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Warrawee Ubeaut In 1:48.3!

Published: October 5, 2018 3:01 pm ET

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The teletimer at The Red Mile took a serious beating Friday afternoon when Warrawee Ubeaut turned in a punishing performance to become the fastest freshman pacer in the history of the sport.

In rein to Yannick Gingras, the daughter of Sweet Lou-Great Memories dazzled onlookers with a 1:48.3 smokeshow in a $61,250 division of the International Stallion Stakes.

Beautyonthebeach shot to the lead from Post 7 and cut the first panel in :27 before relinquishing the top spot to Warrawee Ubeaut in the backstretch. Gingras kept the pedal pressed with Warrawee Ubeaut through middle splits of :55.1 and 1:22. A :26.3 final frame sealed the deal for Warrawee Ubeaut who won by a comfortable margin over Queen Of The Pride and Zero Tolerance.

Ron Burke trains the speedball, who was bred by Warrawee Farm of Rockwood, Ont., for his Burke Racing Stable LLC, Phillip Collura, Jandt Silva Purnel & Libb and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. She owns a 6-1-1 record from nine starts and boasts a bankroll that stands at $300,393.

The judges at The Red Mile had the track condition listed as ‘Good’ for the record-smashing performance, but they promptly upgraded the strip to ‘Fast’ following the 1:48.3 mile.

Burke came back to win when St Somewhere posted a 1:50.4 victory in the $61,250 Shadow Play ISS division.

Art Lecture left for the lead from post seven while Margret Hill took the pocket and St Somewhere pushed into third. Gingras slid off the rail and sent St Somewhere for the lead past the :28.1 opening quarter, clearing after a :55.4 half.

The field tightened when St Somewhere cleared the lead. Margret Hill, from third, broke stride as Treacherous Reign and Prescient Beauty moved off the rail in pursuit of the pacesetter. St Somewhere remained in front as Treacherous Reign pressured her through three-quarters in 1:23.4 before parking into the stretch. Art Lecture shot through the pylons into second as St Somewhere paced steadfast on the lead. Prescient Beauty tipped off cover to take third while Treacherous Reign faded to fourth.

Winning her fourth race in 11 starts, St Somewhere, a Ron Burke-trained filly by American Ideal, competes for Burke Racing Stable, Philip Collura, Jerry & Theresa Silva Stable, Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi. The earner of $168,768 returned $8.20 to win.

Tall Drink Hanover took the top past the quarter and strolled to a 1:50 victory in the $61,250 Bettors Delight ISS split.

The Tony Alagna-trained Captaintreacherous filly marched towards early leader Sylph Hanover heading to the quarter. Timed in :28, Tall Drink Hanover swiftly slid to the lead and maintained her speed through the half in :55.

Undefiable, positioned fourth, pulled first over moving into the final turn. She paced up to the leader’s wheel by three-quarters in 1:23.1 but was turned away into the lane as Tall Drink Hanover sped into the stretch under a hand drive. Undefiable took second from Sylph Hanover in third while Shes Allright, riding the rail, held fourth.

Winning her sixth race from nine starts, Tall Drink Hanover has earned $343,914 for owners Alagna Racing LLC, Marvin Katz and Riverview Racing LLC. Andrew McCarthy drove the $3.20 winner.

With 6-5 favourite Louphoria losing stride around the first turn, Annie Hill took control, yielded for the pocket and crept through the pylons late to win the $61,250 American Ideal ISS split in 1:51.4.

Annie Hill took the lead before the quarter with Louphoria pacing in third before going on a gallop and Renaissance Lady K in fourth. By the opening panel in :27.2, Annie Hill soon backed for the pocket as Renaissance Lady K marched for command in the backstretch and cleared the top prior to a :55.3 half.

Bestseller Hanover angled first over heading into the far turn and progressed into third by three-quarters in 1:24.1. Renaissance Lady K clung to the lead in the stretch as Annie Hill, locked in the pocket, waited for a seam to the inside of Bestseller Hanover. With a slight opening, Annie Hill inched through the inside and past Renaissance Lady K to claim victory. Cruise, trailing throughout, launched through the center of the track for third while Bestseller Hanover faded to fourth.

Owned by Tom Hill, Annie Hill won her fourth race from seven starts, earning $64,919. Andrew McCarthy piloted the Captaintreacherous filly for trainer Chris Oakes and returned $6.80 to win.

Turning the final sixteenth into a sprint, When Dovescry soared through the inside and outkicked 4-5 favourite The Ice Dutchess to take the fifth of five divisions of Friday’s $324,500 International Stallion Stake Two-Year-Old Filly Trot in 1:52.3 at The Red Mile.

Simon Allard placed the Rene Allard-trained Muscle Hill filly on the lead early before sitting pocket to Ma Was Right clearing control from post eight. By the quarter in :27.4, Ma Was Right maintained command to the half in :56.1 while The Ice Dutchess, from third, began her bid for the lead, supplying cover for Cloud Nine Fashion moving into the turn.

The Ice Dutchess trotted to within a neck of the lead as Ma Was Right tripped three-quarters in 1:25.2 before faltering into the stretch. The Ice Dutchess trotted to the lead in the center of the track while When Dovescry, with plenty of room towards the inside, lifted flight and mounted a bid for the front into the sixteenth pole. When Dovescry accelerated to the lead nearing the line while The Ice Dutchess settled for second ahead of Cloud Nine Fashion in third and Hanna Dreamgirl fourth.

Returning $21.00 to win, When Dovescry won her third race in five starts, earning $51,310 for owners Go Fast Stable, Yves Sarrazin, Kapildeo Singh and Lawrence Dumain.

Asiago stayed towards the front and surged past 1-2 favourite Princess Deo to take the first ISS split in 1:55.

Southwind Storm swept to the lead from post seven with Asiago following suit to her inside. Princess Deo trotted away fourth through a :30.3 opening quarter as Asiago edged off the rail and brushed for the lead heading to the backstretch. Princess Deo tracked that move and advanced first over, strung out by Asiago, before clearing command past a :56.3 half.

Princess Deo slowed the tempo rounding the final turn, prompting Asiago to pull out of the pocket by three-quarters in 1:27. Asiago slid to the lead through the stretch as Princess Deo chased in second ahead of Stone In Love rallying off cover into third and Atonement closing for fourth.

Trained by Jimmy Takter for owners Marvin Katz, Sam Goldband, Al Libfeld and Black Horse Racing, Asiago, a filly by Muscle Hill, broke her maiden in her seventh start career, earning $78,960. Yannick Gingras drove the $7.80 winner.

Special Honor pulled pocket around the final turn and held off a late charge from Fade Into You to win the second ISS division in 1:54.2.

The Julie Miller-trained Father Patrick filly led early before Starita cleared control following a :28 opening quarter. On the front, Starita slowed to the half, timed in :57.1. Andy Miller pulled Special Honor out of the pocket heading to three-quarters and drew alongside the pacesetter by the 1:26.3 station.

Starita soon gave way as Fade Into You tracked Special Honor into second moving into the stretch. Fade Into You gained on Special Honor approaching the wire but finished a neck shy in second. Golden Tricks, riding the rail, snuck into third with Amanda Blue Chip fourth.

Owned by Brittany Farms LLC, Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld, Special Honor won her third race from eight starts, earning $149,324. She paid $4.60 to win.

Evident Beauty kicked off cover and trotted to a 1:54.4 victory in the third ISS division.

Windy Corner trotted to the top heading around the first turn with Susy in second and Matter of Fact third. Past the quarter in :28.2, Susy inherited the lead in the backstretch as Windy Corner went on a gallop. Susy trotted unchallenged to the half in :58.3 as Fate Smiled pulled first over, supplying cover to Evident Beauty.

Fate Smiled ranged towards the leader passing three-quarters in 1:27.2 and carried 4-5 favourite Evident Beauty within two lengths of the lead heading into the stretch. David Miller fanned the Richard “Nifty” Norman-trained filly by Trixton three wide and sprinted clear to the line with Global Pageant, from third over, sweeping into second. Fate Smiled held third from Matter Of Fact slipping through the pylons for fourth.

Winning her third race in seven starts, Evident Beauty has compiled $178,582 in earnings for owners Melvin Hartman, Little E LLC and R A W Equine Inc. She paid $3.60 to win.

Scooting through the cones, 4-5 public choice Whispering Oaks trotted past race leader Speed Titan to take the fourth ISS split in 1:54.3.

Yannick Gingras sent the favourite to the lead as Conway Kellyanne trotted into second and Jezzys Legacy third. Conway Kellyanne pulled to circle to the lead as Jezzys Legacy lost stride past the :28.4 opening quarter. Speed Titan, positioned fourth, moved off the rail and for the lead into the backstretch, taking control to the half in :57.

Speed Titan continued on the lead past three-quarters in 1:26. Conway Kellyanne tipped of the rail and belatedly rallied at Speed Titan while Whispering Oaks gained ground towards an opening at the pylons. Whispering Oaks proceeded to the lead heading to the line and outsprinted Conway Kellyanne. Speed Titan faded to third while Fashion Rachel closed from second over for fourth.

Whispering Oaks, a Jimmy Takter-trained filly by Father Patrick, won her fourth race in 10 starts, earning $264,844 for owners Brixton Medical Inc., Herb Liverman and R A W Equine Inc. She paid $4.60 to win.

The ISS Two-Year-Old Filly Trot had three divisions named for Walner sponsored by the Walner Syndicate and two divisions named for Muscle Hill sponsored by Southwind Farms.

Grand Circuit action continues at The Red Mile on Saturday, Oct. 6 with Lazarus N headlining the program in the $179,000 Mister Big Allerage Farms Pace sponsored by Muscara Standardbreds. Five divisions of the $312,000 Captaintreacherous ISS Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace, sponsored by the Captaintreacherous Syndicate and Hanover Shoe Farms, along with two divisions of the $225,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial sponsored by Diamond Creek Farm and the $145,000 What The Hill Allerage Farms Trot sponsored by Jeff & Paula Gural, are also slated on the program.

Racing gets underway for the 11-race matinee with first-race post time scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

(With files from The Red Mile)

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