Wrangler Magic ($3.10) took charge up the far side and held a quartet of foes at bay to capture her second straight $30,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred pacing event at Mohawk Racetrack.
Louis-Phillipe Roy sent the five-year-old Mach Three mare forward to contest the early pace between Sandbetweenurtoes (Doug McNair) and Rubis Prescott (Sylvain Filion), and ultimately settled Wrangler Magic in the pocket behind Sandbetweenurtoes through a :27.2 first quarter before angling out upon reaching the backstretch. Wrangler Magic dueled to the fore at a :55.2 half mile, and never looked back from that point on. After achieving the lead at mid-race, Wrangler Magic withstood steady first-over pressure from Request For Parole (Ed Hensley), keeping her three-quarters of a length at bay while under mild urging for a 1:51.2 victory. Sandbetweenurtoes stayed on for third.
Rene Allard trains Wrangler Magic—now a five-time winner this year—for Allard Racing, Inc., Dr. Maurice Stewart, and Kapildeo Singh.
Earlier on the card, Roy teamed up with Alexis Faith ($2.50), who used a powerful middle move to take charge before drawing off to a 1:54.3 score in a $14,000 event for two-year-old pacing fillies.
Roy settled the fours-on favourite in fourth early and stalked a battling top trio of Duchess Dolly (Paul MacDonell), Hey Sweetie (Jonathan Drury), and Mrs Dragonfire (Doug McNair) through a :28.3 first quarter before pushing to the fore nearing the midpoint of the journey in :58.1. The daughter of American Ideal and Cannae Cammie accelerated nonchalantly to a clear lead past the apex of the far turn, and would evade her six foes under a confident hand drive. Alexis Faith had plenty left in reserve following her 2-1/4 length triumph over Lady Bubbles (James MacDonald), who rallied gradually down the grandstand side from mid-division for the runner-up spot. Save Your Breath (Randy Waples) circled up belatedly to just collar tiring pocket rival Mrs Dragonfire for third.
Casie Coleman trains Alexis Faith for the West Wins Stable, Jim Fielding, J. Robert Darrow, and Kevin McKinlay.
Roy and Doug McNair led all drivers with three wins apiece on the 10-race card.
To view Friday’s harness racing results, click on the following link: Friday Results – Mohawk Racetrack
For the official judges' report from Friday's card, click the following link: Judges' Report - Mohawk - July 14.