Frenchfrysnvinegar, driven by Jody Jamieson, went gate-to-wire in the opening C$30,000 division, stopping the timer in 1:53.4.
Last year’s O’Brien Award winner cruised through panels of :27.3, :56.3 and 1:25.2, before edging away from her rivals in deep stretch to score the 2-1/2 length win. Sugar Queen Gabby (Rick Zeron) finished second with post time favorite, Pembroke Heat Have (Chris Christoforou), finishing third.
The daughter of Angus Hall increased her bankroll to $723,125 as she celebrated her 26th career victory for trainer Jeff Gillis and owner David Smith.
“She’s got so much class to her,” Jamieson said following the win. “With a post one start, I wanted to put her in the race in the early stages and she likes to be on or near the front and tonight everything worked out. She was strong at the wire, like she usually is.”
Last year’s Breeders Crown winner boasts a record of 4-1-1 from 14 starts this season. She paid $6.20 to win.
Cedar Dove was guided to victory in the second division by trainer/driver Mike Vanderkemp.
Vanderkemp used off-the-pace tactics as China Pearls led her rivals past fractions of :27.3, :57.1 and 1:24.3, before Cedar Dove wore down the tempo setter in deep stretch to score the narrow win. China Pearls stayed for second with Bax Of Life (Jason Brewer) third.
Adam Victor And Son Stable and John Fielding own the 10-time winner who increased her lifetime earnings to $872,510. The brown miss captured last year’s Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Woodbine. She boasts a record of 2-2-1 from five starts this season. She paid $4.30 to win.
Under Saddle Exhibition Trot A Success
Along with world class racing taking place at Mohawk on Sunday evening as a part of the special Canada Day card, racing fans were also treated to a one-mile dash in the Under Saddle Exhibition Trot.
The non-wagering event, which took place following race three, saw Marielle Enberg guide Ive Got It All to victory in 1:59.3.
The 5-year-old son of Muscles Yankee came from off-the-pace in a field of eight through panels of :29.2, :59.4 and 1:29.2 to track down Its On My Tab in the final strides to score the narrow win. Youlneverwalkalone (Jenni Judin) finished third.
On the racetrack, Ive Got It All has banked $93,540 in her career with seven victories for Enberg, who trains for P Kleinhans Racing Inc and Luc OuelletteIncorporated.