The wait to race was worth it for Twin B Archie in Monday evening’s $121,600 SBOA Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Moved from Saturday to Monday due to a power outage, the sophomore trotting colts and geldings battled in the SBOA just prior to Monday evening’s program in a non-wagering event.
The likely favourite had wagering been offered, Twin B Archie took top spot in the second-quarter for driver James MacDonald and never looked back, posting fractions of :56.3 and 1:24.4, en route to a four-length score in 1:53.3.
“He’s always got separation the group, but he’s just kind of playing around,” said MacDonald of Twin B Archie. “I just let him keep idling along and he just does it. If there was a challenge or someone was coming, I think he had lots left.”
MacDonald continued his hot streak by steering the gelded son of Archangel to victory for trainer Scott McEneny. MacDonald also won Saturday’s SBOA Finals with fillies Adare Castle and Silver Label.
When asked about the start to his stakes season, MacDonald chuckled and replied, “it’s been pretty good.” The runner-up position in Monday’s event went to Esplosione, who rallied from sixth to pick off Duly Resolve. Sea Can crossed the wire fourth, while Tymal Tiggs completed the top-five.
Twin B Archie is now two for two this season and has already boosted his career numbers to six wins and $358,316 earned. Last year’s Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final champion is owned by McEneny, Domenic Chiaravalle, Floyd Marshall and Martwest Racing Stable.
The only SBOA Stakes Final remaining to be raced is the $122,600 event for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. That event will be part of this Saturday’s (May 28) card.