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Top Grassroots Fillies Face Tough Test

Published: August 23, 2013 9:34 pm ET

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Tuesday’s Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots event at Georgian Downs will get off to a quick start as four of the top 10 sophomore trotting fillies square off in the first $18,000 division.

Moms Apple Pie and Twin B Alibi are tied for second spot in the standings with 125 points and will start from posts two and sex, respectively. Legzy, riding a two-race win streak, currently sits fifth with 102 points and will start from post five and 10th-ranked Tymal Viva rounds out the heavy hitting line up from post seven.

Moms Apple Pie, trained by Bill Budd for William Dixon of Caledon, Ont., earned her points through two wins and one second. The Striking Sahbra filly was a two and three-quarter length winner in the Aug. 19 Grassroots test at Mohawk Racetrack.

Twin B Alibi also has two wins and one second to her credit, but heads into Tuesday’s contest off a disappointing break and ninth-place result in the Aug. 19 event. The Angus Hall miss is trained and driven by Arthur resident Wayne Henry, who owns her in partnership with Daylon Farms Ltd. of Komoka, Ont. and the Estate of Daniel J. McCann of Parkhill, Ont.

A Gold Final winner last season, Legzy has been sharp in her last two Grassroots appearances, recording a personal best 1:55.4 at Mohawk on Aug. 19. Rob Fellows conditions the Amigo Hall daughter for owner-breeders Edward Wilson of Seagrave, Ont. and Michael Pozefsky of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Tymal Viva posted her sole Grassroots win in the July 20 contest at Kawartha Downs. The Muscle Mass daughter will be looking to maintain her position among the top 10 point earners for trainer Gregg McNair of Guelph, Ont. and his partners Leonard Gamble of Etobicoke, Ont., 1443059 Ontario Inc. of Oldcastle , Ont. and 1035840 Ontario Inc. of Arthur, Ont.

Only the top 10 point earners following the six regular season events will advance to the Grassroots Championship.

Georgian Downs kicks off its Tuesday evening program at 7:25 p.m. and shines the spotlight on the three-year-old trotting fillies in races two, three, five, eight, and 11.

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