06/11/2013 12:33PM

North America Cup: Captaintreacherous installed as the 2-1 favorite in $1,000,000 Final

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Derick Giwner
Co-owner Joe Sbrocco spends some quality time with Captaintreacherous.

Post positions for the 30th edition of the $1,000,000 North America Cup were drawn on Tuesday afternoon at Mohawk Racetrack. The three elimination winners from the previous week were afforded the opportunity to select their posts.

Vegas Vacation was given first choice and driver Scott Zeron elected for post 2. The Casie Coleman trainee won his elimination in 1:49 and Zeron was thrilled with the effort.

"I was very excited with the way my horse came through the wire," said Zeron, who tongue-in-cheek uttered, "I think I have the winner."

Driver Sylvain Filion was next to the podium and chose post 3 for Fool Me Once. A wire-to-wire winner last week, the Mark Austin-trained colt clocked the fastest elimination mile of 1:48 1/5.

"Last week we wanted to show him off a little bit before the final," said Filion, who made it clear that Zeron was wrong and that Fool Me Once was going to win the Final.

Captaintreacherous was last to pick. Via phone, trainer Tony Alagna chose post 4 and was immediately installed as the 2-1 morning line choice. Captaintreacherous rebuffed pressure in his 1:48 4/5 winning elimination mile and is perfect in two starts this year. According to co-owner Brittany Farms' racing manager Myron Bell, Captaintreacherous will go an easy training mile on Wednesday to prepare for Saturday's Final.

Elimination runner-ups Odds On Equuleus (post 8), Captive Audience (post 9) and Wake Up Peter (post 6) were each installed as 8-1 co-fourth choices on the morning line.

Rounding out the field are Apprentice Hanover (post 1, 20-1), Twilight Bonfire (post 5, 30-1), Sunshine Beach (post 7, 15-1) and Martini Hanover (post 10, 25-1).

The North America Cup Final is slated as race 7 on the Saturday Mohawk card, which also features the Armbro Flight (race 2), Elegantimage (race 3), Fan Hanover (race 5) and Goodtimes (race 9) Finals.

Approximate post time for the North America Cup is 9:42 pm.

 

RACE 7 - $1,000,000 NORTH AMERICA CUP FINAL - JUNE 15

POST HORSE DRIVER MORNING LINE ODDS
1 APPRENTICE HANOVER J.JAMIESON 20-1
2 VEGAS VACATION S.ZERON 5-2
3 FOOL ME ONCE S.FILION 4-1
4 CAPTAINTREACHEROUS T.TETRICK 2-1
5 TWILIGHT BONFIRE DV.MILLER 30-1
6 WAKE UP PETER R.PIERCE 8-1
7 SUNSHINE BEACH C.CHRISTOFOROU 15-1
8 ODDS ON EQUULEUS J.CAMPBELL 8-1
9 CAPTIVE AUDIENCE RA.WAPLES 8-1
10 MARTINI HANOVER D.PALONE 25-1
AE VARADERO HANOVER J.JAMIESON