Wheels On Fire Keeps Rolling

Wheels On Fire winning at Woodbine Mohawk Park

Richard Moreau pupil Wheels On Fire recorded another win in the top class at Woodbine Mohawk Park, scoring a 1:54.2 win in the $34,000 Preferred Pace on Saturday (Jan. 22).

So Much More led the field to a :29.1 first quarter before driver Doug McNair circled Wheels On Fire from the pocket and to the lead into the backstretch. By the half in :58.1 and to three-quarters in 1:27.1, Wheels On Fire had loads in the tank and accelerated for the finish. He kept a length up on So Much More by the beam while Uhtred finished third, another two lengths behind, and Woodmere Stealdeal finished fourth. Poseidon Seelster rounded the quintet.

A seven-year-old gelding by Somebeachsomewhere, Wheels On Fire won his 37th from 98 starts, pushing his earnings $697,363. Brad Grant owns the O'Brien Award finalist, who returned $3.40 to win.

The good times continue for conditioner Carmen Auciello as he had three winners on the 12-race card. He got his first win of the night with Mystifying ($7.40), then scored a few races later with Buck Dancer ($4.40) before capping the night with a win by Highlandbeachlover ($7).

Wins keep coming also for Commanding Officer, a four-year-old Captaintreacherous gelding recently acquired by Richard Berthiaume.

Shipping to Mohawk in late November, the Ben Baillargeon trainee recorded his sixth consecutive win when taking a $28,000 overnight pace on Saturday. Driver Sylvain Filion fired from post 10 to lead at every post and light a 1:53 clocking as the 9-5 favourite, paying $5.80 to win.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Woodbine Mohawk Park.