Toronto, ON --- Round two of the Autumn Series continued Friday evening at Woodbine Racetrack with five divisions contested.
Divisions were held for rookie colts and geldings of both gaits.
Aventure will look for the series sweep after an impressive 1:57.3 victory to start the 13-race program.
The trotting son of Muscle Mass sat third in the early going past the opening quarter in :29.2. From there, driver Sylvain Filion pulled on the right line and marched the three-time winner to the front at the half in :59.1.
The Bill Budd trainee led his six rivals past three quarters in 1:28.2, before edging away from his rivals in deep stretch to score the victory. Longshot Theresademoninme (Steve Condren) finished second with Kremlin (Riina Rekila) third.
Owned by Orville Rursch, Aventure increased his bankroll to C$24,250. He paid $7 to win.
In the other trotting split, Hitchin A Ride and Jack Moiseyev got under the wire first as the heavy 1-9 favorite.
Moiseyev guided the son of Angus Hall into the pocket spot before the opening station in :28.2, before pocket-pulling the three-time winner at the half in :58.2.
Moiseyev and Hitchin A Ride continued to lead five rivals past three-quarters in 1:27.4 and never looked back en route to a 1:58.2 victory. Wire Me Cash (Anthony MacDonald) finished second with Yoooukilis (Paul MacDonell) finishing third.
Trained by Tom Durand for his wife, June, along with Allan Smith and Catherine and Lynn Baker, Hitchin A Ride increased his rookie earnings to C$33,428. He paid $2.30 to win.
Major Starlight, driven by Paul MacDonell, pulled off the 7-2 minor upset in the first of three pacing divisions.
The son of Major In Art enjoyed a three-hole trip through panels of :26.4, :55.4 and 1:25.2, before MacDonell was able to find racing room late in the mile to win in 1:54.3. Vegas Rich (Sylvain Filion) finished second with even-money favorite Pop Pop Joe (Chris Christoforou) settling for third.
Trained and co-owned by Allen Tomlinson along with Thomas Phillips, Major Starlight earned his second career victory. The brown gelding increased his bankroll to $19,155 and paid $9.70 to win.
In the next division, Allstar Seelster and Mike Saftic prevailed as the heavy favorite in 1:54.1.
The four-time winner was first to the front well before the opening station in :28, before releasing a parked-out Brodys Scrapper (Randy Waples).
Saftic and Allstar Seelster quickly regained the lead and marched past the half in :57 and three-quarters in 1:25.2, before edging away from his rivals in deep stretch to win by 1-3/4 lengths. Brodys Scrapper stayed for second-over Royal Ashton (James MacDonald).
Trained and owned by Jack Darling, Allstar Seelster now has three straight wins and will look for the series sweep next Friday evening at Woodbine. The talented youngster increased his bankroll to C$43,443. He paid $3.70 to win.
In the final division, heavily-favored Prince Clyde found the wire first in 1:53 for driver Keith Oliver.
The son of Camluck overtook command past the opening station in :27, before allowing Shadios (Billy Davis, Jr.) to command.
Prince Clyde sat in the pocket as Shadios controlled the pace past the half in :56.2 and three-quarters in 1:24.2.
Oliver angled Prince Clyde off the pylons before the top of the stretch and the four-time winner cruised to an effortless victory. King Royalty (Randy Waples) came from well off-the-pace to finish second, over Shadios.
Trained by Tony Montini for his wife, Albina, and Holland Racing Stable, Prince Clyde increased his bankroll to C$38,038. He paid $3.30 to win.
All four C$25,000E Autumns Stakes finals for 2-year-olds of both gaits and sexes will take place next Friday evening at Woodbine Racetrack.