STRANDED in the ‘nervous nineties’, the world’s richest standardbred Foiled Again will make another attempt at his 100th win at Harrah’s Philadelphia tomorrow.
In what shapes as “ninth time’s a charm”, Foiled Again has drawn the pole as he aims to become America’s 18th modern day centurion.
So far the 14-year-old has been void of luck in his quest, with a couple of placings his best result.
Foiled Again will be forced into retirement at the end of the year, with trainer Ron Burke confident the gelding can reach the milestone before his career is finished.
“He drew in a good spot, he should have a good shot,” Burke said. “He’s tight ready to rock.
“He gets trained the same as he’s been trained since he was four as he seems to thrive on work.
“He’s a very happy horse. If anything, he’s better at it now because he knows what’s expected of him.”
Ironically, Foiled Again’s first start for his owners was at the same venue, where he finished fifth.
Since that unassuming performance Foiled Again has been a revelation, including becoming the richest pacer thanks to his win in the 2012 Pacing Derby at Mohawk.
This will be the veteran’s 315th start, which have seen him bankroll $7,578,518.