Ontario-Bred, L A Delight , Wins Champlain Filly Stakes


L A Delight continued her dominance in the Champlain Filly Stakes on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.

Just a single division was needed for the Champlain Filly Stakes, as a field of nine competed for a rich purse of $241,380.

One week after capturing the Shes A Great Lady Stakes, L A Delight returned to Mohawk and put on another impressive display.

L A Delight, the 1-9 favourite, was sent to the front by driver Randy Waples and touched down on the lead at the opening-quarter in :26.4. It was game over from there, as the Bob McIntosh trainee cruised through fractions of :55.2 and 1:24, before waving goodbye to her rivals and drawing off for a four and a half length victory in 1:52.1.

“She’s just getting more professional every week,” said McIntosh following the race. “I just feel lucky to have her and when you breed these things and they turn out like this, it’s just extra special.”

A daughter of Bettors Delight, L A Delight has now won nine consecutive starts after dropping her career debut and has banked over $526,000. She is owned and bred by Robert McIntosh Stables Inc., C S X Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc.

A $2 win ticket on the star filly returned $2.30. Good Will Hanover finished second, while Ivy League was third.

Following the race, McIntosh confirmed that L A Delight will race in an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold leg before finishing her season in the Super Final. The OSS Super Finals will take place on Saturday, October 10 at Woodbine Racetrack.

(Standardbred Canada)

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