Campbellville, ON --- The second C$18,000 round of the Beat The Heat Pacing Series continued on Saturday evening (June 29) at Mohawk with a familiar face once again in the winner’s circle.
After finding the wire first in the opening leg last week, Randy Waples guided Silver Eagle to victory in 1:51.1. The son of Brandon's Cowboy remains a top threat for the C$43,500 final next week.
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|Silver Eagle was a 1:51.1 winner for Randy Waples.|
The speedy 5-year-old was first to the lead before the opening station in :27.1. Heading toward the half, Waples elected to allow a parked-out That's The Life (Billy Davis, Jr.) to clear to the front.
That's The Life would continue to lead past the midway point in :55.2 and 1:24, before Silver Eagle was able to convert off a pocket trip and score the win by three lengths. After making a break before the start, Beach Buff (Sylvain Filion) recovered to finish second, over That's The Life.
Trained by Ben Wallace for owner Holland Racing Stable, Silver Eagle celebrated his third victory of the season as his career bankroll climbed to C$344,604. He paid $3.20 to win.
In the other division, Frankies Dragon scored the victory in 1:50.2 under no urging from pilot Sylvain Filion.
The Luc Blais-trainee cleared to command after the quarter in :26.3, before laying down panels of :55.4 and 1:24 en route to a 6-1/4 length victory. JJ Shark (Scott Zeron) used a ground-saving trip to finish second, with Bestinthebusiness (Luc Ouellette) third.
Blais co-owns the 4-year-old son of Dragon Again along with Pierre Charette. The 14-time winner increased his bankroll to C$123,567. He paid $3.30 to win.
The C$43,500 final will take place on Saturday (July 6).