Ontario-Bred, Solar Sister, Wins Elimination Of Breeders Crown


Solar Sister was treated to a ground-saving trip in the opening half of $32,465 elimination, and she went on to post a one-length triumph in 1:52.1 for Team McNair.

Doug McNair got away third with the recent OSS Super Final champ, while Southwind Roulette stole away with soft fractions of :27.1 and :57. McNair had his charge first-over going into the final turn, and together they applied serious pressure on Southwind Roulette to the three-quarter pole in 1:24.3. Solar Sister then used a :27.1 closing panel to secure the win. The previously undefeated Frost Damage Blue was a game runner-up, with Southwind Roulette fading to finish third. Also advancing to the final were The Show Returns and Bettor Be Steppin.

“I was able to sit with her for five-eighths of a mile. She’s actually very good coming from off the pace,” Doug McNair said.

The homebred daughter of Mach Three-Cabrini Hanover hangs her harness bag in the barn of Gregg McNair, who trains the sophomore for Ontario partners David Willmot of King City and Clay Horner of Toronto. The win was her eighth of the season from 15 tries, and the lion’s share of the loot lifted her cash stash to $722,323.

Here’s the field for next Saturday’s final:

Three-Year-Old Filly Pace

1. Divine Caroline
2. Bettor Be Steppin
3. Solar Sister
4. Bedroomconfessions
5. Mosquito Blue Chip
6. Southwind Roulette
7. Frost Damage Blues
8. The Show Returns
9. Stacia Hanover
10. Sassa Hanover

(Standardbred Canada)

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