Some of the province’s finest freshman trotting fillies found their way to Mohawk Racetrack for a trio of $70,000 OSS Gold Series divisions, and it was a complete sweep for trotting sire Kadabra.
Ready Any Time found herself in the role of ‘giant killer’ in the first division thanks to her come-from-behind tally over previously undefeated Caprice Hill in 1:56.4.
Sitting near the back of the pack for much of the mile, Ready Any Time watched the 1-9 favourite Caprice Hill and Tim Tetrick chop out very sensible splits of :28, :57.4 and 1:27.1 before Rick Zeron called on his charge to go to work. He tipped her off cover at the head of the lane and the Richard ‘Nifty’ Norman trainee thundered home in :28.2 to win by a half-length margin over Caprice Hill. Krafty was a well-beaten third.
Breeder Herb Liverman shares ownership on the daughter of Kadabra-Spice Queen with Mel Hartman, David Mc Duffee and Little E LLC. The youngster went through the Lexington Select Yearling Sale, and when the hammer fell her price was recorded at $62,000. The filly now owns a 1-1-1 record from three starts and her bankroll sits at $49,805.
Emoticon Hanover was a popular winner in the second division, and the victory was the filly’s second in as many tries. After scoring in her debut at Georgian Downs versus OSS Gold Series foes, the Luc Blais trainee doubled up against similar stakes company during Tuesday’s follow-up performance at Mohawk Racetrack.
Sylvain Filion got away second with the daughter of Kadabra-Emmylou Who, but he marched her to the lead as soon as the field entered the backstretch. She cruised through middle panels of :59.2 and 1:29.1 after Las Vegas Seelster supplied the opening quarter in :29, and Emoticon Hanover used a :29.1 closing quarter to win by 4-1/4 lengths over Devils Advocate in 1:58.2. High Heels came on late to nab third prize.
Determination of Montreal, QC owns the precocious youngster, who was a $165,000 purchase from last year’s Harrisburg Yearling Sale. The lion’s share of the purse bumped her bankroll to $61,250.
Things couldn’t have gone any better for Could It Be Magic in the third division, as the filly stole away with soft fractions before out-kicking her five foes to the finish line for trainer/driver Wayne Henry.
He hustled the daughter of Kadabra-In The Mean Time to the lead from Post 4 and she dictated the terms of the tempo thanks to fractions of :28.4, :59.3 and 1:28.4. Henry let her rattle home in :28.3 en route to posting the win by 3-1/4 lengths over Levitator. Taking home the show dough was Northern Sweetie.
Henry Stable of Arthur and Fred Brayford of Alliston, ON own the three-time winner who was purchased for $18,000 from last year’s Harrisburg Yearling Sale. She’s already stashed away $71,750 in career earnings