Multiple O’Brien Award-winning mare Lady Shadow made her much awaited 2017 debut Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway in the $100,000 Sam ‘Chip’ Noble Memorial, and all she did was equal the track record for older pacing mares thanks to a dazzling performance in 1:50.3.
Yannick Gingras wasted no time in hustling Lady Shadow to the lead from Post 4, and she cleared to the top in an effortless manner. She tore through fractions of :27, :54.3 and 1:22.1 before using a :28.2 closing quarter to seal the deal by 1-1/4 lengths over the pocket-sitting Divas Image. Blue Moon Stride took home third prize.
Ron Adams trains the six-year-old daughter of Shadow Play-Lady Camella for David Kryway, Carl Atley, Edwin Gold and BFJ Stable. Sent off as the 3-5 favourite, Lady Shadow won for the 30th time in her career and pushed her lifetime earnings to $1,883,662.
(Miami Valley Raceway)