Blenheim, last year’s Old Oaken Bucket winner on Little Brown Jug day, will make his 2017 debut in tonight’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine. He’s one of four starters for trainer Per Henriksen.
Blenheim following his Bucket win last year at Delaware.
Chris Christoforou will drive Blenheim from post eight in the third contest. The four-year-old Yankee Glide gelding is owned by Henriksen’s Asa Farm of Norwood along with Steve Organ and Thomas Nurri.
Bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, Blenheim is a half-brother to $493,000 winner TimeTo Kill. Last year at three Blenheim earned $183,000 from 18 starts.
Another Hanover Shoe Farms bred four-year-old, Labatt Hanover, has post four in the first race also with Christoforou driving. The four-year-old gelding by Muscle Hill is looking for his third win in five tries this year for co-owners Henriksen and Organ.
Labatt Hanover winning last week at Woodbine. (New Image Media)
Another four-year-old from the Henriksen shedrow, French Bastille, has post seven in the sixth race. Henriksen himself will pilot the gelding by Kadabra, a winner of $51,460 to date, who is still looking for his first lifetime win.
Henriksen’s final starter of the evening is the Kadabra five-year-old Setanta who will be making his first start in more than a year. Owned by Jeff Ruch and Alan Richardson, the winner of $91,000 at two and three last raced on November 10, 2015.
Bred by Richardson, he is a half-brother to $440,000 winner Rock Of Cashel who is currently racing in the Open trot at Yonkers. Setanta has post six in the ninth race.