MILTON, September 22, 2018 – Cavairt Ally delivered another dominating performance to win the $255,000 Milton Stakes on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
The four-year-old pacing mare and driver Andrew McCarthy made a backstretch move to the lead from fourth and pulled away in the stretch for a three-length victory in 1:51.2.
“I really had to leave hard to get away third and then I worked her pretty hard down the backside get the front,” said McCarthy. “I chased her on the last turn a little bit to get the engines revving and she did respond, she perked right up and responded.”
Trained by Noel Daley, Caviart Ally entered the Milton final off a stunning career-best 1:48.3 victory in her elimination and made no mistakes Saturday to best a deep field of older pacing mares.
Twinkle charged from the rail to grab the first-lead, posting a sharp :26 opening-quarter. Caviart Ally came to the outside before three-eighths and didn’t clear to the top until strides before the half, which was reached in :54.3.
Caviart Ally faced no pressure in the third-quarter, as first-up challenger Tequila Monday only advanced a single spot after angling out from fourth. The three-quarter pole was reached in 1:22.4.
In the stretch, Caviart Ally said goodbye to her rivals and cruised home in :28.3 for the victory. Bettors Up finished second in a tight place-photo with Pure Country.
A daughter of Bettors Delight, Caviart Ally’s sixth win of the season and 15th overall pushed her over $1 million in career earnings for owners Caviart Farms of Vienna, Virginia.
“We are so super proud, she’s just a great mare,” said Clarence Chaffee, who owns Caviart Farms with his wife, Judy. “She was really good last fall winning the Jugette and then this spring she got sick and it took a while to get her going and back on track, but boy she has really come on now.”
A $2 win ticket on Caviart Ally returned $2.90.