Campbellville, ON---The first leg of the Town Pro Pacing Series got underway on Friday night (June 20) at Mohawk Racetrack, with two divisions taking place.
In the first division, heavy favorite Major Dancer lived up to the support with a 2-¾-length victory in 1:53.
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|Major Dancer captured her division of leg one of the Town Pro Pacing series in 1:53.|
Driver Chris Christoforou dropped the Casie Coleman trainee in sixth early and got a second-over trip on the back of Unique Rock N Roll. At the top of the stretch Christoforou brought her off that cover and never looked back with the daughter of Art Major-Two Steppin Sally. Major Dancer used a :26.3 last quarter to draw away from her competitors.
In a tight, four-horse photo for place, Poppies Pride and Sam finished in a dead-heat for second, while Polk Dot Hanover was fourth.
Major Dancer paid $2.40 to win and picked up her fifth career victory for the ownership group of West Wins Stable, Mac Nichol and Adriano Sorella.
The second division saw another winner capitalize off a second-over trip.
Palm Beach Hanover and driver Rick Zeron pulled off a mild 7-1 upset in a career-best clocking of 1:52.4.
The Dave Menary trainee, Palm Beach Hanover followed Frame Worthy around the final turn and came off her cover to get by her challengers and score the victory by a length.
Mystique Beachbum rallied to get up for second, while the 3-5 favorite, Happily Ever After, held on for third after cutting the mile early.
Palm Beach Hanover, by Somebeachsomewhere-Pilgrims Witchie, returned $16.40 to win and secured the second victory of her career and second in three starts this season for owners Menary, Bruce Norris and Hewvilla Farms.
The Town Pro Pacing Series will resume next Friday night (June 27) with second-leg action.