The winning streak is now three in a row and counting for Warrawee Roo thanks to his gritty score in Monday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Warrawee Roo had reeled off consecutive wins in high-end conditioned classes in recent weeks, but the jump to the top level had many handicappers looking elsewhere.
Grandma Heidi rolled to the top from Post 7 and had the field chasing her through first-half fractions of :28 and :56. Warrawee Roo and James MacDonald popped to the outside in the second quarter and pressed the leader before taking command past the half-mile marker.
Warrawee Roo rolled the field past the three-quarter pole in 1:24 while feeling pressure from race favourite Oney Hall. Warrawee Roo simply kicked away from that foe in the lane – and everyone else, too – en route to posting the win in 1:52.4. Oney Hall was second under the line, with Combs Hanover taking home the show dough in the nine-horse affair.
Luc Blais trains the eight-year-old son of Majestic Son-Karoon for Determination of Montreal, QC. The win was his fourth of the season and the 14th of his career. The $17,000 payday bumped the veteran’s bankroll to $839,660.
To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Woodbine Mohawk Park.