Market Share one to beat in Trot
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Leading 3-year-old trotter Market Share tops a field of 10 for Saturday night's $546,987 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Trot at Woodbine. Driven by Tim Tetrick, Market Share is the 2-1 morning line favorite and will start from post eight.
"I'd rather have the four (post)," said trainer Linda Toscano, about Market Share's post draw. "We will just have to race him accordingly. The good part about him is he does have gate speed. Hopefully he'll land a spot. If not, we'll just kind of get out early and follow cover. He is versatile and he's got a great driver so we'll do the best we can."
Market Share has posted wins this year in the Hambletonian and Canadian Trotting Classic, but is coming off a second-place finish to Intimidate in last week's elimination race. Back in August, Market Share rolled to a two- length victory at Vernon Downs in the $350,000 Zweig Memorial.
This year Toscano's colt has won eight of 17 starts for more than $1.75 million and has earned nearly $1.8 million is 22 career starts with 13 wins.
Intimidate, whose connections got to choose the post position, will start from the three hole with driver Ron Pierce. After last week's elimination win, with Sylvain Filion in the sulky, the gelding is the 5-2 second pick behind Market Share.
"He (Pierce) drove him in the Simcoe (when finishing second, a neck behind Little Brown Fox, Sept. 1 at Mohawk) and said he had a good feeling about the horse," explained trainer Luc Blais. "He came and saw me before the (Breeders Crown) elimination and said, 'If you need a driver (for the final), I want to drive that horse. I like that horse.'"
Intimidate was 11-1 for the elimination but has won four straight and five of his last six starts. The gelding has won 12 of 16 starts this year for $142,047.
Here is the complete field for the Three-Year-Old Colt Trot: Mr Chicago, Scott Zeron, 15-1; Prestidigitator, Sylvain Filion, 12-1; Intimidate, Ron Pierce, 5-2; Little Brown Fox, Yannick Gingras, 3-1; Another Amaretto, Andy Miller, 20-1; Knows Nothing, Jody Jamieson, 10-1; Guccio, Jimmy Takter, 12-1; Market Share, Tim Tetrick, 2-1; Stormin Normand, David Miller, 25-1 and Solvato, Trond Smedshammer, 25-1.
10/25 13:34:57 ET