It's late in the stakes season and it's now time for the Alberta 'showcase showdown' with the rich 'Super Finals' program carded for this Saturday, October 31st, at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino.
It's where the best meets the best... It's the top two and three-year-olds facing off against each other in four $80,000 Finals, while the next best will chase after four $15,000 Consolations.
The Finals will take place during races 7 though 10, while the Consolations line up behind the gate on the early portion of the day - races 2 through 5.
Entries for Saturday - http://www.standardbredcanada.ca/racing/entries/data/e1031cnden.dat
Horses To 'Think About' In The Finals
Race 7 - ABSS SUPER FINALS TWO YEAR OLD FILLIES $80,000
5 JET BLUE BURNER she's never been better than now; she's versatile & goes out for the powerful Travis Cullen barn.
2 DIVAS DRAGONFLY missed a month due to sickness, but she came back strong in her latest; a huge threat with a trip.
6 OUTLAWTRIGGERHAPPY my sentimental play for hanging the 'TRIGGERHAPPY' name on her; she can go with them.
3 MONSTROUS she's been a fringe player & missed almost 6 weeks prior to her latest; one to think about for a share.
Race 8 - ABSS SUPER FINALS TWO YEAR OLD COLTS & GELDINGS $80,000
7 ROYAL DRAGON destroyed the competition in his last; he's always in the hunt & may be the value play of the day.
4 WRANGLER CASH showing great form of late & will be tough if the trip is there; another value play for the Exactor.
2 BLUE STAR JET win streak got snapped last time & he will look to bounce back here; a huge threat with his 'A' game.
1 OUTLAW GETTINRDONE does not look out of place with these; the rail advantage will help & he will be heard from.
Race 9 - ABSS SUPER FINALS THREE YEAR OLD FILLIES $80,000
5 BLUE STAR TEXAS this high earner will look to put it all together for the biggest piece of this pie; give her the top call.
4 TAKE ON DA BOYS has been a great story for Hennessy this season; she's very tough to ignore & is a must play here.
2 MY VILLAS ON FIRE a Super Final winner in 2014; winless in 2015, but still worth a look at a top 3 finish with these.
6 CAM FINISH will try to play the role of spoiler after just missing last time; with Giesbrecht staying on - I say beware.
Race 10 - ABSS SUPER FINALS THREE YEAR OLD COLTS & GELDINGS $80,000
4 COOL COWBOY front the middle of the gate he'll look to find his spot on or near the lead; looks like the one to beat.
3 BIG TIME SUNRISE he'll give you value & could put it all together for the biggest payday of his career; upset minded.
5 OUTLAW DEACON JIM a hot & cold sort that will need his best effort to contend with these; try him for a top 3 play.
8 JOHNNY GUN gets an outside chance again after coming from way back to win his latest; one to think about in here.
Sugar's Selections - Saturday, October 31st
Race 1 - 624
Race 2 - 638
Race 3 - 235
Race 4 - 457
Race 5 - 527
Race 6 - 129
Race 7 - 5263
Race 8 - 7421
Race 9 - 5426
Race 10 - 4358
Race 11 - 635
Best of luck to all of those competing on Alberta's richest harness day of the season. I'll be watching and cheering from London, Ontario...