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Mohawk Hosts More Baby Races

Published: July 5, 2014 5:28 pm ET

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Mohawk Racetrack hosted nine two-year-old qualifying races on Saturday with a trotting filly that's already made headlines this year turning in one of the fastest miles of the morning session.

Two-year-old trotting filly Allies Gift romped to a 1:58.4 victory, sprinting a :28.2 final quarter to win by 11 lengths. The daughter of Holiday Road out of Minor Skirmish was Canada's first two-year-old qualifying winner of 2014 back on May 24 at Hippodrome 3R and already has one pari-mutuel race under her belt. She was driven in her second Mohawk baby race by Billy Davis Jr. and is trained by Glenn Lalonde while in Ontario for owner Ecuries Richelieu Inc. of Venise-En-Quebec, Que. Allies Gift was an $8,500 purchase at the Canadian Yearling Sale.

Other trotting filly winners were Sumthintotalkabout (Muscle Mass-Disco Inferno), scoring her second straight qualifying win in 2:01.3 for driver Rick Zeron and trainer Stephen Bossence, who both share ownership with Stephen Palermo; Prince Lee Acres homebred P L Indyanaca (Majestic Son-Corinas Mission) in 2:02.3 with Chris Christoforou aboard for trainer Matt Dupuis; and the Christoforou-driven Tymal Illbthere (Deweycheatumnhowe-Ill Wait For You), who trotted her first qualifying mile in 2:04 for trainer Erv Abdulov, breeder Tymal Farms and co-owners Timothy Varey and Shawn Dixon.

Pacing colt The Wayfaring Man also clocked a 1:58.4 mile, kicking home in :27.1 from the pocket to win by three lengths over Grand Galop Semalu. Jack Moiseyev drove the Dragon Again-Armbro Wichita colt, who was making his qualifying debut for trainer Nicky Comegna and owner Bruno Comegna of Burlington, Ont. A half-brother to the mare Secret Grin ($372,403 - 1:52.1), Wayfaring Man was purchased for $62,000 at the Lexington Select Sale.

The debuting Sportskeeper toured the Campbellville oval in 2:01.3 in the other pacing colt qualifier for trainer/driver Casie Coleman. Coleman co-owns and bred the Sportswriter-Keeper Flying colt, who is a half-brother to Keepers Destiny ($709,027 - 1:51), with Merlin Howse.

Stepping out from the John Bax stable was trotting colt Amityville Lindy (Deweycheatumnhowe-Possessed By Lindy), who won his first baby race in 2:01.4 with Paul MacDonell aboard. The $6,000 Harrisburg Sale yearling is owned by Parkhill Stud Farm, Don Allensen, and J And T Stable Newmarket.

Kristine Green's $30,000 Canadian Yearling Sale trotting colt Muscles All Over (Muscle Mass-All Time Favorite) glided to a 2:03.3 win with trainer/driver Eddie Green aboard.

A full-brother to 2013 O'Brien Award finalist Muscle Matters, Up The Alley (Muscle Mass-Sister Mary Lindy) began his journey to the races overtaking Flexible in his first charted mile, clocked in 2:04.2, with Hall of Famer Steve Condren driving. Owner/trainer Victor Hayter purchased last year's Canadian Yearling Sale topper for $70,000. His big brother, Ben Baillargeon trainee Muscle Matters, was the 2013 Ontario Sires Stakes two-year-old trotting colt divisional champion and banked $218,800 in his debut season.

To view Saturday's qualifying results, click on the following link: Saturday Results (Qualifiers) - Mohawk Racetrack.


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