Last year's Breeders Crown winners, Frenchfrysnvinegar and Cedar Dove, took home top honors in their respective divisions.
Frenchfrysnvinegar, a daughter of Angus Hall, captured the $29,400 first division in 1:52.2. Trained by Jeff Gillis and driven by Jody Jamieson, Frenchfrysnvinegar went gate-to-wire through fractions of :26.3, :56 and :1:24.4, before scoring the victory by a half-length. Jezzy (Ray Schnittker) finished second and Sugar Queen Gabby (Sylvain Filion) was third.
Frenchfrysnvinegar notched her 25th career victory and lifted her bankroll to $680,837 for owner David Smith. She paid $14.20 to win.
Cedar Dove, trained and driven by Michael Vanderkemp, also led from start to finish as she got under the wire first in 1:55 in her $29,400 dvision. The daughter of Andover Hall controlled the pace through panels of :27.4, :58 and 1:27, before dashing away to a 3-3/4 length victory.
Owned by Adam Victor and Son Stable and John Fielding, Cedar Dove increased her bankroll to $745,454. She paid $9.60 to win.
The second leg is slated for Sunday (July 1) at Mohawk.