Nassagaweya, Eternal Camnation splits held at Mohawk Sunday, August 18, 2013 - by Greg Gangle, for WEG media
Campbellville, ON--A trio of the sport's top freshmen pacers were showcased on Saturday evening (Aug. 17) with $81,811 divisions of the Nassagaweya Stakes taking place.
Play It Again Sam, Arthur Blue Chip and Somewhere In L A all found the wire first for their respective connections.
Play It Again Sam, driven by Randy Waples, notched his seventh straight win as he stopped the timer in 1:52.
The talented son of Shadow Play-Plant A Kiss was hard-used to earn the front as he was parked to the opening station in 27.1.
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Play It Again Sam won his Nassagaweya division in 1:52.
From there, favourite Play It Again Sam lead his eight rivals past the mid-way point in 55 and 1:24, before Waples called on him for more speed en route to victory. Victory Bayama (Sylvain Filion) finished second, ahead of Winds Of Change (Scott Zeron).
Owned by Wayne Whebby and R G McGroup Ltd, Play It Again Sam increased his career earnings to $50,827. He paid $3.50 to win,
Moore would return to the winner's circle once again as Arthur Blue Chip and Paul MacDonell got under the wire first in 1:52 in the first division.
The son of Shadow Play-Advantest marched to the front past the opening station in 27.1 and never looked back as he laid down fractions of 55.3 and 1:24.2, before edging away from his eight rivals to win by 1-1/2 lengths. Boomboom Ballykeel (Sylvain Filion) finished second, over Three Of Clubs (Doug McNair).
Owned by Shadow One Stable, Arthur Blue Chip now has a 4-0-1 record from six starts this season along with $174,494 in earnings. He paid $3.50 to win.
In the final division, Somewhere In L A converted off a perfect, pocket trip to win in 1:52.1.
Driven by Randy Waples, the son of Somebeachsomewhere-West Of L A cleared to the front past the opening station in 27.2, before getting covered up by Idealbeach Hanover (Paul MacDonell).
Idealbeach Hanover continued to lead his eight rivals past the mid-way point in 55.3 and 1:23.3.
Down the stretch, Idealbeach Hanover began to tire as Somewhere In L A angled out of the pocket to score the victory. Twin B Speedo (Jack Moiseyev) finished second with Idealbeach Hanover third.
Trained by co-owned by Bob McIntosh along with CSX Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc., Somewhere In L A now has a 3-1-1 record from six starts this season along with $68,105. He paid $17.10 to win.
All three winners remain eligible to the $700,000E Metro Pace on Saturday (Aug. 31) at Mohawk with eliminations taking place on August 24.
Precocious Beauty sets Eternal Camnation Stakes record
Twenty of the sports top freshman pacing fillies were put on display in a pair of $108,933 divisions of the Eternal Camnation Stakes.
Precocious Beauty led the way in the first division with a 1:50.2 stakes record to set the tone for next Saturday’s She's A Great Lady Stakes eliminations at the Campbellville oval.
Driven by Doug McNair, the daughter of Art Major-Precious Beauty took over command past the quarter in 26.1, before laying down panels of 55.2 and 1:23.2 en route to a 6-1/2-length score. Heavily favored Rockingcam Park (Jack Moiseyev) finished second, with Take That Hanover (Randy Waples) third.
Precocious Beauty was just that in winning her Eternal Camnation split in 1:50.2, a stakes record.
Trained by Gregg McNair for owner/breeder James Avritt, Precocious Beauty now has a 2-2-0 record from four career starts along with $72,167 in earnings. She paid $6.90.
McNair also took the other division with heavily favored Shes Da Bomb in 1:52.
Beginning from post 4, Shes Da Bomb was parked to the opening quarter in 28, but quickly marched to command before the half.
Mind Over Matter (Chris Christoforou) then took over command to lead past the half in 55.3 and three-quarters in 1:24.1.
Turning for home, McNair was able to angle his way out of the pocket and Shes Da Bomb did the rest as she romped by 4-3/4 lengths. Mind Over Matter stayed for second, over Beach Gal (Scott Zeron).
Trained by Tony O’Sullivan for owner Frank Bellino, Shes Da Bomb remains undefeated in three career starts as her bankroll increased to $70,461. She paid $3.30.
Both fillies are eligible to the $430,000E She's A Great Lady Stakes final on Saturday (Aug. 24) the undercard for the $700,000E Metro Pace. Related Articles :