Red Mile is the penultimate proving grounds for the month end’s championship Breeders Crowns. The glamour-boy pacing Tattersalls Pace winds up the features on Sunday and stakes for young and old pacers and trotters are sprinkled around the programs. The Sunday lineup won’t be available at press time, so keep an eye on our other sources for late action (see below).
Winsom Kelly (7) was well backed last week and finished third after an abysmal start, far back. She could be the start of a big ticket, even if she is a co-choice again (though this field is miserable).
Hiho Legacy (3) dueled to get the lead last week and maintained that early foot for a bit. Still not completely tanked, he finished fourth at 54-1. Stand Up And Shout (6) was also fourth, though in a dead heat and the beaten choice in that race. Let’s hope the crowd goes to the 9 horse and the outside licks ‘em for our choices.
(2) Gee Up made a broad brush last out at an important part of the race and kept going to finish second to the favorite at 27-1. Also from a hot trip and probably poised to be a longshot is (6) Misty Waters. He was hung for two calls fighting to get the lead. Better use of that energy is expected here.
Mac’s Derrick T (7) was impressive from the 8 hole last week. He left quickly, got the lead though remained on the outside, settled and came on to be third at 13-1. The public will hound the 1, 6 and 8, so go with the outsider as a single for the big dough.