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Golden Moment For Mach A Wish

Published: August 27, 2012 9:27 pm ET

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When it came to purchasing Mach A Wish earlier this season, it was a case of money well spent for the David Goodrow Stable and Tony O’Sullivan.

The three-year-old daughter of Mach Three-Belinda Hanover steamrolled to a 1:50.2 victory in Monday’s $130,000 OSS Gold Series Final, and in doing so she missed the all-time OSS record in her division by one-fifth of a second.

Mach A Wish got away third in the early going while Mia Seelster and Cooking The Books battled to the quarter pole in :26.3. Cooking The Books worked her way to the top, but came under siege in the backstretch from Rick Zeron and Mach A Wish. She accelerated from third to first in a matter of strides, and proceeded to lead the field through middle splits of :54.3 and 1:22.2. Race favourite Apogee Hanover tracked cover to the head of the lane, and she went into sprint mode as the field headed for the payoff. Mach A Wish dug in, however, and her :28-second kicker was good enough to earn her the one-length win. Apogee Hanover was second, with Class Of O Nine taking home third prize.

The landscape of the event changed just a few minutes before the race when Mindsweeper became a late ‘lame’ scratch.

Tony O’Sullivan trains Mach A Wish, who has put together a 7-3-2 record from 12 starts after going unraced as a freshman. The $65,000 payday lifted her lifetime earnings to $138,180.

To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Mohawk Racetrack.

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