Emerging from a locked spot at the cones, Jimmy Freight jetted to the finish to nab the $36,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (March 5).
Wheels On Fire seized the lead from post 9 past a :28 first quarter but soon faced a first-over challenge from The Greek Freak, forcing the pace to stay hot into a :55.4 half. The Greek Freak stayed alongside Wheels On Fire around the final turn and by three-quarters in 1:24.2 and turned for home in tandem as the backfield crept nearer.
Driver Louis-Philippe Roy sat with his hands loaded off the corner and carved a path outward for Jimmy Freight. By the eighth pole, Jimmy Freight found racetrack to the center and promptly accelerated for the lead late, nailing Poseidon Seelster at the line to win by a head in 1:51.3. Wheels On Fire was elevated to third as Beyond Better made a lapped-on break at the finish, disqualifying him to fourth.A seven-year-old stallion by Sportswriter, Jimmy Freight won his third race from eight starts this season and his 24th from 62 overall, lifting his earnings to $1,517,805. Richard Moreau trains the $23.50 winner for owner Adriano Sorella.