08/16/2009 11:00PM

Nomorewineforeddie draw off in Schoepf


SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Under clever handling from Ry Eikleberry, Nomorewineforeddie triumphed over four older rivals to capture the $25,000 Kenny Schoepf Stakes at Canterbury Park Saturday night.

The third running of the Schoepf Stakes was preceded by a 15-minute downpour and the field of Minnesota-bred colts and geldings competes over a sealed surface that was listed wet-fast. Suddenly Silver joined Nomorewineforeddie from the break and the pair raced well clear of the field on the backstretch. As the leading duo approached the turn, Eikleberry eased Nomorewineforeddie back off Suddenly Silver and switched to the outside on the turn.

The field began to close in as the leaders entered the stretch but Nomorewineforeddie surged clear to prevail by three lengths, completing the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.10. Wally's Choice rallied for second, edging Suddenly Silver by a length. Favored Sir Tricky finished fourth.

Nomorewineforeddie, trained by Bruce Riecken, was the only 3-year-old in the field. Nomorewineforeddie, who is owned by Anthony Didier, returned $4.60 as the second choice in the wagering.