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Cycle Power Returns To Winning Ways At Cal Expo
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - by Mark Ratzky, Publicity -- Cal Expo

After knocking heads with the likes of Myra’s Hiho, Haggin Oaks and Ivegotwhatuneed, Nathalie Tremblay’s Cycle Power got some class relief last week at Cal Expo and responded with a sharp score with James Kennedy giving directions. 
 
The 5-year-old son of Cambest, who is both owned and trained by Tremblay, actually kicked off the current meet with a 7-1 upset off the bench while doing his work at the head of the class. In the interim, however, he had to be happy with minor awards at that top rung before getting back to the circle at most recent asking.
 
“That is a pretty solid group he’s been going with every week,” said Tremblay, who owns and trains the pacer.  “This is the first time he’s been eligible to drop in class since winning his first start at the meet, so we wanted to take advantage of it.  As it was, I thought the race came up pretty tough for the level, but James gave him a great drive and he got the job done.”
 
Now it’s back into the frying pan for Cycle Power, as he leaves from the No. 2 post in Friday’s (December 9) co-feature, which goes as the second race on the evening.  With Kennedy guiding his own trainee Haggin Oaks, who clicked at this level last week, the Tremblay performer will have Steve Wiseman calling the shots.
 
Completing the cast are Myra’s Hiho with Jim Lackey in the sulky; Ivegotwhatuneed, who will have the services of Lemoyne Svendsen; and Marlin Hanover, who has the inside slot with Luke Plano giving directions.
           
Live racing resumes at Cal Expo on Thursday (December 8) at 5:30 p.m. (PST) and continues on Friday (December 9) & Saturday (December 10) at 6:00 p.m.  On Thursday and every live card, Cal Expo offers free admission, as well as free preferred & general parking after 4:30 p.m.  Also on Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Cal Expo offers a complete Lasagna dinner, which includes salad and bread, for just $3.00.  Additionally on Thursday, beer & wine can be purchased for $3.00 each as well.
 
Cal Expo now offers a reduced 15 percent takeout rate on all Pick 4’s (Thursday/Friday nights in partnership with the USTA Strategic Wagering Committee).  In addition, all Late Pick 4’s will come with a $10,000-guaranteed pool.  On Saturday night, there will be a 0% takeout on successful Late Pick 4 tickets made at Cal Expo or at Twinspires.com.