Post Five Starters Star In Kin Pace Elims

Published: June 26, 2011 07:08 pm EDT

Post five was the winning position on Sunday afternoon at Clinton Raceway in the $10,000 Kin Pace eliminations for Ontario sired three-year-old pacing fillies

that are that are non-winners of $75,000 lifetime in 2010.

Fresh off a pair of Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots wins, both Wiskywisky Nancy O and Mach Lady benefited from the middle starting spot and cruised to victories in their respective eliminations.

Driven by Mike Saftic, Wiskywisky Nancy O jumped out to a four length lead off the gate from the five post in the first elimination during the opening quarter in :30-seconds. The 3-2 second choice faced pressure from first over Milliondollarfeeln (Doug McNair) past the next marker in 1:01.1, but put her away by three-quarters in 1:30.1. Wiskywisky Nancy O then kicked home in :28.4 to hold off the popular pocket-sitter, Chappies Girl (Trevor Henry) by three-quarters of a length in 1:59. Milliondollarfeeln finished third.

Wiskywisky Nancy O paid $5 to win. Brent Belore trains the Mach Three-Celestine Prophecy filly, who was purchased for $13,000 at the Canadian Open Yearling Sale by Jean & Jim Caddey, and Alana and Dylan Belore of Embro, Ont. After scoring six seconds in nine 2010 starts including a runner-up performance to Mach Lady in the Autumn Stakes, Wiskywisky Nancy O has won four of seven starts this year. Today’s victory lifted her bankroll to $68,960.

Also leaving from the five post and taking immediate control of the field was Mach Lady in the second elimination. But unlike her fellow elimination winner, she faced no challengers until the stretch. After carving out fractions of :29.2, 1:00.3 and 1:30.3, the 3-1 third choice dug in with a :28.4 final frame to hold off pocket-sitter Angel On The Wing (Nick Steward) for the half-length score in 1:59.2. Favourite Three Charms (Doug McNair) rallied wide off cover to come on for third.

Billy Davis Jr. did the driving for his dad, trainer Bill Davis. The daughter of Mach Three-Tampa Town, who paid $8 to win, is owned by Jeffrey and Debbie Elchuk of Surrey, B.C. The Mach Three-Tampa Town miss won four of 14 starts as a two-year-old, including the Autumn Stakes, and has earned two wins in nine starts so far in her sophomore year to bank $109,390 lifetime.

The top eight money winners declared from the eliminations will advance to the $50,000 (added) final, which will take place next Sunday, July 3 at Clinton Raceway.

For results from Sunday’s harness racing card, click on the following link: Sunday Results – Clinton Raceway.