Greystone Cash’s learning curve brings him to Summertime Final

by Karen Briggs, WEG Media

Campbellville, ON — He’s a bit of a slow learner, says trainer Bruce Goit of his protoge, Greystone Cash. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

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Greystone Cash is 10-1 on the morning line in the Summertime Pacing Series final.

But if this gelded son of Million Dollar Cam is a little challenged intellectually, he seems to be making up for it with pacing talent. Over the past two weekends at Mohawk Racetrack, the 3-year-old was second to Foolish Justice in the C$20,000 opening round of the Summertime Pacing Series, and followed up that effort with a win over the same rival in the series sequel, shaving a full second off his lifetime speed mark in the process.

As he focuses on the C$57,000 series final, this Saturday night, July 11, Goit has to admit, he’s starting to get the hang of it now.

A private purchase by owner Patrick Ryan this past April, Greystone Cash came with some issues, Goit says.

“Mostly between his ears. The biggest thing is he’s scared of his own shadow.

“All those little x’s on his race record, they’re times when he saw his own shadow and made a break. He’s my little vampire. I pray for overcast days!”

Night racing suits him a lot better.

Though changes in equipment have failed to fully alleviate Greystone Cash’s shadow sensitivities, he has been improving every week, Goit says.

“I’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t hit the board in the final.

“He’s as good as any of the horses in there, and the five hole is perfect for him. He doesn’t have much gate speed, he’s definitely a closer so he should float out of there and catch some cover, or not, he really doesn’t care.

“I was a bit surprised that he was 10-1 (on the morning line), but there’s no pressure that way.”

The Summertime Pacing Series final is the highlight of Mohawk’s card for Saturday night, July 11. It’s race eight, post time 9:57 p.m.

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