If it’s Saturday night, then it has to be Jimmy Freight night as the harness racing stallion posted his third straight win, five in his last six outings, all in the $36,000 Preferred-Handicap Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
The ninth race feature started just as it would end, with Jimmy Freight on top. Driver Louis-Philippe Roy left from post six with Jimmy Freight and they took command of the race with stablemate and O’Brien Award winner Wheels On Fire (Doug McNair) sitting the two-hole spot as they sped to the opening quarter mile in :27.3.
With no one willing to challenge Jimmy Freight, he led the field past the half mile marker in :56. That was when the action did begin to heat up a little as Sintra, making his first start back after a long layoff, came first-over for driver Jody Jamieson and started to make his way towards the leader as they went by the three-quarters in 1:24.
But Jimmy Freight and Roy were not done yet. As they started down the stretch, Jimmy Freight found another gear, kicked in a :26.2 last quarter mile and went on to win by two lengths in 1:50.2. Wheels On Fire held for second with Commanding Officer (Sylvain Filion) third.It was the seventh win in just 13 starts this year for Jimmy Freight. The seven-year-old son of Sportswriter time of 1:50.2 was his fastest winning mile so far in 2022. He is trained by Richard Moreau and owned by Adriana Sorella of Guelph, ON, paying $3.90 to win as the 4/5 race favorite.