MILTON, November 7, 2020 – Ontario sired fillies were in the spotlight Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the eliminations of the SBOA Stakes.
A total of four $25,000 elimination races, two for pacers and two for trotters, were part of Saturday’s 12-race card. The top-five finishers in each elimination advanced to next week’s finals.
P L Notsonice had an adventurous journey to a 1:55.2 score in the first split for trotting fillies. The Joseph Skowyra trainee and driver Jonathan Drury were briefly four-wide in the second-quarter, eventually settling down on the lead at the half in :57.1. The early-battle did not lead to any in the back-half, as P L Notsonice cruised by three-quarters in 1:26 and trotted home in :29.2 to win by a length and three-quarters.
Princesspartypants grabbed second, while Sonadora Deo and Shape Shifter rallied for third and fourth. The fifth-place finisher was Lmc Bumble Bee.
A daughter of Kadabra, P L Notsonice is now five for 13 this season after going winless in seven starts as a rookie. Her seasonal earnings now jump to $97,759 and career earnings over $150,000 for owners Prince Less Acres and Renaldo Morales III.
P L Notsonice paid $9.70 to win.
Susies Lady took command in the second-quarter and trotted off to a 4 ½ length score in 1:55.1. Jody Jamieson steered the Susie Kerwood trainee to fourth win in 14 starts this season, trotting a :28.1 final-quarter to secure the comfortable victory.
Chelseas Magic finished second, while Jula Shes Magic, also from the Kerwood barn, was third. Modern Mass and Yen completed the top-five.
Susies Lady has now banked over $125,000 this season and sports career numbers of eight wins and $161,100 for owners M And L of Delaware LLC and Kerwood. She paid $4.20 to win.
On the pacing side, Karma Seelster converted off a two-hole trip in the first elimination for driver Doug McNair and trainer Gregg McNair. The daughter of Sportswriter followed Rose Run Vantage into the lane and muscled by with a :28.2 final-quarter to win in 1:51.1.
Lauras Love rallied from sixth to finish second, beat three-quarters of a length, while Rose Run Vantage was third. Betalady and Sound Idea rounded out the top-five.
Karma Seelster had just one win on the season entering Saturday, but was pushing $200,000 in seasonal earnings. The McNair trainees second win of the campaign is her sixth career victory and increases her earnings to $460,516 for owners Eileen & Keith Waples and Karen Hauver.
A $2 win ticket on Karma Seelster returned $5.80.
Rose Run Victory unleashed a vicious :26.3 final-quarter to rally from seventh and last to win the second elimination in a career best 1:52 for driver Ed Hensley. The Ashleigh Hensley trainee made up nearly seven lengths in the lane to surpass Beach Sports, who cut the mile, and prevail by a length and three-quarters.
Alicorn finished third, while Queso Relleno and Preeminence also advanced to the final.
A daughter of Shadow Play, Rose Run Victory recently entered the Hensley barn after being purchased by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and Phillip Collura. The sophomore pacing filly is now two for two since the barn change and has increased her seasonal numbers to three wins and $44,470 earned in 16 starts.
Rose Run Victory paid $7.60 to win.
The SBOA finals will take place next Saturday (November 14). The pacing final will go for a purse of $138,518 and the trotting final for $141,518. The post positions for each final were drawn following Saturday’s eliminations.
$138,518 – SBOA Filly Pace
1 Lauras Love
2 Beach Sports
3 Sound Idea
4 Rose Run Victory
5 Karma Seelster
6 Queso Relleno
10 Rose Run Vantage
AE: Mach My Kiss
$141,518 – SBOA Filly Trot
1 Modern Mass
2 Sonadora Deo
3 Jula Shes Magic
4 Susies Lady
5 P L Notsonice
6 Lmc Bumble Bee
7 Chelseas Magic
9 Shape Shifter
AE: Intense Justice