CAMPBELLVILLE, August 17 – This weekly feature offers a look back at the best Standardbred races and performances of the week at Mohawk.
#5 – Monday, August 12; Race 10 – Warrawee Limelight pulled of a shocker in an overnight race to round out Friday’s program. Sent off at 41-1, the Rob Fellows pupil converted from the pocket to win over the 4-5 favourite, Brushstrokes. The four-year-old mare paid $84.50 to win.
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SEE ‘SHELL’ WIN AGAIN
#4 – Friday, August 12; Race 1 – Shelliscape is now undefeated in five lifetime starts and has proved once again she is a handy filly who can cut the mile or win from off a helmet. In a wire-to-wire effort, the Bob McIntosh student romped in her two-year-old conditioning assignment. With regular pilot, Randy Waples in the sulky, the pacing miss opened up a two and a half length lead to get under the wire in 1:54.2
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‘CIRCLES’ OF GOLD
#3 – Monday, August 15; Race 5; Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final – Circles went gate-to-wire to take the $130,000 OSS Gold Final for trainer/owner John Smith. The homebred not only notched her fourth victory, she took home her first Gold trophy. Driver Jacques Hebert and the freshmen trotting filly crossed the finish line with a four and a quarter length lead, stopping the timer in 1:57. Click here to read more.
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ANOTHER SMOOTH TRIP
#2 – Thursday, August 11; Race 8; Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final – After capturing last week’s elimination, Peach Martini scored in the $130,00 OSS Gold Final for sophomore trotting fillies. The bay miss won in gate-to-wire fashion for trainer/driver Rick Zeron, stopping the teletimer in 1:56. The daughter of Striking Sahbra-Armbro Martini paid $7 to win as the second choice. Click here to read more.
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SPEED IS KEY
#1 – Saturday, August 13; Race 2; Preferred – After a month layoff, Meirs Hanover let everyone know he is back. In his Mohawk debut, the David Menary trainee romped in the $35,000 Preferred Pace with a wire-to-wire effort. With Sylvain Filion in the bike, the four-year-old son of Artsplace won by two lengths while lowering his lifetime mark by two-fifths of a second to 1:48.4.
Click here to watch the video replay – August 13; Race 2
Race Photos: Courtesy of WEG/New Image Media