Overnight movement has not changed my view of how this race is shaping up. Zirkle went further down the Yukon than I expected, to Galena, but she will need a long rest there, and Buser left Ruby ahead of all the teams that are taking their rest in Ruby. Next out was Burmeister, who also passed through Ruby without resting. Sorlie followed him, done with his mandatory 8 hour rest and moving well. As mentioned a couple of days ago here, he is emerging as the team to watch. King and Lindner will complete their 24 hour rests this morning and be on their way, with plenty of rest for dogs and drivers, to give chase. How those teams respond to their late 24 rest will determine if they are candidates for the top spot.
John Baker is near Ruby at this time, and Katherine Keith left Cripple, running a few hours behind the leading rookie, after taking a long rest.
One item of interest this morning is the reported extra half hour Robert Sorlie took at Ruby. Taking more than the mandatory eight hours is rare for the front runners, and the reason for that delay will emerge during the day I’m sure. He might have slept late.
Two teams who had fast runs into Ruby are Petit and Redington. Petit has been hanging around near the front of the pack much of the race, and one big run could put him in solid contention to win it all. Redington is a bit back of the front, but he also can’t be overlooked.