Monticello Raceway to hold the Au Revoir Pace on Friday December 27
December 24, 2019
By Shawn Wiles
Monticello Raceway will present the Au Revoir Invitational Pace on Friday December 27. Race Secretary Eric Warner was able to secure 6 aged pacers from all over the state of New York for this even which will be racing for a purse of $5,000. The 6 hardened campaigners, all geldings collectively have combined earnings of over $2,364,887 and 292 trips to the winner’s circle.
The fastest and richest is Lucky Man, a former $90,000 yearling has life time earning of $1,2781000 and a lifetime mark of 1:49.1 taken when he was a 5-year-old at Mohawk Raceway. The son of Camluck is still on top of his game, this season he scored at Vernon Downs in 1:52.2 with 8 trips to the winner’s circle for trainer-driver Jennifer Lappe. Lucky Man has drawn post position 6.
The morning line favorite is the Saratoga invader FLEM N EM N, a model of consistency this year he has finished 2nd 13 times with earning this season of $35,320 and a mark of 1:52.4, Jim DeVaux will drive the son of Courage Under Fire for trainer Gary Levine.
The Batavia based Lightning Raider has drawn post 6 for trainer Gerry Sarama. In 41 starts this season he has entered the winners circle 7 times, top Monticello Raceway reinsman Bruce Aldrich Jr. will drive the son of Christian Cullen.
Rounding out the field is Yankee Devil (PP3) and 2 Monticello Raceway horses Christoffer Bliss (PP1)and Mercurio N (PP2)
The event is carded as Race 8 on the 11 race program with post time at 12:20.