'Wohlmuth' Begins; 'Miracle' Triples
Hammered to 1-5 in the wagering, G Momma justified the support when she rolled first over to victory in the fastest division of Wednesday’s opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows.
Homebreds Hierarchy, owned by Ontario's Karin Olsson Burgess and Robert Burgess, and Robert Key's Glams K took the other $15,000 splits of the Wohlmuth. The series, which is for three and four-year-old trotting fillies and mares, honours the memory of the late Mary Wohlmuth, longtime manager of The Meadows’ 2:00 Club. Mike Wilder enjoyed a Wohlmuth double behind G Momma and Hierarchy.
G Momma was sitting third down the backside when Wilder sent her after the leader, Boos Party Girl. The four-year-old daughter of SJs Caviar-Strike Ten sailed home in 1:59.1, four lengths better than Boos Party Girl. Westfiftyfirst finished third. Paul Corey trains G Momma for Howard Kaufman, Joshua Kaufman and William Eltzroth.
In the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Ontario-bred Daylon Miracle was much the best again, notching her third straight victory — this time in front-end fashion — for Aaron Merriman and owner/trainer Bill Bercury. Vixy was one and three-quarter lengths back in second, with Chilitodayhotamale third. The five-year-old daughter of Pegasus Spur-Daylon Marvel extended her career bankroll to $289,965.
Merriman drove four winners and Brett Miller three on the 15-race card.
(With files from The Meadows)