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Friday, August 31, 2007



The 2nd race is the feature today – an allowance/optional claimer and two horses in the 6 horse field are entered for the $62,500 claiming price – ARE YOU SERIOUS, a stakes winner and recent claim PUT UPON.

The former been eased or well beaten in his last 2 starts in a route and in a grass sprint and now he seeks his first Polytrack win while cutting back to 6 furlongs.

Lightly raced 3yo’s GANTU and PRINCE ATLANTIS could be the ones to beat since the youngtsters should be all set to beat older horses now that the fall is upon us.

The former was 4th in the Achievement Stakes 2 starts and recently 2nd in his first race against older horses in a turf sprint. He’s an on Ontario-bred by Dancehall Floozy.


The Inaugural Stakes kicks off the first meeting at Presque Isle Downs tomorrow in Erie, Pennsylvania and local filly LOTTACOSTA is 8 to 1 in the morning line to win the race for 3yo fillies.

Owned by Bud Reynolds’ Jam Jar and trained by Brian Ross (who saddles for brother John), Lottacosta will be ridden by Ray Sabourin from the Woodbine jocks colony.

Woodbine and Fort Erie trainer Layne Giliforte has the favourite in the 3rd race – SUGARCOAT is 5 to 2 in the $10,000 claiming event.

The Presque Isle surface is the Tapeta all weather surface.


  • At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Does anyone know where we can watch the races from Erie, either via simulcast or on the internet?

  • At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Cangamble said…

    There is no Fort Erie today (Saturday), but you can watch races from Fort Erie on the internet for free here when they run live.


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