Magical Mistress In Time In Philly

Published: May 16, 2021 08:18 pm EDT

Driver Simon Allard enjoyed top billing on Sunday afternoon (May 16) at Harrah's Philadelphia by way of a five-win performance capped by a 1:50.4 score from Magical Mistress ($10.00) in the $16,200 distaff pacing feature.

After a strong start from post 4 in the field of seven, Magical Mistress yielded control of the pace to 6-5 favourite Caviart Cherie, and were content to track sectional times of :26.2, :56.2 and 1:23 before angling to the open stretch off the home turn. Allard asked Magical Mistress for every bit of energy she had through the stretch, and the five-year-old Camystic mare surged in the final 70 yards to collar Caviart Cherie by a head. Crazy Cute finished third, two lengths back, after forcing the pace to quicken up the backstretch.

Magical Mistress, a standout in her native Prince Edward Island as a two-year-old, is trained by Lou Peña for Island native Donald MacRae in partnership with D Racing Stable Inc. She has won 21 of her 39 starts to date.

Allard also took both sub-featured events for male pacers, driving Pyro ($5.00) to a 1:49.3 victory for trainer Gilbert Garcia-Owen before teaming with another Peña trainee in Somewhere Fancy ($13.40), also a 1:49.3 winner. His other driving wins came aboard Dealt A Winner ($3.20, 1:50.3) and Better Take It ($2.80, 1:51.1).

All-sources handle for the 14-race card was $1,037,261.

Wednesday's (May 19) card at Harrah's Philadelphia features a trio of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes events for three-year-old pacing fillies, featuring defending champion and Three Diamonds winner Blue Diamond Eyes, Breeders Crown runner-up JK Alwaysbalady, and Matron winner Continualou among the 17 entrants. On the betting front, an $8,286.37 Pick-5 carryover has sparked a $30,000 guaranteed total pool for the same wager on Wednesday, beginning in Race 5.

First-race post time is 12:25 p.m. (EDT).

(Harrah's Philadelphia)



It's nice to see her back to her winning ways. I was always curious what happened to her after her two-year-old season after starting her 3YO season with a bad break.

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