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Top 5 Races of the Week (August 18-23)

August 24, 2011

CAMPBELLVILLE, August 24 – This weekly feature offers a look back at the best Standardbred races and performances of the week at Mohawk.

BIGGEST UPSET OF THE WEEK

#5 – Friday, August 19; Race 4 – Modern Cinderella pulled off a shocker in her conditioned event with driver Rick Zeron at the helm. Sent off at 10-1, the Ervin Abdulov pupil captured her first win of her three-year-old campaign while equaling her lifetime mark of 1:53.3. The Modern Art filly paid $23.30 to win.

Click here to watch the video replay – August 19; Race 4

A HAPPY ‘MOMENT’

#4 – Saturday, August 20; Race 5; Eternal Camnation – Romantic Moment won the second $133,533 Eternal Camnation dash giving trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Marcus Johansson the sweep of the two divisions.  The freshman filly took a new lifetime mark of 1:52.3, while also notching her first career victory in the process. The daughter of American Ideal-Time N Again paid $8 to win as the second choice.

Click here to watch the video replay – August 20; Race 5

‘HURRIKANE’ WATCH

#3 – Saturday, August 20; Race 9; Nassagaweya – The Metro Pace eligible, Hurrikane Kingcole, won in gate-to-wire fashion in the third and final $115,391 Nassagaweya division. The two-year-old Cams Card Shark colt got under the wire in an impressive 1:51.4 clocking for driver Luc Ouellette and trainer Des Tackoor. Click here to read more.  

Click here to watch the video replay – August 20; Race 9 

A STRONG ‘AMERICAN’ GIRL

#2 – Saturday, August 20; Race 3; Eternal Camnation – The Jimmy Takter-trained and Marcus Johansson-driven American Jewel broke stride as the starting gate pulled away. The bay was able to correct her miscue and find a spot on the rail.  The freshman filly came back on to capture the first $132,033 Eternal Camnation division by four lengths in 1:52.2.

Click here to watch the video replay – August 20; Race 3

 

‘MAUREEN’ ROCKS THE RACETRACK

#1 – Friday, August 19; Race 3; Fillies and Mares Preferred – Sent off as the 4-5 favourite, Maureen Rocks romped in the $32,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Pace, equaling the track record for aged pacing mares with a 1:49.1 performance. Driver Scott Zeron and the four-year-old mare also paced home in a :26 final quarter. The Tony O’Sullivan pupil shares the record with stablemate Laughandbehappy as well as A Ps Money Maker and Sweet Hedge.

Click here to watch the video replay – August 19; Race 3   

Click here to read the recaps of the Eternal Camnations divs.

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