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A trio of O.S.S. Gold Series divisions were the featured tilts during Monday’s card of racing at Mohawk Racetrack, but those stakes stars had to share the spotlight with driver Sylvain Filion thanks to his five-win performance on the 10-race card....read on
Gold Sire Stakes - 5th leg
3-åriga hingstar 1.609 m auto Purse: CA$ 94,800 -
Race 2 -- Trot, purse $94,800 (EX, P3, SU, TR) ONTARIO SIRES STAKES - GOLD - 3 YEAR OLD COLTS & GELDINGS. Last Horse HV PP 1/4 1/2 3/4 Stretch Finish Time 1/4 Driver Odds Trainer 3 R First Class 3 2/2 1/2Q 1/H 1/3 1/3H 1:53.2 27.3 S Filion 0.30* B Baillargeon 5 Lmc Mass Gem(L) 5 1/2 2/2Q 3/2H 2/3 2/3H 1:54 27.4 D Mcnair 4.15 N Gallucci 1 Head Turning Jag= 1 3/5 3/4Q 2@/H 3/3 3/5H 1:54.2 28.3 Trev Henry 8.05 J Cecchin 2 Northern Major(L) 2 4/6T 4/6Q 5/4Q 4/5H 4/5T 1:54.3 28 L Roy 22.55 R Moreau 6 Manssive= 6 5/8H 5/8 6/6Q 6/7 5/6H 1:54.3 27.3 J Jamieson 17.20 H Okusko Jr 4 Scene A Magician 4 6/11 6@/9H 4@/4 5/5T 6/8T 1:55.1 28.3 J Moiseyev 15.75 J Pinkerton Time: 27.4, 57.2, 1:25.4, 1:53.2 (Temperature: 25, Condition: FAST, Variant: 0) 1st R First Class (b,g,3 - Kadabra-World Class Image-Balanced Image) Owner: Thomas A Rankin-Elizabeth C Rankin,St Catharines,ON 2nd Lmc Mass Gem (b,g,3 - Muscle Mass-Hornby Gem-Kadabra) Owner: Loredana Cirillo,Kleinburg,ON 3rd Head Turning Jag (b,c,3 - Angus Hall-Vanilla Rainbow-Mr Lavec) Owner: Robert E Pooley,Exeter,ON
Gold Sire Stakes -
3-åriga hingstar 1.609 m auto Purse: $95,600
Race 9 -- Trot, purse $95,600 (EX, LD, SU, TR) ONTARIO SIRES STAKES - GOLD - 3 YEAR OLD COLTS & GELDINGS. Last Horse HV PP 1/4 1/2 3/4 Stretch Finish Time 1/4 Driver Odds Trainer 5 Capteur De Reve 5 6/7 5@/5H 3@/2 1/1Q 1/HD 1:55 28.3 S Filion 5.85 M Velaye 4 Dream Massive= 4 5/5Q 4@/3Q 2/1T 3/2 2/HD 1:55 28.3 Ja Macdonald 25.10 M Steacy 6 Blameitonthewhisky= 6 4@/5 1@/1Q 1/1T 2/1Q 3/1Q 1:55.1 29.1 D Mcnair 33.00 M Smith 2 Magic Night 2 1/1T 2/1Q 4/3H 4/4Q 4/3H 1:55.3 29 L Roy 0.40* S Kerwood 3 Mister Muscle 3 3/3Q 3/3 5@/5 5/5H 5/5T 1:56.1 29.1 Ph Hudon 9.85 M Etsell 1 On First 1 2X/1T X7/11T 7/9 6/7H 6/6 1:56.1 28.2 Trev Henry 7.40 S Henry 7 Clarion Hall=(L) 7 7/9 6/8 6@/7Q 7/10Q 7/16 1:58.1 30.4 Ri Zeron 10.35 R Allard Time: 27.2, 57.3, 1:26, 1:55 (Temperature: 25, Condition: FAST, Variant: 0) 1st Capteur De Reve (br,c,3 - Muscle Mass-Noblesse-Monte Hall) Owner: Ecurie Provoquante,Mirabel,QC 2nd Dream Massive (br,c,3 - Muscle Mass-Stroke Me Strokeme-Broadway Hall) Owner: Michael W Soehnlen,Dalton,OH 3rd Blameitonthewhisky (b,g,3 - Kadabra-Armbro Exuberant-Angus Hall) Owner: Sandra J & Mike S Smith,Newcastle,ON
Golden Night For Filion
A trio of O.S.S. Gold Series divisions were the featured tilts during Monday’s card of racing at Mohawk Racetrack, but those stakes stars had to share the spotlight with driver Sylvain Filion thanks to his five-win performance on the 10-race card.
In the first $94,800 Gold division Filion sat second with R First Class through the :27.4 quarter rung up by LMC Mass Gem and then sent the fan favourite after the lead. On top by two lengths at the :57.2 half, R First Class fought off a challenge from Head Turning Jag heading by the 1:25.4 three-quarters and then cruised home to a three and one half length victory in 1:53.2. LMC Mass Gem finished second and Head Turning Jag was third.
“He really impressed me again tonight. Every time I sit behind him he seems to be getting stronger and stronger, and tonight he did it all by himself. I tell you the tank wasn’t empty at the wire, he was full of himself still,” said Filion. “You’ve got to give credit to Ben (Baillargeon) and his crew, they did a great job with him because at the beginning of the year, he was kind of a sneaky horse, you know, he didn’t want to really go to the gate, he’d bail on you, but they got him pretty straightened out. I expect big things from him going forward.”
The Kadabra gelding heads into the Oct. 14 Super Final in third spot in the point standings with two Gold Series wins and one second for trainer Benoit Baillargeon of Rockwood and owner-breeders Thomas and Elizabeth Rankin of St. Catharines, ON. In 11 lifetime starts R First Class has only missed the top two on one occasion, making a break and finishing seventh in the Aug. 13 Gold Leg at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and Baillargeon is in full agreement with Filion about the gelding’s potential.
“I think he’s going to turn out to be a very nice four-year-old,” said Baillargeon. “He’s a nice tall horse, but I think as a four-year-old he’s going to fill out a little more, and I think he’s got everything to be a real nice horse.”
In the second $95,600 division, Filion employed come-from-behind tactics with Capteur De Reve, waiting until he was rolling off the final turn to ask the Muscle Mass son for a second gear. Capteur De Reve battled to a head victory in a personal best 1:55, holding off Dream Massive. Blameitonthewhisky stayed game for third after a tough trip that saw him parked to the half and forced to check his momentum when On First went off stride while sitting second.
“He’s a gutsy little horse. We got a little lucky, you know, there was a bit of confusion at the half and the pace kind of slowed down all of sudden and we were able to get a covered up trip until halfway around the last turn,” said Filion, who piloted Capteur De Reve to the win for trainer Maxime Velaye and owner-breeder Ecurie Provoquante of Mirabel, QC. “He kicked home real good; he did what he had to do.”
The win boosted Capteur De Reve into sixth spot in the standings with two wins in two Gold Series starts. The top 10 point earners will return to Mohawk for their $225,000 Super Final on Oct. 14.
The stakes scores gave driver Filion two of his five victories on the card. He also posted triumphs behind Histoire Enchantee (1:50.1), Deuce Deuce Deuce (1:56.4) and Its A Big Secret (1:50.4).
Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series action continues at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening with one $125,000 division for the two-year-old trotting colts. The colts will compete in Race 5 on the midweek program, which gets under way at 7:30 pm.
(With files from O.S.S.)
Mohawk also hosted one Gold division for two year old fillies
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