Freshman Fillies Impress In Prospect Series

Racing at Georgian Downs
Published: July 19, 2022 11:03 pm EDT

Two-year-old pacing fillies were out in full force Tuesday evening at Georgian Downs in three divisions of the Prospect Series.

Stonebridge Fib went to the front and didn’t look back en route to a 1:55.3 triumph in her $7,300 assignment.

Brett MacDonald hustled her to the top and after carving out fractions of :28.3, :58.2 and 1:26.4 the Richard Moreau trainee kicked home in :28.4 to win by two lengths over Chakka.  Betterontheisland rounded out the top three finishers.

Sent off at odds of 7-2, the daughter of Sportswriter-Stonebridge Rumor won at first asking for the partnership of Ecurie Francis Richard Inc, Gaston Bibeau, Guillaume Desrochers and Eric Bibeau.       

Paddy Melt also shed her maiden status thanks to her 1:55.2 triumph in the second division.

J Harris got away fourth with the favourite while Chocolateforlunch marched to the lead and laid down panels of :27.3, :57.2 and 1:25.2.  Paddy Melt out-kicked them home thanks to her :28.4 closing speed.  It was enough to earn her the win by three-quarters of a length over Premier Tess.  Chocolateforlunch was third.

Trainer Murray Brethour co-owns the Betterthancheddar-Hope For Paddy lass with Robert Hicks, Jeffrey Thomson and Lori Thomson.  She’s racked up a 1-1-0 record from her first three assignments.

Shes Truckin Now pulled off a 7-1 upset in the final division as she knocked off heavily favoured Pocahontas Du Lac.

Gimmie A Corona and Pocahontas Du Lac battled to the quarter pole in :29.1 before the latter cleared to the to the top.  Pocahontas Du Lac the led through middle splits of :59.1 and 1:28.4 before being confronted by Shes Truckin Now.  Brett MacDonald swept up with the All Bets Off-Ali Rush filly and she stormed home in :28 to win by a length over Pocahontas Du Lac in 1:57.  Gimmie A Corona was third.

Teesha Symes trains the rookie for Shirley Symes of Springhill, N.S.  She’s assembled a 1-0-1 record in her first two outings.

To view results for Tuesday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Tuesday Results – Georgian Downs.