A total of 115 two-year-olds flooded Mohawk Racetrack Friday morning (June 10) for a robust 16-race qualifying session.
Due to the sheer volume of two-year-old qualifying races, Trot Insider has assembled a brief précis on each of the winners, which appears below.
To view the harness racing results for the Friday morning qualifying session at Mohawk, click the following link: Friday Results – Mohawk Racetrack.
Highland Top Hill
(Muscle Hill – Highland Image – Andover Hall)
• The bay filly is a homebred of Highland Thoroughbred Frm (of Inglewood, Ont.) that is trained by Amy MacDonald and driven by Anthony MacDonald. She started from Post 3 and was third through the fractions (:32, 1:02.4, 1:33.4). She separated from the field in the final quarter and trotted off to a four-length win in 2:02.3
Winter Sweet Frost
(Kadabra – American Frost – American Winner)
• The bay filly is a homebred of Robert Key (Leechburg, PA). She was driven b yDoug McNair for trainer Paul Reid on Friday morning. She started from Post 6, was overland in third at the opening quarter, and separated from the field in the second quarter. Winter Sweet Frost maintained her lead the rest of the way and eventually posted a three and a half-length win in 2:01.4. The fractions were cut in :32.1, 1:02.3 and 1:33.1.
Sweet Of My Heart
(Angus Hall – Sweetheart K – Muscles Yankee)
• Race 3 saw another Robert Key (Leechburg, PA) homebred get the job done, as Sweet Of My Heart was impressive in Race 3. The bay filly started from Post 2 and was third through the opening half mile. She took over the lead on the final turn and trotted to a four and a half-length win in 2:03.1. The fractions were cut in 33.1, 1:04.2 and 1:34.4.
Hope Ima Victory
(Victory Sam – Norse Comer - Overcomer)
• Hope Ima Victory started from Post 1 and was second through the fractions (31.3, 1:02.3, 1:33). The Tony O’Sullivan trainee vacated the pocket before the stretch and trotted to a four and a half-length victory in 2:02.3 for driver Rick Zeron. Hope Ima Victory sold for $15,000 last November at the Blooded Horse Sale in Ohio. Stephen Sexton (Xenia, OH) hold’s the gelding’s ownership papers.
(Deweycheatumnhowe – Debbie Hall – Like A Prayer)
• Dunbar Hall started from Post 3 with his trainer, Carl Jamieson, in the bike. The colt sat second through the opening half mile, but was on the move in the third quarter. He was overland while leading at the three-quarters pole and eventually trotted to a two-length victory in 2:02.4. The fractions were cut in :32.3, 1:03 and 1:33.2. Jamieson (Rockwood, Ont.) owns the colt along with Thomas Kyron (Toronto, Ont.) and George Harrison (Preston, England). Dunbar Hall was purchased for $22,000 at the Lexington Selected sale last October.
(Royal Mattjesty – Action Grin – Grinfromeartoear)
• The bay filly started from Post 2 and was fourth through the fractions before closing for the win. The Gregg McNair trainee was driven by Doug McNair. Action Majesty was third, more than four lengths in arrears at the head of the stretch, but got up for a one and three-quarter-length win in 2:00.1. The fractions were cut in :31.3, 1:01.4 and 1:30.4. Action Majesty is a homebred of Kenneth Sommer (Sheffield, OH).
(Somebeachsomewhere – Warrawee Koine – Astreos)
• The bay filly started from Post 6 and took a two-hole trip through the fractions (:31.4, 1:01.2, 1:31). She fought down the lane and got up for a one and a half-length victory in 1:59.2. Jody Jamieson was in the bike for trainer Carl Jamieson. The filly was purchased for $80,000 at the Lexington Selected sale last October. Warrawee Star is owned by Carl Jamieson (Rockwood, Ont.), Thomas Kyron (Toronto, Ont.), George Harrison (Preston, England) and Brian Paquet (Quebec, QC).
All It Takes
(Mach Three – Camber Hanover – Allamerican Native)
• All It Takes started from Post 5, took a pocket trip through the fractions (:30, :58.4, 1:28) and got up for a one and a quarter-length win in 1:57.3. Doug McNair was driving for trainer Gregg McNair. Gregg McNair (Guelph, Ont.) co-owns the bay colt along with its breeders, William Switala and James Martin (both from Clarence Center, NY).
(Artistic Fella – That Day – Camluck)
• Thorne Seelster was game from Post 7 in her qualifier. She was charted well back in seventh through the opening half mile and was three wide in fifth at the three-quarters call. She continued to close in the final quarter and got up for a neck win in 2:00.2. The fractions were cut in :31.2, 1:03 and 1:32.1. The Amy MacDonald trainee was driven by Anthony MacDonald. The bay filly was a $40,000 purchase at last fall’s Forest City Sale. Thorne Seelster is owned by 1187422 Ontario Inc. (Ottawa, Ont.)
(Sportswriter – Gianna Hanover – Dragon Again)
• The bay filly started from Post 2 and was fourth at the opening quarter (:31.2). She took over command in the second panel, cut the middle fractions (1:02, 1:30.1) and closed with a :27.3 final quarter. Southwind Geo posted a one and three-quarter-length victory in 1:58.1 for driver Trevor Henry and trainer Victor Puddy. Southwind Geo was an $11,000 yearling purchase last fall at the Lexington Selected sale. She is owned by Bill Manes (Rockwood, Ont.), Steven Papillon (Rockwood, Ont.), Limco Inc. (Chateauguay, QC) and Ontario 1085195 (Gloucester, Ont.)
Bourbon And Barley
(Charley Barley – Drivin Miss Rudee – Walton Hanover)
• The bay filly started from Post 1, took a two-hole trip through the fractions (:31.4, 1:03.1, 1:33.3) and paced off to a four and three-quarter-length victory courtesy of a :26.1 final quarter. The win time was 2:00.1. Bourbon And Barley was driven by Anthony MacDonald for trainer Amy MacDonald. The filly was purchased for $4,000 last fall at the Blooded Horse Sale in Ohio. Bourbon And Barley is owned by the Bourbon And Barley Stable (Guelph, Ont.).
(Art Major – Spirit Of The West – Western Hanover)
• The bay colt started from Post 6, cut all the fractions (:31.4, 1:03.4, 1:34.1) and paced to a three-quarters-of-one-length win in 2:01.3. Randy Waples was in the sulky for trainer Colin Johnson. Deadly Action was a $37,000 yearling purchase at last fall’s Harrisburg sale. Colin Johnson (Repentigny, QC) trains the colt for his partners Thomas Kyron (Toronto, Ont.) and Mac Nichol (Burlington, Ont.).
(Mach Three – Village Jovial – The Panderosa)
• The bay colt started from Post 1 and was third at the opening quarter (:31) before he took over command. Happy Trio cut the middle fractions in 1:01.4 and 1:30.3 and held on late for a half-length victory in 1:58.1. Sylvain Filion was in the sulky for trainer Tony O’Sullivan. Happy Trio was a $55,000 purchase at last fall’s Forest City sale. He is owned by Domenic Chiaravalle (Hamilton, Ont.), Lorne Keller (Exeter, Ont.) and O’Sullivan Racing Inc. (Puslinch, Ont.).
(Mach Three – Village Jest – Jennas Beach Boy)
• The bay filly started from Post 6 and paced to a gate-to-wire win in 1:58. The fractions were cut in :31.2, 1:01, 1:29.3 and the margin of victory was four lengths. Village Jamie was driven by her trainer, Eddie Green. The filly was a $45,000 purchase last fall at Standardbred Canada’s Canadian Yearling Sale. Green trains the filly for owner Mona Racette (Ohsweken, Ont.).
(Classic Card Shark – Road To Pandalay – Matts Scooter)
• The bay colt started from Post 6 with Jody Jamieson in the sulky for trainer Tony O’Sullivan. He was second at the opening quarter (:30.1), third at the half-mile marker (1:00.1) and was fourth at the three-quarters of a mile stanza (1:29.3). Calvin K fired home with a :26.1 final quarter and toughed out a neck victory in 1:57. Calvin K is a homebred of Winbak Farm (Chesapeake City, MD).
(Sportswriter – Lady Leslie – Walton Hanover)
• The bay colt started from Post 1, made every pole a winning one (:30.4, 1:00.4, 1:30.1) and stopped the clock in 1:57.4. The margin of victory was one length. Chris Christoforou was in the sulky for trainer Blake MacIntosh. Sports Column was purchased for $20,000 at last October’s Lexington Selected sale. MacIntosh (Cambridge, Ont.) owns the colt along with Hutt Racing Stable (Paoli, PA).