Battle looms in Langley Pace
The winners were impressive in the
elimination legs last Friday for the Langley Pace.
What that should mean is that a
top-flight battle is on tap Friday in the $33,000 final of
the event four four-year-old horses and geldings.
Lennix Lewes and Maxamillenium stole
the show in each of their legs, winning by big margins in
impressive times. However, a full field of challengers will
show up regardless.
Lewes, in his first start since Nov. 8,
used a gate-to-wire effort to triumph by five lengths in a
time of 1:55.1. Owned by Garden Gate Stables of Victoria,
Comstat Stable of Langley and Mary Jane Wiggins of Surrey,
trained and driven by Jim Wiggins, the son of Arts Card
Shark now has lifetime earnings of more than $97,000.
Dale Reo was second and Mattjestic
Maxamillenium got an early challenge
from Red Star Blaze and did not get the lead until the
homestretch the first time past. But he also pulled away
after that and won by 4¾ lengths in 1:55.2, a new lifetime
Maxamillenium is owned by Warrior
Stable and Gordon Stickler of Coquitlam, trained by Wayne
Isbister and was driven by Rod Therres. The son of Dal Reo
Hop Sing and a half brother to Red Star Minckler (the mom is
Precious Paloma) has now won 12 of 15 lifetime starts.
Blaze held on for second and Top Flite
Justice was third.
Others in the field tonight are Red
Star Emerson, Time Step and Yeah Norton.
It would not be surprising if several
in the field decide to go for the early lead. Lennix Lewes
and Maxamillenium usually like it up front and the draw
gives a slight advantage to the latter with his three-hole.
Lewes got the five-hole.
However, Emerson, with the rail and
leading driver Bill Davis, and Top Flite Justice, from the
two, also should leave.
Hang on to your hats.