Pridecrest will look to make it a hat trick as he heads the cast in Saturday night’s featured $7,400 Open Trot.
The main event will be the third on an 11-race card presented by Watch and Wager LLC and things will get underway at 6:10 p.m.
Pridecrest is a 6-year-old son of Angus Hall who is owned by Heather Mathews, takes his lessons from Steve Wiseman and has Mooney Svendsen giving directions. He comes into this assignment with 37 wins from his 148 starts with a 1:53 2/5 mark and $313,000 in his account.
The dark-hued sidewheeler is coming off back-to-back wire jobs at the top level. Pridecrest took them all the way with Wiseman at the controls on January 24, then came back two weeks later to win comfortably as the 3-5 choice with Svendsen in the bike.
Mandeville competes for owner/driver/trainer Gerry Longo, and has recorded a win and a second from his two appearances. He’s looking for his 24th lifetime score with $221,000 in earnings.
Mandeville started 2020 with a powerful win at this Open level going a mile and a half, then missed a start before having to settle for second behind Pridecrest after that one jogged on the front end last week. He figures to be tighter for this assignment.
Pridecrest and Mandeville have the outside two posts in the field and will be challenged by Majestic Lady Jo, Dougs Hobby Horse, Windsun Galaxie and Banker’s For All.