Milton, ON — Yannick Gingras drove Dont Let’em to a 1:51.3 win in the C$32,500 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Trot elimination on Saturday night (Oct. 19) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
A field of 10 competed with the top-eight finishers advancing to next Saturday’s $600,000 final. Forbidden Trade and Greenshoe received byes to the final.
The Nancy Johansson-trained Dont Let’em fired early for the lead and made the rest of the field chase him through fractions of :28.1, :56.4, 1:24.2 and matched the track record for sophomore trotters with a 1:51.3 mile.
Green Manalishi S (Tim Tetrick) sat in second for three panels and Chin Chin Hall (Peter Wrenn) rolled along in third.
Soul Strong (Dexter Dunn) came out to lead a second tier that stalled down the stretch. Chin Chin Hall took his best steps late to get second, with Green Manalishi S holding third, those three a few lengths ahead of the rest of the pack.
Gimpanzee (David Miller) closed strongly to pick up fourth.
“They all left so slow out of the gate,” said Yannick Gingras, “I had to take him to the front.”
Dont Let’em (Muscle Hill—Passageway) was bred by Brittany Farms, which co-owns with John Fielding. His win price was $9.10.
Spots fifth through eighth to qualify for the final were secured by Soul Strong, Goes Down Smooth, Marseille and Super Schissel.
The post-position draw for next Saturday’s final took place following the elimination. Dont Letem drew first for posts one through five based on winning his elimination.
All elimination replays can be found here.