MILTON, August 28, 2021 – Rookie pacing fillies made their Woodbine Mohawk Park Grand Circuit debut in a pair of Eternal Camnation divisions.
Fade Out blasted home in :26.2 to take the first $113,650 division for driver Doug McNair and trainer Gregg McNair. American Ticket got things her own way on the front, posting panels of :27.4, :56.1 and 1:24.3, but could scoot away in the stretch. Fade Out, who was second-over turning for home, found her best stride in the final-eighth of a mile to win in 1:51.3.
Big Bettor Hanover grabbed second, while American Ticket settled for third.
Fade Out came into Saturday’s Grand Circuit contest off a runner-up finish in an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event.
“She was off a couple weeks going into her start last week…I was hoping she’d race good again tonight and she did, so hopefully going forward she’ll keep getting better,” said Doug McNair post-race
A daughter of Sportswriter, Fade Out is now two for five with $122,666 earned for owners Gregg McNair, Dean Lockhart and McKinlay & Fielding. She paid $6.20 to win.
Nick Gallucci trainee Prohibition Legal kept her perfect record alive with a 1:52.3 score in the $113,650 second Eternal Camnation division.
The Millar Farms homebred swept to the lead early from third for driver James MacDonald and put the race to bed from there. Prohibition Legal posted panels of :56 and 1:24.3 before a :28 final-quarter for the easy-looking victory.
Smuggle Tina finished second, while Treacherous Kiss was third.
“She was heavy favourite, so I just wanted to keep her out of trouble,” said MacDonald. “She showed that devastating kick last time and she can do it any way. She’s lazy on the front, but good on the front. If someone had of come to her she’ll really take off. She did what she had to do and she’ll never do an ounce more.”
Prohibition Legal has now earned $192,691 for Millar Farms. The daughter of Big Jim is staked up to all of Mohawk Park’s upcoming Grand Circuit events.
A $2 win ticket on Prohibition Legal returned $2.30.