It was a case of Pop Up mania Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the Campbellville oval hosted round one of the Pop Up Series for pacing mares in addition to opening round action for trotters.
Just My Shadow captured the opening split for female pacers in a time of 1:55.4 over a track rated ‘good’ with a one-second allowance.
Trevor Henry rallied the favourite to the top in the lane and she drew clear to win by 1-1/2 lengths over Furiosa. Cranberry Brie took home the show dough in the $17,000 affair.
Shayne Barrington trains the five-year-old daughter of Shadow Play-Just Say So for owner Frank Cirillo of Kleinburg, Ont. The distaffer has manufactured a 3-1-4 record from 16 starts this season. The 12-time winner bas banked over $150,000 to date.
Greystone Natali O snapped a long losing streak when she front-stepped to a 1:55.3 victory in the second division for driver Doug McNair and trainer Duane Marfisi.
The four-year-old daughter of Shadow Play-Wiskywisky Nancy O knifed her way through fractions of :27.4, :57.4 and 1:26.4 before cruising home in :28.4 to win by 1-1/4 lengths over Catch An Ace. Rounding out the Trifecta ticket was Amasa Arion.
Aaron Waxman of Carlisle, Ont. owns the nine-time winner who has assembled a 1-4-4 record from 18 trips to the track this season. She’s potted over $80,000 in her career.
Filter Hanover was a down the road winner in the final division for female pacers.
Jody Jamieson marched her to the front from Post 6 and after carving out panels of :28.2, :58.2 and 1:27.3 she managed to kick home in :28.4 for the three-length triumph over Saulsbrook Flashy in 1:56.2. CL Sportsextreme took home third prize.
Sent off as the 1-2 favourite, the four-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight-Fashion Majorette stepped to her second win of the season while celebrating the seventh win of her career. Dominic Gladu trains the distaffer for 9228 2599 Quebec Inc, Roger Bourgeois, Jean C Dessureault and Jacque Sarrazin. She went over $80,000 in lifetime earnings with the win.
Rydgemont Son N recovered from a miscue in the back half of the first division for trotters and rallied home to win in 1:58.3 for driver Trevor Henry.
Sent off as the 3-5 favourite, the seven-year-old son of Majestic Son-Domination got away seventh and made a break past the mid-way point of the mile. Once he reset, he kicked home in :29.2 and swept past the leaders and drew clear to win by 4-3/4 lengths over Cheatalotpov. Muscles Forever was third.
MT Stables Ontario Inc of Scarborough, ON owns the Ben Baillargeon trainee who improved his 2021 record to 3-1-2 from 17 starts with the triumph. The gelding, who is a nine-time winner to date, pushed his lifetime earnings to $63,871 with the win.
Aussie Lover pulled off the upset of the night when he blew up the odds-board to the tune of 50-1 for driver Jay Harris.
The gelding tracked cover in the back-half of the mile and then rallied home in :29.4 to win by a half-length margin over Holdin Aces in 1:57.4. The show dough went to the odds-on favourite, Westfiftysecond.
Trainer Gord Remmen co-owns the four-year-old son of Angus Hall-His Mistress with 8113564 Canada Ltd. The victory was his fourth of the year and the ninth of his career. The $8,500 payday boosted his lifetime earnings to $81,680.
Phoenix got parked every step of the mile, but still managed to come out on top for driver Louis-Philippe Roy and trainer Richard Moreau.
The four-year-old son of Deweycheatumnhowe-Guineveres Star got away eighth, but chipped away throughout the mile and then used a :28.4 closing kick to win by a length over Shes Got Pizazz in 1:58.3. Rowlen, who was the 2-1 favourite, tagged along to finish third.
Sebastien Leblanc and Ronald Tasse share ownership on the gelding who owns a 5-4-5 record from 25 trips to the track this season. The seven-time winner has banked over $30,000 in his career.
Never Mind N took down the final division for trotters, and he did so in front-stepping fashion for the tandem of driver Trevor Henry and trainer Ben Baillargeon.
Henry rolled the gelding to the lead from Post 5 and after carving out splits of :28.4, :58 and 1:27 he used a :30.2 final frame to win by 3-3/4 lengths over Compass Rose DC in 1:57.2. Superlative recovered from an early miscue to finish third.
Sent off as the even-money choice, the eight-year-old son of Muscle Mass-Ashlyn CR posted the winning effort for MT Stables Ontario Inc of Scarborough, Ont. The 10-time winner owns a 3-1-2 record from 17 starts this season. The win pushed his lifetime earnings past $100,000.
The 11-race program was dominated by the duo of driver Trevor Henry and trainer Shayne Barrington, who nabbed five- and three-win performances.
They joined forces to win with Just My Shadow (1:55.4), Excaliber Seelster (1:56.4) and Cutting Class (1:54.1). Henry’s other wins came with the Ben Baillargeon-trained tandem of Rydgemont Son N (1:58.3) and Never Mind N (1:57.2).
To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Woodbine Mohawk Park.