CAMPBELLVILLE, June 20 – On Friday evening, 20 sophomore pacing fillies will battle in the opening leg of the Town Pro Pacing Series at Mohawk.
The three-year-old fillies have been split into two $18,000 divisions of ten starters each.
The Tony O’Sullivan trainee, Happily Ever After, is the second choice in the second division Friday night with James MacDonald in the bike.
The daughter of Well Said is returning to Mohawk following a two-race stint in the |U.S. Happily Ever After won a conditioned event at Harrah’s Philadelphia on June 2 and then followed that up with a fifth place effort in a division of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes on June 12.
Before leaving for the south, MacDonald guided Happily Ever After to her first victory of the season on May 5 at Woodbine and noted she has got lots of speed.
“She’s a little goofy, but she can go fast,” said MacDonald. “She’s got quick speed for a small horse and she can fly for a piece.”
Happily Ever After has earned just over $36,000 in seven career starts for her owners O’Sullivan Racing Inc. and Kirk McKinnon.
Wanna Rock N Roll is the 2-1 morning line choice over Happily Ever After in the second division.
The Gregg McNair trainee, Wanna Rock N Roll, will leave from post five with Doug McNair in the bike and head into the Town Pro opening leg after failing to make the final of the Fan Hanover Stakes back on June 7.
Wanna Rock N Roll has banked just under $35,000 in three career victories for owner Robert Hamather.
In the first Town Pro division, a Fan Hanover finalist will headline the field of ten.
The Casie Coleman trainee, Major Dancer, returns to the track less than a week after starting in the Fan Hanover final on Pepsi North America Cup night.
Major Dancer finished a disappointing tenth in the rich final, but she will look to rebound as the 9-5 morning line favourite in her Town Pro division. Chris Christoforou will sit behind her for the first time on Friday.
Christoforou’s selection to drive Major Dancer left a spot open for MacDonald to pick up the drive on Graceful Melody who will leave from post eight.
MacDonald doesn’t know much about the Dr. Ian Moore trainee, but said you can’t always know what to expect with these fillies.
“I looked her lines and it looks like she’s a nice filly as well,” he said. “She won her last start, but it’s hard to say, anything can happen and a lot of these fillies have been racing against each other, so we will see.”
Graceful Melody has hit the board in three of her six starts this season and has earned just over $15,000 in her career.
The Town Pro Pacing Series divisions will highlight the racing portion of Friday evening’s festivities.
Following the races fans will be able to enjoy a fireworks show to celebrate the 100th anniversary of town of Campbellville.
A special first-race post time is slated for 7:05 p.m.
Here is how they will line up for the opening leg of the Town Pro Pacing series.
Race 6 – Division One – Purse: $18,000
1. Windsong Khloe – Steve Condren
2. Poppies Pride – Randy Waples
3. Wildcat Magic – Sylvain Filion
4. Unique Rock N Roll – Doug McNair
5. Sam – Roger Mayotte
6. Maurockin – Phil Hudon
7. Major Dancer – Chris Christoforou
8. Graceful Melody – James MacDonald
9. Polk Dot Hanover – Rick Zeron
10. A And Gs Delight – Billy Davis Jr.
Race 8 – Division Two – Purse: $18,000
1. Smile Style – Randy Waples
2. Frame Worthy – Chris Christoforou
3. Mystique Beachbum – Billy Davis Jr.
4. Palm Beach Hanover – Rick Zeron
5. Wanna Rock N Roll – Doug McNair
6. Danika Patrix – Sylvain Filion
7. Happily Ever After – James MacDonald
8. Dreamingofwichita – Anthony MacDonald
9. Major Hangover – Dustin Jones
10. Life Is A Beach – Steve Condren