Late in the stakes season and now it's time for the Alberta 'showcase showdown' with the rich 'Super Finals' program carded for Saturday, October 28th, at Northlands Park. The top two and three-year-olds face off against each other in four $80,000 Finals, while the next best will be chasing after four $15,000 Consolations. The Super Finals will take place during the second half of Saturday evening's race card, while the Consolations go behind the gate in Race's 1, 3, 5 and 8.
Race 6 2YO Filly Super Final - $80,000
4 BEARCAT JOSIE - Highest earner in the field and now has had a week to freshen up - reports say she is feeling good coming in... She deserves the top call.
6 DUANNES HORIZON - Has never been better than she is right now and there is no better time to be peaking in form... She's a must play going for the big money.
1 ROARING HOME - Gets the rail advantage and she is always in the hunt... Watch for Hall of Famer Keith Clark to have her well placed in this one.
7 NOISY NORA - Has an outside chance to grab a share, but she'll have to be better than her latest... Toss that last outing - she's worth a look.
Race 7 2YO C & G Super Final - $80,000
5 OUTLAW TRUE GRIT - Jumps off the page with 4 wins + 4 seconds from 8 career starts and he's so versatile... Looking like the sharp shooter here.
1 PARADISE HILL - Has the gate speed to use that inside post to his full advantage... For sure a top 2 threat with these and will try to play the spoiler.
2 CUSTARDS LASTSTAND - Your dark one here... He likes to get the fight on and does show toughness and heart when rolling on the outside. Beware!
6 MYSTERY COZ - Missed some time, but appears ready for battle off a sharp deuce in his latest... If there's a hot pace - this fella will be coming late.
Race 9 3YO Filly Super Final - $80,000
4 OUTLAW FIREBALL - With over $300K earned lifetime, she has to be considered as one of the best Alberta-bred fillies of all time... Her armour looks bulletproof here.
6 OUTLAW IMAHOTVIXEN - Appears poised to complete another 'Outlaw' exactor... Her final quarter speed is what makes her a huge threat.
1 SHESAMYSTERYTOME - The rail will help and you will get value on this filly... All she has to do is remain close - to find her way into the top 3.
2 WEDDING DANCE - Enjoys being up near the front and she'll likely be up there again... A bit of a clunker 3 starts back, but she's bounced back fine.
Race 10 3YO C & G Super Final - $80,000
5 SENGA NITRO - Coming off his life-best 1:53.4 score - he's been a monster since mid-August in Alberta stakes action. Top call off the big win in his latest
6 MATEO - Another $300K Alberta-bred earner and he's a top threat once again... His early speed puts him in the hunt early and he'll try to stay on late.
2 AMYSTERYTOME - Will look to ride up close against these and could add some value to the TRI play here... A slow beginning may hurt his chances.
7 GETUP GIDEON - Could be best of the rest here... He'll be hoping for some good speed up front - to close up late for a piece of this pie.
R1 - 4653
R2 - 3567
R3 - 5743
R4 - 1349
R5 - 5791
R6 - 4617
R7 - 5126
R8 - 4235
R9 - 4612
R10 - 5627
R11 - 8263
Best of luck to all of those competing on Saturday night in Edmonton. I'll be watching and cheering from London, Ontario...