06/13/2013 12:26PM

Northlands Park: Tracy sends two in both Chariot Chaser, Western Canada


Trainer Greg Tracy has an excellent chance of sweeping the $50,000 Chariot Chaser and the $50,000 Western Canada for 3-year-olds at Northlands Park on Saturday. After all, two of the four horses entered in the six-furlong Chariot Chaser for 3-year-old fillies, Ten Thirty and Tell Me Lies, are trained by Tracy. He also will be leading over Tigger Town and Tony the Tank in the Western Canada, which drew five horses.

Because of the short field in the Chariot Chaser, there will be no place or show wagering. Show wagering is not being offered in the six-furlong Western Canada.

Tell Me Lies beat Ten Thirty in a $35,000 optional claimer on May 31, but Tracy is leaning toward Ten Thirty in the Chariot Chaser, which goes as the second race.

“They are both nice fillies, but Ten Thirty clipped heels at the start and got too far behind,” Tracy said. “If she gets a clean trip, she might be able to wear them down.”

Last year, Ten Thirty won the $50,000 Bird of Pay by 8 3/4 lengths with Rico Walcott aboard.

Walcott retains the mount.

Tracy isn’t counting out Tell Me Lies, though.

“You know she is going to be in the race early, and she always gives a hundred percent,” Tracy said.

Tell Me Lies romped in a couple of restricted stakes last year, winning the Filly Sales Stakes by 10 lengths and the Sturgeon River by 3 1/2 lengths over Canaveral Leader.

Portofappeal and Canaveral Leader both ran in the May 31 race and return in the Chariot Chaser. Portofappeal dueled with Tell Me Lies before tiring to finish third. Canaveral Leader, last early, passed tiring horses to finish fourth.

Western Canada: Tracy pair strong

Tigger Town and Tony the Tank figure to be prominent in the Western Canada, which goes as the seventh race. Each is coming off a win in a first-level allowance race, and they both received 72 Beyer Speed Figures.

“Tigger Town won by 10 lengths and he did it pretty easily,” Tracy said. “Tony the Tank was pretty game, though, and I like the way he came back after being headed in the stretch.”

For Cash, trained by Dale Greenwood, has won both of his races this year, and he was very impressive when he drew off to win a first-level allowance race with Rico Walcott aboard May 29.

Walcott sticks with Tigger Town. Kyle Carter will pick up the mount on For Cash.

Risky Call, who won the $50,000 Canadian Juvenile in his last start as a 2-year-old, makes his 3-year-old debut for trainer Joan Petrowski.

Najran Breeze would look a lot better in a maiden race.