The Victor S. Myers Stakes from Canterbury Park Betting Preview – Wednesday, July 1, 2020

by Cole Paganelli | June 29, 2020 |

The $50,000 Victor S. Myers Stakes is set as Race 4 on the July 1 card at Canterbury Park.

The race for three-year-old colts and geldings which are registered Minnesota breds will cover six furlongs.

The field of seven will be led by Happy Hour Cowboy and Weekend Ride.

Here is a look at the top runners set for the Victor S. Myers Stakes.

Happy Hour Cowboy, Weekend Ride

Robert Lingren’s Happy Hour Cowboy is the favorite among the field, with a morning line at 9/5.

The son of Successful Appeal is trained by McLean Robertson and has a record of 2-1-0 from five career starts with earnings of $87,688.

The colt’s last performance was a disappointing tenth place finish in an April 24 allowance optional claiming at Oaklawn, and before that it was a sixth place finish in a March 22 allowance optional claiming at the track. However, he won the Sept. 1 Northern Lights Futurity (Blcack Type), which was at Canterbury Park.

Happy Hour Cowboy will break from post 1 under jockey Alex Canchari.

The second choice for the Victor S. Meyers is Jeff Drown’s Weekend Ride at 5/2.

Trained by Gary Scherer, the son of Midshipman does not have much experience. His record is 1-0-0 from just two starts with earnings of $20,515.

The colt’s only two starts were a fourth place effort in a June 10 allowance at Canterbury and a maiden special weight victory on June 16 at Prairie Meadows.

Weekend Ride will break from post 3 under Denny Velazquez.

Public Safety, Lil’ Ninja

Two others contenders to watch out for are Public Safety and Lil’ Ninja.

Trained by Coty Rosin, the gelding Public Safety has a record of 1-1-0 from four starts with earnings of $41,030.

He finished eighth in a May 23 starter optional claiming at Gulfstream and first in a Sept. 14 maiden special weight at Canterbury. He also ran second in the Sept. 1 Northern Lights Futurity (Black Type) at the track.

The David Van Winkle-trained Lil’ Ninja has finished on-the-board once out of three starts, which was a victory back on June 30, 2019 in a maiden special weight at Canterbury. Since then, he finished fifth in a June 10 allowance and fourth in the Northern Lights Futurity (Black Type), both at the track.

Public Safety will break from post 2 under Leandro Gonclaves at 3/1 and Lil’ Ninja from post 7 under Chad Lindsay at 6/1.

The rest of the field (post, morning line) also includes: Mynameis Prince (post 4, 15/1); You Say So (post 4, 12/1); and Rasmus (post 6, 15/1).

Spooky Selection: Weekend Ride

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