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Top 5 Races of the Week (June 30 – July 5)

July 6, 2011

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 6 – This weekly feature offers a look back at the best Standardbred races and/or performances of the week at Mohawk.

#5 – Tuesday, July 5; Race 1; Town Pro elims – The Gregg McNair pupil, Swinging Beauty, captured her first victory of her three-year-old campaign in her Town Pro elim. The 1-5 favourite won in a career-best clocking of 1:52.3 with driver Doug McNair at the helm. Click here to read more.

Click here to watch the video replay – July 5; Race 1

#4 – Saturday, July 2; Race 8; Beat The Heat Pacing Series – Junior K stumped bettors from post position 10 in the second leg of the Beat The Heat Pacing Series.  At 21-1, the Robin Davies-trained and Roger Mayotte-driven seven-year-old ridgling paced home in 1:52.3 in a one and a quarter length victory. The bay beat out heavy favourite Flem N Em N (Paul MacDonell).  He paid $44.50 to win.

Click here to watch the video replay – July 2; Race 8 

#3 – Saturday, July 2; Race 9; Summertime elim – The Casie Coleman-trained Betterthancheddar reunited with driver Mark MacDonald in the second Summertime elimination and the pair found their way to the winner’s circle.  The son of Bettors Delight-Lady Ashlee Ann won the $20,000 dash by one and a half lengths, stopping the teletimer in 1:52.4.

Click here to watch the video replay – July 2; Race 9 

#2 – Monday July 4; Race 8; OSS Gold Final – Warrawee Needy is a perfect three-for-three after romping in the $130,000 OSS Gold Final for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The Jody Jamieson-driven and Carl Jamieson-trained colt took the rich final in a 1:52.2 gate-to-wire effort.  The son of E Dees Cam-Great Memories was two and three-quarter lengths ahead of Jake Sully (Aaron Byron) at the wire. Click here to read more.

Click here to watch the video replay – July 4; Race 8  

#1 – Tuesday, July 5; Race 8; Open Trot Handicap – San Pail extended his win streak to five in record breaking fashion for trainer Rodney Hughes.  Driver Randy Waples and the seven-year-old gelding got under the wire in the Open Handicap in a 1:51.4 clocking, which is the nation’s fastest trotting mile of 2011. The two and a quarter length victory gave the son of San Pellegrino-Village Beauty his 42nd lifetime win, increasing his impressive bankroll to just over $1.9 million. 

Click here to watch the video replay –July 5; Race 8 

To read the recap of the Summertime elims and the second leg of the Beat The Heat Pacing Series, click here.

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