Campbellville, ON --- Kim's Royal Day, Windsong Jacoba and Mach Away spent the bulk of their sophomore seasons racing in the Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Series, but all three fillies will be back in the Grassroots program for Monday’s (Sept. 9) regular season finale at Mohawk Racetrack, making a last effort to secure a berth in the C$50,000 Grassroots championship.
Kim's Royal Day and Windsong Jacoba are currently tied for 16th in the standings with 55 points, while Mach Away sits 21st with 50. The current cut off for the 3-year-old pacing filly Grassroots championship is 80 points, so only a win will extend their seasons.
Kim's Royal Day will make her run at the Mohawk winner’s circle from post three in Monday’s fifth race. The Royal Mattjesty daughter started her season at the Gold Series level, recording one sixth and one seventh before dropping into the Grassroots program where she picked up her first win of the season at Grand River Raceway on Aug. 5. A fifth at Georgian Downs on Aug. 20 gave the filly her 55 points.
Blake MacIntosh trains Kim's Royal Day -- who earned C$295,080 in the Gold Series last season -- for his partner Stuart McIntosh.
Like Kim's Royal Day, Windsong Jacoba started her season with a pair of out of the money finishes in the Gold Series, and then dropped down to the Grassroots where she also captured her division at Grand River and finished fifth at Georgian Downs. Unlike her rival, the Mach Three filly took one last run at the Gold Series fillies at Grand River Raceway on Aug. 26, but once again finished at the back of the pack.
Windsong Jacoba will attempt to score her third lifetime win from post three in the 11th race for trainer Barry Treen and owners Leonard Gamble, Relatively Stable, Charalambos Christoforou and William Loyens.
Unlike her peers, Mach Away debuted in the June 3 Grassroots season opener at Mohawk Racetrack, scoring a 1:53.3 victory, and then jumped up to the Gold Series level where she was fourth twice and seventh once. The Mach Three filly makes her return to the Grassroots program from post one in the seventh race, carrying the hopes of trainer Carmen Auciello and owners Denarben Stables and Rocco Auciello.
Mohawk Racetrack sends its first race behind the starting gate at 7:25 p.m. and turns the spotlight on the 3-year-old pacing fillies in races four, five, seven and 11.
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