The winning streak is over. Waiting On A Woman made a costly miscue on the way to the quarter, missing out on a trip to the winner's circle for the first time in 11 starts on Wednesday night
The disappointing setback came in Atlantic Sires Stakes action during Old Home Week at Woodstock's Connell Park. Regular driver Corey MacPherson managed to get Waiting On A Woman to rally for the third spot in the first of two $5,100 divisions for three-year-old trotters.
Maple Leaf Spirit benefitted from the favourite's mistake, scoring in 2:04.4 for trainer-driver Ralph Annear, who co-owns with Steven Sorrie.
The other three-year-old division went to Greenoaks Farm's The Iceman Aireth and trainer-driver Marc Campbell in 2:06.
Two-year-old trotters also competed in a pair of $5,180 divisions. Perfect Posture scored in the first heat for Brian MacPhee in 2:10.3. The Donald Sweet trainee is now a perfect two-for-two in his career for owner Melvin Willis. Bert Honkoop's B J Carmalyta won the second split in 2:11.1 over a track listed two seconds off.
Old Home Week harness racing wraps up Friday night with a 12-dash card starting at 7 p.m. The $7,500 Kelti Burnett Memorial is the feature race.