TORONTO, December 18 – Witch Dali continued her hot streak Thursday night in the second leg of the Niagara Series at Woodbine Racetrack.
Just one $15,000 division was needed for the second round of the three-week series, as ten three-year-old pacing fillies were entered in the box.
However, two race-day scratches, including leg one winner Mach Some Noise, left the door wide-open for the other leg one winner, Witch Dali, to score another impressive victory.
Driven by Jody Jamieson, Witch Dali, the 2/5 favourite, was sent straight to the front and got to call the shots from start to finish.
The daughter of Dali set fractions of :27.2, 56.2 and 1:24.3, before cruising home in :28.1 to score a 4 ¼ length victory in 1:52.4.
Saucy B, who got a two-hole trip, finished second, while Double Joy and Artistic Fusion finished third and fourth respectively.
Witch Dali is trained by Tony Alagna, who shares ownership with Brad Grant, and has now won her first three starts of the season.
The three-year-old filly now has six career victories and has banked over $56,000 in 13 career starts.
The clocking of 1:52.4 is a new season’s mark for Witch Dali and just missed her career mark by a fifth of a second.
She paid $2.90 to win.
After scoring victories in the first two legs, Witch Dali can now go for the series sweep in the Niagara Series final on Boxing Day (Friday, December 26).
Series action continues tomorrow night with two divisions in the second leg of the Valedictory for the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings.
The final of the Valedictory Series will join the Niagara Series finale on the Boxing Day card.