Campbellville, ON --- In gate-to-wire fashion Riveting Rosie didn’t disappoint the betting public at odds of 6-5, scoring in the C$374,000 Peaceful Way final, part of the Canadian Trotting Classic undercard on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.
New Image photo Riviting Rosie won the Peaceful Way final in wire-to-wire fashion on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.
The John Bax trainee continued to hold the lead, putting up soft factions of :28.3, :58.2 and 1:27.3.
Game On Hanover (Sylvain Filion) was the first to make a move from fourth past the half, but once Riveting Rosie entered the stretch, the 2-year-old trotting filly pulled away from the pack to capture the lucrative final by two lengths in 1:56.1.
Elimination winner Grammas Girl (Randy Waples) was second as Game On Hanover faded to third. Prior to post time, elimination winner Danica Hall was a late vet scratch.
“She got a little bit jammed up last week and Paul was able to get her out where she was out of trouble tonight,” said Bax, from the winner’s circle. “She is a game filly so I was pretty happy to see where she was.
“She always had that attitude (of a top filly) and wanted to go ahead,” he added. “She was close to being aggressive. I wouldn’t say I thought she was going to be like this, but I am alright with it.”
Riveting Rosie has never been worse than third in her debut season. The daughter of Muscle Mass-Rose De Vie Stena has a record of 5-1-1 from seven starts and with the lion’s share of the purse lifts her earnings to C$368,613 for owners Parkhill Stud Farm, Don Allensen, J And T Stable, John Hayes.
Riveting Rosie returned $4.60, $3.40 and $2.90, combining with Grammas Girl ($14.60, $6.90) for a $71.80 (5-4) exactor. A 5-4-1 (Game On Hanover, $9.50) $1 triactor was worth $208.10, while a $1 Superfecta [5-4-1-10 (White Becomes Her)] came back $4,005.75.