The Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway tonight begins an incredible week of harness racing, and your next chance to go for $10,000 in the Grand Circuit $1 Million Challenge. We’ve assembled a crackerjack group of experts to help you make an informed pick:
Reminder: If you’ve chosen a few horses that didn’t win so far, you could still win $10,000, $5,000 or $2,500 so keep voting!
Heather Vitale: 1 – 5 – 2
1. FOILED AGAIN – He’s a little horse who loves a small track and can travel the half-mile turns at Harrington Raceway with such ease. The richest harness horse in history won the Quillen Memorial in 2010 and 2011. Then, in 2012 and 2013 he was a game second in those editions of the race. This seems to be the time of the year when Foiled Again really gets into the zone and with the rail I think we’ll see him back in the Quillen victory lane.
5. CLEAR VISION – Like Foiled Again, this pacer starts for the Burke Racing stable. Last year he won the Quillen Memorial in an absolutely breath-taking amazing stretch duel with Foiled Again. In Clear Vision’s elimination last week, he paced in 1:49.3 with a superior first up effort. He is going to be hard to beat if he has a similar performance.
2. EASY AGAIN – Most of the field has shown off with faster miles than he has this year, but post position is so important at Harrington Raceway. He should get into a great position starting from post two behind the gate for the Burke barn. Plus, not to discredit any other drivers out there, but Ron Pierce is sitting behind him for the first time and the Hall of Famer has a way of being at the perfect place at the perfect time!
5. CLEAR VISION – He paces as strong of a back half as any horse I’ve ever seen. Last year’s Quillen champ vies for a repeat and was uber impressive last out. 4th Quillen start.
1. FOILED AGAIN – Seeks his 3rd Quillen title and could not have won any easier last out in his elimination. Post is a HUGE plus
6. TARPON HANOVER – I was quite impressed with his elimination race as he made a menacing move approaching three-quarters. Look for him to try to wear down the speed in here for team Surrick
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