Upsetters Prevail In Blizzard Sequel

Bottomoftheninth in the Blizzard Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Published: January 27, 2022 09:54 pm EST

Round two of the Blizzard Pacing Series went postward Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and it wasn’t a good night for the favourites.

Bottomoftheninth pulled off a minor upset in the first division for driver James MacDonald and trainer Melissa Lamoureux.

The four-year-old daughter of Hes Watching-BJs Mayreau shot to the top from Post 6 and had the field chasing her to the quarter pole in :28.3.  Odds-on favourite Awesome Hill brushed to the lead in the backstretch and she wound up producing middle panels of :57.3 and 1:27.  Bottomoftheninth tipped off the pylons and rallied home in :28.4 to win by a length over Belina in 1:56.  Addictivebehaviour was third.


Jefferson Davis of Burlington, Ont. owns the four-time winner who now owns a 1-1-0 record from three trips to the track this season.  The $9,000 payday bumped her career bankroll to $66,414.

Shadow One went to the front and didn’t look back in the second division for driver Sylvain Filion and trainer Gary Lance.

Filion fired the four-year-old daughter of Shadow Play-Blinker Hanover to the lead from Post 6 and together they carved out fractions of :28.2, :58 and 1:27.2 before scooting home in :29.1 to win by 2-3/4 lengths over race favourite Emmy Lou Hayes in 1:56.3.  The show dough went to Pull Me Through.


Lance shares ownership on the mare with Bob Reicheld of Caledonia, Ont.  The win improved her 2022 record to 2-1-0 from four attempts while bumping her career bankroll to $44,262.

In the $22,000 Pop Up Series Final for claiming distaffers it was Vines To Heaven delivering a solid score for driver Trevor Henry and trainer Shayne Barrington.

The seven-year-old daughter off Rock N Roll Heaven-Miss Old Vines got away fifth from her pole position starting spot while the early lead belonged to Miss Rockadali.  That front-stepping specialist cut out fractions of :28.3, :58.2 and 1:27.3 before fading out of the picture.  Vines To Heaven moved outside to catch cover on the way to the half, and she continued to advance on cover to the head of the lane.  

Henry tipped off cover and Vines To Heaven kicked home in :28.1 to win by seven lengths over Hannah On The Virg in 1:56.3.  Race favourite Erikas Shadow was third.


Jamie Copley and Kelly Scott owned the mare, who was then claimed from the final.  The win was her second of the season and the 20th of her career.  The $11,000 payday pushed her lifetime earnings to $$187,492.

To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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