Updated on 09/18/2011 1:32AM

Crescent Remark long-winded


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The farther they go the better for Crescent Remark, who may be favored in the final leg of the Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd. Endurance Series at Hastings Saturday.

The 2 1/8-mile race, for 3-year-olds and up that started for $8,000 or less in 2005-2006, drew eight horses and will go as the seventh race. The purse is a hefty $40,000.

Trained by Pat Jarvis, Crescent Remark was an upset winner of this race last year, but he won't be much of a price Saturday. A 7-year-old gelding, Crescent Remark is coming off a second-place finish behind All Is Calm in a similar race at 1 3/4 miles Oct. 29. Crescent Remark looked like he might win when he took the lead midstretch, but All Is Calm caught him in the last few strides.

Dave Wilson will ride Crescent Remark.

Lord Frederick, owned and trained by William Smith, is looking to rebound off a third-place finish to All Is Calm on Oct. 29 race. Sent off as the odds-on favorite on the strength of a seven-length win over Sunrise Serenade at 1 1/2 miles Oct. 9, Lord Frederick led most of the way but tired to finish just in front of Crescent Remark. Handicappers must guess whether he bounced off of a peak performance last out, or if 1 3/4 miles was simply beyond his capabilities.

Cleard for Action finished third in a two-mile $15,000 starter handicap at Emerald Downs Oct. 1, and ran well to finish a fast-closing second in an $8,000 claiming race at Portland Meadows Oct. 30.