It’s not often a horse that had not won his elimination race is favoured in a championship final, let alone the North American Cup, but that could happen Saturday night when the high-powered De Los Cielos Deo heads behind the gate from post position #2 for David Miller in the $1.000,000 N A Cup , the major test of the season in Canada for three year old pacers. De Los Cielos Deo flew home in his elimination race last Saturday an eye-popping last quarter in 25 flat chasing home eventual winner Bettors Wish in 1:49 but coming from last at the three quarters marker. Elimination winner Bettors Wish (Dexter Dunn) selected post position #3 for Saturday night’s big attraction while the other elimination winner Workin Ona Mystery (Tim Tetrick) grabbed post position #4 in the ten horse field.
De Los Cielos Deo is a son of Captaintreacherous who created a lot of attention when he qualified at the Meadowlands two weeks ago in 1:48:4 with plenty to spare. Trained by Ron Burke, this colt although winless in four 2019 starts could break through in a big way on Saturday night. Workin Ona Mystery is also a Captaintreacherous colt while Bettors Wish is a son of Bettors Delight. Captain Crunch the heavy favorite in last Saturday’s elimination race made a break in his elim and is saddled with post position eight. He is also a son of Captaintreacherous and he could be a major factor on Saturday night.
The North America Cup Field, Purse $1,000,000- June 15, 2019
1 Aflame Hanover - Andrew McCarthy
2 De Los Cielso Deo - David Miller
3 Bettors Wish - Dexter Dunn
4 Workin Ona Mystery – Tim Tetrick
5 Captain Victorious - Yannick Gingras
6 Tyga Hanover - Sylvain Filion
7 Best In Show - Bob McClure
8 Captain Crunch - Scott Zeron
9 Hurricane Emperor – Dan Dube
10 Stag Party - Brian Sears
Maritime Horses Draw Outside in $75,000 Consolation
Maritime owned and trained three year olds Century Farroh and Bronx Seelster drew the outside 5 and 6 post positions in Saturday’s $75,000 North America Cup Consolation. Century Farroh (Sylvain Filion) and Bronx Seelster (Sylvain Filion) finished out of the money in their elimination races but in his shortened field of six, either one could get the job done.
Race 3, Mohawk, Purse $75,000
1 Air Force Hanover - Dave Miller
2 Fixed Idea - Randy Waples
3 Semi Tough - Matt Kakaley
4 Caviart Rockland - Yannick Gingras
5 Bronx Seelster - Trevor Henry
6 Century Farroh - Sylvain Filion