John Wilson's Eagle River Cowboy and Amanda McCormack's Red Wagon Dust will duel for favoritism in Ajax Downs' featured $18,000 Overnight Series presented by the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario, Wednesday July 29.
The two promising 3-year-olds will also line up beside each other in the starting gate in a super nine-horse field which goes as race 8 on the eighth day of racing at Ajax Downs in 2020.
Eagle River Cowboy, a new purchase by Wilson who has raced many good horses at Ajax, made an impressive Ajax debut July 1 finishing second by a neck for trainer Scott Reid of Lansdowne, ON.
The 'Cowboy' starts from post 3 under Brian Bell.
To his inside in post 2 is Red Wagon Dust, an impressive-looking Ontario bred owned and trained by McCormack who resides in Cavan. Red Wagon Dust and his rider Tony Phillips finished a fast closing second July 8 in the gelding's first career race.
It will be an exciting race for Toronto's Katherine Young who starts her very first horse in the race, JC Separates You, trained by Jason Pascoe of Pontypool.
McCormack is also well represented in race 7, a 350-yard event for top older horses including her mare Not Whistlin Dixie. The grey Ontario-bred meets champion Eazy Street, who is coming off his first defeat in six career starts and Distance Series winner Spy for the Senate in the $10,500 dash.
First race post time Wednesday is 12:55 p.m. and once again, Horseplayer Interactive (www.hpibet.com) will reward 5% cash back for anyone wagering $40 or more on the Ajax card Wednesday.
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