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Alicorn Attains OSS Crown

Published: October 12, 2019 8:25 pm ET

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Driver Louis-Philippe Roy rolled 1-9 favourite Alicorn to control and faced little challenge when taking the $225,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Super Final for two-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Alicorn grabbed command moving to a :27.2 first quarter with Karma Seelster sitting in the pocket and Temagami Seelster in third. All Day Sunshine, positioned fourth, floated first over approaching a :57.2 half and progressed to Alicorn’s wheel rounding the final turn. Past three-quarters in 1:25, Alicorn kicked clear of Karma Seelster in second while All Day Sunshine retreated between horses and Rose Run Vantage rallied towards the center of the course. Alicorn stopped the clock in 1:52.4 while Rose Run Vantage finished second but placed 10th for violating the breaking rule around the last turn. Karma Seelster was placed second with Temagami Seelster third.

“She makes my job so easy,” Roy said after the race. “I kind of compare her to Jimmy Freight because [he] was the same type: you could do whatever you want with her or with him. Going in the last turn I had a look over the back to see who was there—I saw Sylvain [Filion on Rose Run Vantage] was second over and I knew Dougie [McNair on Karma Seelster] was on my back; they were the two I wasn’t really scared of but, if I were get beaten I would get beat by one of those. Once again the filly just proved she was the best in there.”

Winning her seventh race from 11 starts, Alicorn has amassed $520,789 in earnings for owners Windermere Stable LLC and Robert Muscara. Chantal Mitchell conditions the daughter of Bettors Delight who paid $2.10 to win.

“She’s just made it so fun and I don’t really have many words for her,” Mitchell said after the race. “It’s just been a great year. She seems to be just as good now as she was two months ago. If ever she did show me she was getting a little tired that would be the end of it for the year but she kicked me in the hand today. I knew she was feeling pretty good.”

Following the victory in the Super Final Alicorn will race next in the Breeders Crown.

“We have to come back in six days so I was really hoping we wouldn’t see any speed duels,” Mitchell said. “Louis was just able to take his time to get to the front and then just kind of go at his own pace, sit there and let her finish well within herself. I can’t be any happier with it.”

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