Cast No Shadow and Maplelea were perfect in the preliminary legs of this year’s Blossom Series, but when the big money was on the line it was Doctor Terror who stepped up her game to take home the lion’s share of the $36,200 purse.
Doctor Terror, in rein to Jody Jamieson, turned a ground-saving trip into her first win of the year for partners Blake MacIntosh and Stu McIntosh.
Jamieson hustled the three-year-old daughter of Western Terror-Doctor Seth to the lead and had five fillies chasing them past the quarter pole in :29.2. Race favourite Cast No Shadow, who was 5-for-5 in 2015 going into Monday’s final, popped out of the pocket in the backstretch and marched to the top when called on to do so.
She hit the half-mile marker in :58.2 over a track rated ‘sloppy’ with a two-second variant, and proceeded to take the field to the three-quarter pole in 1:27.3. Doctor Terror angled out of the two-hole coming out of the final turn and used a :29.2 closing panel to wear down Cast No Shadow and hold off Moonlit Dance by a head in 1:57.2. Cast No Shadow was a lapped-on third.
Sent off at odds of 9-2, Doctor Terror improved her 2015 record to 1-2-0 from three tries, and in the process she boosted her overall bankroll to $136,518.
This week’s edition of the $34,000 Preferred Trot went to Daylon Magician, but winning for the third straight week didn’t come easy for the veteran performer.
Sent off at odds of 1-5, the seven-year-old son of Kadabra-Daylon Marvel got away third while Fearless Man marched to the engine and supplied the field with an opening quarter of :28.3. Daylon Magician got marching orders from trainer/driver Jack Moiseyev in the backstretch, however, and brushed to the lead without a problem. He proceeded to slice out middle fractions of :57 and 1:26 before getting a stern test from Rockin With Dewey. The mare wrestled away the lead from Daylon Magician for a few strides before that foe battled back to win by one-quarter of a length over the mare in 1:56.2. Charlie Is A Joker was a distant third.
Daylon Farms Ltd of Komoka, Ontario bred and owns the OSS graduate, who is 3-for-3 to start the season. The 28-time winner boasts a cash stash in excess of $1.8 million.
To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Mohawk Racetrack.