08/21/2014 1:03PM

Dakota Dusty aims to continue momentum in Saturday feature


What a difference a week makes. Last Saturday, Northlands ran 13 races, including three stakes headed by the Grade 3, $195,720 Canadian Derby. This Saturday, the feature is a $17,500 claiming race that drew five horses and headlines a nine-race card that begins at 1 p.m. Mountain. Although the quality doesn’t compare to the Canadian Derby card, once you get past the second race, the average field size before scratches is 8.8 horses per race.