Cotolo’s Harness Review, News And Notes
Hambletonian and Canadian Trotting Classic champion Market Share was not eligible to the Kentucky Futurity but trainer Linda Toscano gave the colt a good workout by racing on Saturday, Oct. 6 in a $10,000 Late Closer at The Red Mile. The non-disputed leader of his division took a lifetime mark at 1-9, going the two turns in 1:50.
Tim Tetrick was in the sulky for the $2.10 win. Market Share is poised to take on the best of his division in the Breeders Crown, with eliminations at Woodbine on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20.
Also prepping for Breeders Crown eliminations, working out at Mohawk Racetrack on Oct. 5 were Daylon Magician and L Dees Lioness. The former, a four-year-old horse trotter, won a qualifier with his usual pilot, Jack Moiseyev. Frosh filly pacer L Dees Lioness put in a tightener for trainer Casie Coleman and driver Scott Zeron, winning in 1:56.
Googoo Gaagaa, the trotting son of a pacing sire who stormed through the glamour-boy trotting division this season when he met division members, qualified in 2:00.2 at Rosecroft Raceway recently but not for the big “Crown” dance. The son of Cam’s Rocket, a Maryland-based sire, cannot race in the prime events for the same reason he was unable to be in the Hambletonian, Canadian Trotting Classic and Kentucky Futurity—his pacing sire.
Harrah’s Philadelphia is open again. The fall meet goes through Friday, Dec. 21, with racing Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays starting at 12:40 p.m. EST. There is a special program on Nov. 3, held in league with the Breeders Cup thoroughbred series at Santa Anita. On Nov. 2 the post changes to 3:30 p.m. and racing on the Friday after U.S. Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, goes under the lights at 6:30 p.m.