The winning streak is now seven-and-a-row for pacing mare Nadia Can Go, thanks to a narrow triumph in a $9,000 conditioned tilt Tuesday evening at The Raceway at Western Fair District.
With Garrett Rooney at the controls, Nadia Can Go shot to the lead from Post 2 and raced through fractions of :27.4, :58.2 and 1:28 before using a :29.4 closing panel to hold on for a nose decision in 1:57.4 over Darktwistedfantasy and Shadows Mystery.
Sent off as the 4-5 favourite, the Heather Toll trainee improved her 2016 record to 8-0-0 from 10 tries while bumping her seasonal bankroll to $34,902. The 11-time winner boosted her overall cash stash to $57,648 for Brydown Farms Inc of Clinton, Ont.
Tomitta Bayama used a next-to-last sweep to take home the lion’s share of the loot in the $7,500 Preferred 3 for horse and gelding pacers.
Bob McClure got away fifth with the Tom Hamm trainee, leading the lead to Warrior Call through fractions of :27.1, :57.4 and 1:27. Tomitta Bayama picked up cover on the way to the half, and he was three-wide and pressing at the three-quarter pole. Despite being charted with interference before reaching the head of the stretch, Tomitta Bayama kept his composure and used a :29-second closing quarter to prevail by a half-length margin over Intended Royalty and Warrior Call in 1:56.1.
Dave Hudson of Dallas, TX owns the seven-year-old son of Camluck-Korinna Bayama, who won for the second time this season and for the 18th time in his career. He’s stashed away more than $103,000 in his career