The next round of two-year-old harness racing horses made their first steps on the track on Monday (Jun. 20) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Twin B Seamonster (Downbytheseaside) delivered a strong debut in the pacing group. The gelding, a $65,000 Harrisburg purchase, rushed to the front, cut :27, :57.4, and 1:26.4 fractions for Jody Jamieson, and romped by four lengths in 1:54.1. He was a mild upsetter at 7-1.
Prince Shadow (Shadow Play, Doug McNair) and Gung Ho (Captaintreacherous, James MacDonald) were second and third, respectively. Nazare (Sweet Lou, Bob McClure), who brought $105,000 at Harrisburg, was just behind in fourth.
Dave Menary trains Twin B Seamonster and co-owns him through his Menary Racing with Anthony Timmins of Birmingham (England). The gelding is out of See Major, who produced Breeders Crown-placed mare Majorsspeciallady, an earner of $363,672.
TWIN B SEAMONSTER REPLAY
Snowpiercer (Muscle Mass) was similarly dominant in the first dash for trotters. The John Bax-trained colt glided to the lead from post eight for Paul MacDonell and headed his rivals through splits of :29.2, :59.2, 1:28.3. He cruised to a three-and-a-quarter-length victory under little urging in 1:58.
Peso Hanover (Muscle Mass, Scott Young) went three-wide on the final turn to close for second. All Star Yankee (My Mvp, Trevor Henry) produced a :28.2 final quarter to nab show. Three-to-five favourite, Carter Michael Deo (International Moni, MacDonald), broke at the start and finished seventh.
The Bax Stable of Campbellville, Brad Grant of Milton, David Anderson of Aurora, and Richard Gutnick of Blue Bell, combined to purchase the colt for $130,000 at the Lexington Select sale.
Dowedealinandwhy (Wheeling N Dealin) produced a 19-1 shock in the other bunch of trotters. He went coast-to-coast with :29.4, 1:00.3, 1:30.2, and 1:58.3 sectional times and won by three lengths for Sylvain Filion. His win was aided by breaks from favourites Brace For Landing (Tactical Landing, MacDonald) and Dahlquist Hanover (Walner, MacDonell), both six-figure yearling buys.
Lowry (Father Patrick, Matthew Bax) was second, another three lengths clear of The Great Emotion (Lookslikeachpndale, Louis-Philippe Roy).
N. Yolanda Fellows of Rockwood and Irene Carey of Belgrave own Dowedealinandwhy. Robert Don Fellows trains the colt.
Also on the card, Cool Clifford (Kadabra) completed a sweep of the Pop-Up Series for trotting colts and geldings. Off at 1/9, the six-year-old gelding compensated for a slow start from post eight with a two-wide effort to take front by the quarter in :27.3. He maintained a cushion through :56.1 and 1:25.1 middle panels and resisted a stretch charge from Shoshie Deo (MacDonald) for the victory in 1:54.3.
Holding Aces (Roy) rallied from seventh at three-quarters to take third.
COOL CLIFFORD REPLAY
Cool Clifford, a Gabriella Sasso trainee, has now earned $288,540 and won 15 times in 94 career starts. Martwest Stable of Mississauga and Jeff Courchesne share ownership of the gelding who won both preliminary legs of the Pop-Up Series.
Woodbine Mohawk Park resumes racing on Tuesday, Jun. 21 at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
For complete race results, click here.
by Nicholas Barnsdale, for Harnesslink