05/22/2017 12:05PM

Western Fair: Field set for the Molson Pace


The field for this year’s Molson Pace has now been finalized, but not before some last second changes to the lineup had to be made.

The connections of Rockin In Heaven accepted an invite to join the seven previously confirmed entries and the son of Rock N Roll Heaven is coming off a victory this past weekend at Mohawk – his first victory in three trips postward this season.

The 5-year-old boasts career earnings of $548,971 for his trainer Dr. Ian Moore who co-owns along with Doug Polley and Gordon McComb of Nova Scotia and Francois Lecompte of Quebec. Moore trained three-time Molson Pace champion State Treasurer.

Soto, who was to make the trek from Delaware, has been withdrawn due to a minor foot injury that will likely keep him out of action for a week.

Replacing Soto will be Fool Me Once, who was to be this year’s Also Eligible (A.E.) in the field. The 7-year-old son of Art Major is a 35-time career who is on the verge of millionaire status with more than $963,000 on his card. Owned by Brad Grant of Ontario, the pacer has won three straight at Mohawk including a 1:50 4/5 victory this past weekend against Preferred company.

The post draw for Friday's $150,000 Molson Pace shook out as follows:

Post – Horse - Driver

1 – Bit Of A Legend N – Jordan Stratton 

2 – Rockin In Heaven – Trevor Henry 

3 – Clear Vision – Brett Miller 

4 – Fool Me Once – Doug McNair 

5 – Evenin Of Pleasure – Sylvain Filion 

6 – Sunfire Blue Chip – Mark MacDonald 

7 – Rockin Ron – Matt Kakaley 

8 – Night Pro – Bob McClure

-edited release (Western Fair)