Fraser Downs and The Raceway in London have been the tracks hardest hit by cancellations due to track conditions this winter. It especially played havoc with the $30,000 Stake finals for four-year-olds for both male and female pacers scheduled at the Surrey, BC oval.
Chalk Player winning last year at Mohawk before being shipped west later in the summer. (New Image Media)
The connections of the competitors in the ninth race, the open for males, are hoping three times the charm as they’ve had the final cancelled twice so far.
It’s now slated as race nine tomorrow night with elimination winners Wrangler Cash and Chalk Player leaving from posts two and six respectively.
The former, a son of As Promised, is looking for his third straight victory for trainer/driver Kelly Hoerdt who co-owns with breeder Mo Stewart and Blair Corbeil, all of Alberta.
Brandon Campbell shipping Chalk Player in from Northlands for the series and the Camluck gelding responded with a win in the elimination on January 29. Owned by Raymond Henry of Calgary, the gelding has a win and a third in two outings so far in 2017.
The very next race, race 10, is the second $30,000 contest scheduled, this one for four-year-old BC-bred mares. Looking for her third straight win is Artsdestiny who has post six with Chris Linford down to drive.
Ann Cooper trains and co-owns the No Pan Intended daughter with Tim Purkiss of BC. Artsdestiny is a half-sister to two $200,000+ winners, Mystic Maiden and Lucky Jenny.